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.
‚ÄúIt's a step up,‚ÄĚ he said in an interview with Fanhouse.
‚ÄúHis 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.
‚ÄúAs a national team fan it's a good thing because you can never have too much ability up top.‚ÄĚ
When asked about other young American‚Äôs playing abroad, including Benfica‚Äôs Freddy Adu and Villarreal‚Äôs Jozy Altidore, Lalas‚Äô message was clear.
‚ÄúPlay, play, play, that's the big thing,‚ÄĚ he added.
‚ÄúIf 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.‚ÄĚ