Pulisic and Davies lead the new Concacaf litter in Europe


Concacaf is said to be the lowest level of football in the entire region. And let’s not fool ourselves: compared to Conmebol, it definitely is, which is why the best talents, those who avoid conformity at all costs, dream of succeeding in the Old Continent. Specifically the five main European leagues. During the 2019-20 season, while the Wolves’ Mexican striker, Raúl Jiménez, took the majority of the spotlight, Christian Pulisic and Alphonso Davies continued to make their way in the Premier League and Bundesliga, respectively .How good have the campaigns been for the American and the Canadian? Pulisic, following in the footsteps of DempseyIn the absence of playing the second leg of the round of 16 against Bayern Munich – elimination practically already sentenced in favor of the Bavarians – and the final of the FA Cup against Arsenal, Pulisic registers with Chelsea 10 goals and 10 assists in all competitions. According to data provided by ESPN Stats & Information, only Christian Dempsey has had the best season for an American player in the English league. Dempsey, retired, he recorded 17 goals in the 2011-12 tournament, as well as another 12 a year earlier. Both campaigns with Fulham: Serie A, Copa del Rey, UFC, thousands of live events, exclusive original series and much more, all in HD. Subscribe here Pulisic, 21, arrived at the London club – led by Frank Lampard – in May for about 64 million euros from Borussia Dortmund. Why so much money? Due to his age and projection, but above all, because he was chosen to replace the club legend, the Belgian Eden Hazard, on the left wing. After a slow start, Pulisic was a substitute from the fifth to the seventh day. From there, it exploded. Had it not been for an adductor injury that kept him out for a couple of months, he very likely would have broken his compatriot’s mark.To give you an idea of ​​Pulisic’s great campaign, if we let ourselves be carried away by the Premier League, the American has nine goals and six assists. Only Mohamed Salah (10/19), Kevin De Bruyne (13/20) and Son Heung-Min (11/10) had at least nine goals and more than six passes on goal than Pulisic. A native of Pennsylvania, Pulisic signed with the Dortmund at 16 years old. He never played in MLS. However, he quickly jumped to the national team and holds several records: He is the youngest player (17 years and 193 days) in the selection of bars and stars to play an official match in a World Cup tie. youngest to score a goal with the national team (17 years and 253 days). He is the youngest foreigner to score a goal in the Bundesliga (17 years and 211 days). The youngest American to score a goal in the Champions League (18 years and 171 days). Davies takes the job from Alaba Davies’ case is totally different because, unlike Pulisic, who debuted as a professional in Germany, the Canadian went through the USL and MLS. From a movie At 15, he became the second youngest player to play in the U.S. First Division. He did it with the Vancouver Whitecaps. After some good performances at USL, he was promoted to the first team. After scoring eight goals in his last season, Bayern signed him for $ 13.5 million, a record for the time, and since his arrival he has won two leagues, two cups with Bayern, and was awarded the Bundesliga Rookie of the Year award. And the best of all? He is barely 19 years old. During this season, with the Champions League round of 16 match still pending, Davies records three goals and nine assists. He is the starting left back of the team over David Alaba. Davies was originally a winger who was forced to play as a side against the constant injuries of the Austrian and now also Lucas Hernández. Because Alaba has served primarily as the central defender in this tournament, the Canadian has established himself as the left defender with 24 starts in 33 games. Speed ​​is the main virtue of Davies, who even set a record for miles per kilometer. Buduburam, a Ghanaian refugee camp, Davies’s parents fled the civil war in Liberia and migrated to Canada. His childhood and adolescence was spent by Edmonton. Currently, according to transfermarkt, he is worth 60 million euros, the eighth most valuable player in the entire German league. On August 8, in the return against Chelsea, Davies will have the opportunity to continue reaffirming itself as the best young winger in Europe. In his last two games, he has added three assists, no less than against Tottenham and now those led by Lampard. Both he and Pulisic lead, along with Jiménez —who quite possibly lands with Juventus or Manchester United— the new generation of Concacaf. Jiménez (29), older than them, had his soccer explosion during the last two seasons. Pulisic (21) and Davies (19), are just starting their respective careers and aim for the elite.Historically, Mexico is the Concacaf country that exports the most talent to Europe. But after the successful beginnings of Pulisic and Davies’ careers … who rules out that there is a new litter from the region ready to succeed on the Old Continent? Those ‘crutches’ that Americans and Canadians only play basketball and baseball, seem every day lose more strength. And beware, the physique and speed have it in their genes. The young talent of Concacaf continues to increase its share price … And Pulisic and Davies have a lot to do with it.