Toronto FC watchful of teenage Whitecap

Davies, who turned 16 on Nov. 2, has already made nine MLS appearance and started in four of the Whitecaps’ five games over the last three weeks including the season-opener and three CONCACAF Champions League outings.

The Liberian-born midfielder, who came to Canada with his family when he was four, is good on the ball and combines strength, mobility and creativity.

“Regardless of age, I think he’s a very talented player,” said Toronto head coach Greg Vanney. “I think he’s dangerous, he’s aggressive, he runs at you … Obviously he’s got good size and athleticism and pace to go with what I think is good technique.

“And probably what’s most impressive for his age is just the composure and belief that he belongs on the field and that he can make a difference. That is mature beyond his years. But I like him. I enjoy watching him as a player. If he’s on the field against us, we’ll have to be aware of him and his strengths and make sure we’re accounting for them.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.