Canada's Larin recalled for knockout stage

Postado Julho 17, 2017

Striker Cyle Larin was added to Canada's men's soccer team on Sunday for the knock-out phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He had been excluded from the initial roster following his arrest on a a misdemeanor DUI charge in Florida. After undergoing an evaluation by Major League Soccer's substance abuse program, missing three games during the process, Larin was cleared to return to competition on June 27.

Canada coach Octavio Zambrano said in an interview with the Canadian Press on June 28 that he planned to recall Larin to the roster as one of the six changes allowed after the group stage. Larin replaced Toronto FC's Raheem Edwards, according to the release.

Canada will face the Jamaican National Team Thursday in Glendale Arizona.

This will be Larin's second Gold Cup participation and the first appearance in the quarterfinals for Canada since 2009. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and coverage will be on FS1 and Univision.