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1. Alphonso Davies will start training with Bayern Munich's first team after the November international break. The 17-year-old Canadian played his last MLS game for Vancouver on Sunday, scoring twice in a 2-1 win over Portland. Bayern coach Niko Kovac confirmed on Monday that Davies will move directly to the first team, given the club's investment in him, though he won't be eligible to play until January. The fee for Davies could reach $22 million.

2. American Ian Hoffmann has been called into the German under-18 national team for a four-day camp in Duisburg. Hoffmann, 17, plays for Karlsruhe's U-19 team. He was born and raised in Connecticut but moved to Germany when his father, former Georgetown star Andy Hoffmann, was transferred there for work. In the past, Hoffmann, who is eligible to play for Germany through his grandparents, has played for U.S. and German youth teams.

3. Dr. Colleen Hacker and Aliceann Wilber will the first women inducted into United Soccer Coaches' Hall of Fame. Hacker, a former coach at Pacific Lutheran and member of the coaching staff on U.S. women's national teams that went to three World Cups and three Olympics, and Wilber, who's in her 39th year as the head coach at William Smith, will be honored along with the late Albie Loeffler at the organization's awards banquet on Jan. 11 in Chicago.
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