Former LA Galaxy chief executive Alexi Lalas has backed recent European moves from promising young American players.
Of the Davies move, Lalas said it would have a positive effect on the US national team.
â€śIt's a step up,â€ť he said in an interview with Fanhouse.
â€śHis performance with the national team has turned some people onto his ability and his viability up top. Whether he's the ultimate solution remains to be seen. From what we've seen so far, it's a positive future for him.
â€śAs a national team fan it's a good thing because you can never have too much ability up top.â€ť
When asked about other young Americanâ€™s playing abroad, including Benficaâ€™s Freddy Adu and Villarrealâ€™s Jozy Altidore, Lalasâ€™ message was clear.
â€śPlay, play, play, that's the big thing,â€ť he added.
â€śIf you're not playing, you're of no use, to be honest. Training and sitting on the bench, we're too far along to have that be the criteria to be called into the national team. There are other players that are playing in other leagues that have that sharpness when they are called in.â€ť