MLS's Youngest Players:
14 Freddy Adu (D.C. United, 2004)
15 Alphonso Davies (Vancouver, 2016)
16 Diego Fagundez (New England, 2011)
16 Nikolas Besagno (Real Salt Lake, 2005)
16 Eddie Gaven (MetroStars, 2003)
16 Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia, 2011)
16 Craig Capano (Chicago, 2002)
16 Jozy Altidore (NY Red Bulls, 2006)
16 Jack McBean (LA Galaxy, 2011)
16 Rodrigo Lopez (Chivas, 2006)
Davies joined the Whitecaps' residency program in 2015. In February, he started playing for the Whitecaps' USL team and in May became the youngest player to score a goal in USL history.
"Alphonso is a bright young player who has earned this opportunity," said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson. "He still has a lot of hard work ahead of him, but at this point in time we felt this was the best move for his development and for the club. This is another great example of our player pathway and we hope he will be the first of many WFC2 [Whitecaps FC 2] players to make the next step."
Davies is the youngest player on a current MLS roster and the third youngest player, at 15 years and 256 days, ever to sign an MLS contract after Freddy Adu and Nik Besagno.
“This is a dream come true,” said Davies. “I’ve grown so much since joining the Residency program last year, and have continued to learn from the first-team players and coaching staff. Coming to Vancouver was the best decision of my life. I’m so thankful to the club for having faith in me and I can’t wait to get started in MLS.”