The Canadian national soccer team is adding a little insurance for their quarter-final match against Jamaica on Thursday at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. They have added striker Cyle Larin to the team for the knock-out phase. Larin is a 22-year old from Brampton. He plays professionally for Orlando City in the MLS. In 2015, he broke the record for most goals by a rookie, scoring 17 times in 27 games and earning the Rookie of the Year Award.
Larin’s amateur career was played locally for private soccer academy “Sigma FC” and in the NCAA he played for the Connecticut Huskies. In high school, he led St. Edmund Campion to three OFSAA championships, finishing tops on the team in goals for the final three seasons.
In the CONCACAF Gold Cup, teams are allowed to make six changes after the group phrase providing the players involved were named to the squad’s 40-man preliminary roster, as Larin was.
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