Canada has recalled Orlando City star Cyle Larin
for the knockout stage of the Gold Cup, where it will play for the first time since 2009. He had been excluded from the initial roster following
his arrest on a a misdemeanor DUI charge in Florida.
Less than two weeks after his DUI arrest and suspension, Larin was cleared to return to action. He continued to be counseled by
doctors in MLS's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program.
Larin missed three MLS games -- a 3-3 tie with Montreal and 1-1 tie with Seattle and 4-0 loss at Chicago.
Coach Octavio Zambrano
's team for the quarterfinals includes nine MLS players, three players each from Montreal (Maxime Crepeau
, Anthony Jackson-Hamel
and Patrice Bernier
and Vancouver (Russell Teibert
, Alphonso Davies
and Marcel de Jong
), two from Toronto FC (Tosaint Ricketts
and Jonathan Osorio
), plus Larin. Raheem Edwards
returned to TFC.
The 16-year-old Davies, the youngest player Canada has ever called up for the Gold Cup, had scored three of its five goals.