Alphonso Davies - Vancouver Whitecaps

The Canadian national team’s player pool has expanded by one very promising teenager.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Vancouver Whitecaps winger Alphonso Davies passed his Canadian citizenship test and was later set to take his Oath of Citizenship.

The Liberian-born 16-year-old has lived in Canada since his family moved to Ontario 11 years ago. He has made 19 MLS appearances (seven starts) since his league debut on July 16 of last year. He has scored four goals across all competitions, including the Canadian Championship and CONCACAF Champions League.

He is accepted a call-up to the Canadian national team for their match against Curacao on June 13 (7:30 pm ET; TSN, RDS).

“I am really excited to be called into Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team,” Davies said in a release. “Canada Soccer worked extremely hard to get me where I am right now and I am very grateful. I am really glad they took their time and put the effort in me in helping me get my citizenship.”

Davies has been a part of Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program since 2014 when he was just 13 years old. He is currently a professional player with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. After making his pro debut at age 15, he became the youngest goal scorer in the history of the Canadian Championship at age 16 on 23 May 2017.

Before moving to Vancouver in 2015, Davies grew up in Edmonton, Alberta where he played for Edmonton Inter, Edmonton Strikers, FC Edmonton Academy, and St. Nicholas Soccer Academy. He was just five years old when he arrived in Canada, living briefly in Windsor, Ontario before moving out west to Edmonton.