Canadian international Alphonso Davies’ debut for Bayern Munich came with a trophy.
The 18-year-old hoisted the Telekom Cup in a sea of confetti Sunday after helping the German powerhouse to a 4-2 penalty shootout win over Borussia Moenchengladbach in the final of the four-team competition held during the Bundesliga’s winter break.
The tournament format featured a 45-minute half, followed by penalties if needed. Bayern’s Mats Hummels scoring the winning penalty, slotting it into the middle of the goal.
James Rodriguez, Brazil’s Thiago and Leon Goretzka also scored in the shootout for Bayern.
Davies started on the left side of midfield and showed some nice early touches, at one point taking a pass and flicking it past a defender.
Davies went down late in the game on Andreas Poulsen’s challenge but no penalty was given.
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Davies joined Bayern from the Vancouver Whitecaps in a MLS record-breaking $22-million US transfer deal that will see him play for the German side through 2023. The deal was consummated in July but Davies finished out the MLS season before joining Bayern in January.
Bayern won the tournament without scoring a goal in regulation.
Bayern beat Fortuna Duesseldorf 8-7 on penalties to the advance to the final while Borussia Moenchengladbach downed Hertha Berlin 1-0. Renato Sanches was the only Bayern starter from the semifinal to keep his place Sunday.
Davies has made nine appearances for Canada with three goals and four assists.
He was 15 when he made his MLS debut, becoming the second youngest player in league history — behind Freddy Adu — and the first born in the 2000s.
A winning start to life at <a href=”https://twitter.com/FCBayernEN?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@FCBayernEN</a> for <a href=”https://twitter.com/AlphonsoDavies?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@AlphonsoDavies</a> 🏆 <a href=”https://t.co/hHy7wcQrqX”>pic.twitter.com/hHy7wcQrqX</a>
The Bundesliga resumes this week with Bayern playing Hoffenheim on Friday.
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Sherwood Park is a large hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County that is recognized as an urban service area. It is located adjacent to the City of Edmonton’s eastern boundary, generally south of Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail), west of Highway 21 and north of Highway 630 (Wye Road). Other portions of Sherwood Park extend beyond Yellowhead Trail and Wye Road, while Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) separates Refinery Row to the west from the balance of the hamlet to the east.
Sherwood Park was established in 1955 on farmland of the Smeltzer family, east of Edmonton. With a population of 70,618 in 2016, Sherwood Park has enough people to be Alberta’s seventh largest city, but technically retains the status of a hamlet. The Government of Alberta recognizes the Sherwood Park Urban Service Area as equivalent to a city.
Sherwood Park, originally named Campbelltown, was founded by John Hook Campbell and John Mitchell in 1953 when the Municipal District of Strathcona No. 83 approved their proposed development of a bedroom community east of Edmonton. The first homes within the community were marketed to the public in 1955. Canada Post intervened on the name of Campbelltown due to the existence of several other communities in Canada within the same name, so the community’s name was changed to Sherwood Park in 1956.
The Sherwood Park Urban Service Area is located in the Edmonton Capital Region along the western edge of central Strathcona County adjacent to the City of Edmonton. The majority of the community is bound by Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) to the north, Highway 21 to the east, Highway 630 (Wye Road) to the south, and Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) to the west. The Refinery Row portion of Sherwood Park is located across Anthony Henday Drive to the west, between Sherwood Park Freeway and Highway 16. Numerous developments fronting the south side of Wye Road, including Wye Gardens, Wye Crossing, Salisbury Village and the Estates of Sherwood Park, are also within the community. Lands north of Highway 16 and south of Township Road 534/Oldman Creek between Range Road 232 (Sherwood Drive) to the west and Highway 21 to the east are also within the Sherwood Park urban service area.