McDavid, others bid farewell to Alphonso Davies before final MLS game

Irfaan Gaffar sits down with Vancouver Whitecaps' winger Alphonso Davies, who reflects on his time playing in Vancouver, and looks ahead to playing for German powerhouse Bayern Munich.

Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies will bid farewell to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday as he plays his final match ahead of his move to Bayern Munich in January.

In anticipation of Sunday afternoon, the Whitecaps have compiled video messages from various athletes, including Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers and Canadian sprinter Andre DeGrasse.

Oilers forward, and Germany native, Leon Draisaitl also sent his wishes to the Munich-bound Davies.

Davies also received some kind words from the all-time leading scorer in Canadian men’s national team history, Dwayne De Rosario, who assured the teenager that he’ll make the country proud.

Fellow Vancouver-based athletes Troy Stecher of the Vancouver Canucks, ex-Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit and Davies’ teammate Russell Teibert were equally proud and emotional as well.

Even one of Davies’ opponents in MLS wanted to send a heartfelt message his way.

“With the ability you’ve shown in this league, I think you’ll be fine,” said New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Davies, 17, signed with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich back in July. In doing so, the Canadian international became the most-expensive outgoing MLS transfer in league history.


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