Cyle Larin

Besiktas

Cyle Larin scores first goal for Besiktas

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Cyle Larin's made his first appearance for Besiktas since his move from Orlando City, and he wasted no time making an impact.

The Canadian international forward scored his first goal for the club on Saturday, mere minutes after coming on as a late game substitute. He found some space in the penalty area and broke free to bang home a feed from Mustafa Pektemek.

SBI Question of the Day: Which young MLS export will fare best in Europe?

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This January, MLS sent a promising crop of young players overseas to take their chances in Europe.

Cyle Larin's drama-filled move to Besiktas may have been the highlight, at least in terms of narrative. He had been the subject of overseas transfer rumors since his rookie season in 2015, but it took clandestinely skipping the fist few days of Orlando City training camp, leaving for Turkey, and showing up at training with his eventual new club to force the move through.

Report: Besiktas looking to obtain temporary license for Cyle Larin

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The Cyle Larin saga continued on Wednesday as Turkish-side Besiktas try to get the forward included in their squad.

Larin, who did not join Orlando City for their start of preseason on Monday, has stated his desire to play in Europe over the past few months. He has been with Besiktas for the last 10 days, despite not officially being signed to a contract.

Orlando City

Orlando City CEO rips 'troublemaker' Cyle Larin following controversial transfer

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It's safe to say the bridge to Orlando City is officially burned for Cyle Larin.

In the aftermath of the forward's controversial transfer to Besiktas, Orlando City CEO Alex Leitao was highly critical of Larin's behavior leading up to and during the move. The executive cited his 17 years in the soccer business while adding he'd never encountered a situation quite like the one caused by Larin's move.

Cyle Larin spotted training with Besiktas after skipping first day of Orlando City preseason

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The transfer drama surrounding Cyle Larin is getting even crazier as it doesn't look like the striker will be showing up to the club's preseason camp any time soon.

After skipping out on Orlando City practice on Monday, Larin was spotted in Turkey training with his potential new club Besiktas.

Report: Cyle Larin misses first day of Orlando City preseason as transfer drama continues

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The Cyle Larin saga continued through the first day of preseason.

Larin was reportedly absent on Monday as Orlando City began preseason training ahead of the 2018 season. The Canadian star's absence comes in the wake of transfer drama surrounding a move to Besiktas, which was announced by the Turkish club despite Larin's ongoing contract with the Lions.

Report: Besiktas announces Larin move, Orlando City deny deal

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Cyle Larin is officially in the middle of a transfer saga.

Turkish powerhouse Besiktas announced that Larin was undergoing a medical with the club on Saturday ahead of a potential deal. However, according to ProSoccerUSA.com, Orlando City officials insist that Larin is still under contract while adding that the club plans to take action against Besiktas.

Larin posts apology following DUI arrest

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Following Thursday's DUI arrest, Cyle Larin took to Twitter to begin his push towards recovery.

Larin apologized via a note on social media on Friday, stating his regret for disappointing fans of both Orlando City and the Canada national team. The apology comes just one day after the arrest, which prompted MLS to requirean assessment by the league's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program.

Reports: Orlando City star Cyle Larin arrested for DUI

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Arrest reports indicate that Orlando City forward Cyle Larin was arrested for DUI early Thursday morning, reports WESH/NBC Orlando.

Larin, who did not participate in Orlando City's U.S. Open Cup loss to Miami FC on Wednesday, was pulled over on Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando after reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road.

D.C. United squander chances, falter in second half in 2-0 defeat to Orlando City

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Cyle Larin and Giles Barnes took advantage of United's misfirings in front of goal

D.C. United had a chance to extend their unbeaten run away from home to four games, but instead fell 2-0 to Orlando City SC on Wednesday night in Florida. After squandering several chances of their own, United succumbed in the second half to a header from Cyle Larin, and a howler from Bill Hamid which handed Giles Barnes the final tally.

Orlando City 2, Philadelphia Union 1: Instant recap and player ratings survey

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The Union dropped their first game of the season on Saturday night.

The Philadelphia Union suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday night, falling to Orlando City SC, 2-1.

The away side nearly escaped a first half that saw OCSC control every facet of the game, but Cyle Larin finally managed to translate his team's dominance to the scoreboard.

Report: Kaka to miss six weeks with hamstring injury

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While Orlando City emerged victorious from Sunday's match against New York City FC, it came at a steep price.

Star DP midfielder Kaka will reportedly miss up to six weeks with a grade 1-2hamstring injury. Kaka was forced off the field early in Sunday's match, just before Cyle Larin put the hosts up in a match they'd eventually win, 1-0.

Major League Soccer

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Orlando City sells Cyle Larin to Besiktas

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The tumultuous Cyle Larin transfer saga is over.

Orlando City announced in a strongly-worded press release on Tuesday that it came to an agreement for the Canadian forward with Turkish club Besiktas.

The Lions expressed anger in the release about how the situation was handled by Larin, his representatives and Besiktas.

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Seattle

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MLS

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Around The Forest: Cyle Larin to Besiktas saga continues

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Portland

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MLS Week 28: Atlanta sets the MLS attendance record

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Atlanta United drew an announced crowd of 70,425 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to set a new MLS attendance record. They also picked up a point with a 3-3 draw with Orlando City. Dom Dwyer opened the scoring for Orlando City in the 10th minute. Josef Martinez equalized in the 36th. Dwyer and Martinez traded goals again, with Orlando regaining the lead in the 39th and Atlanta equalizing in the 55th.

MLS Ticker: Orlando City rejects Besiktas bid for Larin, Revs sign centerback, and more

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Even after acquiring striker Dom Dwyer in a trade with Sporting Kansas City, Orlando City has turned down an offer for Cyle Larin.

According to Goal, Orlando City has rejected an offer from Turkish outfit Besiktas for the Canadian striker. Besiktas has won back-to-back Turkish league titles but were "nowhere close" in their valuation of the 22-year-old striker, according to the report.

MLS Ticker: Orlando City rejects Besikyas bid for Larin, Revs sign centerback, and more

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Even after acquiring striker Dom Dwyer in a trade with Sporting Kansas City, Orlando City has turned down an offer for Cyle Larin.

According to Goal, Orlando City has rejected an offer from Turkish outfit Besiktas for the Canadian striker. Besiktas has won back-to-back Turkish league titles but were "nowhere close" in their valuation of the 22-year-old striker, according to the report.

Larin cleared for team activities

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Orlando City needed some good news after it was trounced by the Chicago Fire on Saturday night, and the club got it on Tuesday morning.

Forward Cyle Larin has been cleared to participate in team activities following an assessment by the league's Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health program.

Report: Larin to be left off Canada's final Gold Cup roster

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It looks like Canada will be without its star striker for the Gold Cup group stage.

According to Sportsnet, Cyle Larin will be left off the Canadian Men's National Team's 23-man roster for the Gold Cup.

Larin was arrested and charged with a DUI in Florida, and was subsequently checked into Major League Soccer's Substance Abuse and Behavioral program.

Major Link Soccer: Cyle Larin arrested and charged with DUI in Orlando

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Seattle

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Around The Forest: Cyle Larin arrested on DUI charge

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Portland:

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Around The Forest: Cyle Larin arrested on DUI charge

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Portland:

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Match Preview: New York City FC vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union travel to Yankee Stadium looking to avenge a 2-0 defeat earlier in the season. Can Jim Curtin find scoring depth? Will the back line contain David Villa? PSP gets you ready for Saturday's match against NYCFC.

Report: Orlando City open to potential Larin transfer

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Orlando City may be willing to cope without one of its star players if, and only if,the circumstances work out for all involved.

According to a report from Goal.com, Orlando is open to a potential transfer involving Cyle Larin, but only if the the dealis enticing enough. Larin hasreportedly drawn two formal bids in recent days,although the Canadian is not moving any time soon.

Philadelphia vs. D.C., Chelsea wins the Premier League: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/13/17

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Philadelphia Union News

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10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 7 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 7 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Orlando Puts On A Show

There’s something pretty special going on in Orlando.

The Lions have turned heads from the moment they entered MLS with Kaka and a sellout crowd of more than 60,000 at the Citrus Bowl, but what has happened since this club opened its new stadium has been on another level entirely.

10 things we learned from MLS gameweek 7 of the 2017 season

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Here are the ten things we learned from Week 7 of the 2017 MLS season.

1. Orlando Puts On A Show

There’s something pretty special going on in Orlando.

The Lions have turned heads from the moment they entered MLS with Kaka and a sellout crowd of more than 60,000 at the Citrus Bowl, but what has happened since this club opened its new stadium has been on another level entirely.

Larin’s stoppage-time goal lifts Orlando in MLS

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Miami (AFP) – Cyle Larin scored the game-winner in the first minute of injury time on Saturday as Orlando City stayed perfect in their new stadium with 2-1 Major League Soccer win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Canadian international Larin was able to maneuver into position on a corner and volley an off-balance effort into the top of the net.

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MLS

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Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Orlando City SC-THURSDAY

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Orlando City SC

Post-match analysis: Union at Orlando City SC

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Philadelphia Union were timid and impatient, and Orlando City used speed to pounce of the defense's mistakes.

Three things we could’ve learned from Revs v. Orlando

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The game was postponed, so we lost a learning opportunity.

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  1. Can the new center backs contain a forward like Cyle Larin?

Orlando open new football stadium with win but Kaka injured

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Miami (AFP) – Cyle Larin’s header in the 15th minute was enough to let Orlando City SC open their new stadium with a 1-0 victory over New York City FC Sunday on Major League Soccer’s opening weekend.

It wasn’t all good news for Orlando, however, as Larin’s header came minutes after Brazilian veteran Kaka limped off with a left hamstring injury.

Orlando open new football stadium with win but Kaka injured

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Miami (AFP) – Cyle Larin’s header in the 15th minute was enough to let Orlando City SC open their new stadium with a 1-0 victory over New York City FC Sunday on Major League Soccer’s opening weekend.

It wasn’t all good news for Orlando, however, as Larin’s header came minutes after Brazilian veteran Kaka limped off with a left hamstring injury.

The Rest

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Portland

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Philadelphia Union win (again!), Cristiano Ronaldo and Madrid close in on La Liga title: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/18/17

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Match report: Philadelphia Union 3-3 Orlando City

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C.J. Sapong equalized for the Union and Ilson, Jr. produced a brilliant goal as the Union played to a 3-3 draw in a 135-minute scrimmage that was not available for viewing by the public.