NEW YORK -- Former UConn men's soccer standout Cyle Larin has earned a spot on the MLS Team of the Week, which was released by the league on Monday.
Larin, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, tallied goals in each of Orlando City's matches against DC United and Los Angeles last week. The Brampton, Ontario native gathered a loose ball at the top of the box and drilled one into the corner of the net on Wednesday against DC United, and his second goal of the week came on Sunday when he received a pass from Kaka in transition. Both goals can be seen below.
Wednesday's Goal Against DC United
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Sunday's Goal Against LA Galaxy
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Orlando City (3-3-5) currently sits in fifth place in the Eastern Conference in the club's first year in the MLS. Much of the team's early success can be attributed to Larin, who ranks 10th in the league with four goals in 2015. His four goals match the scoring output of all the other 2015 MLS SuperDraft selections combined and stand just three short of the MLS record for No. 1 overall picks in their rookie season.
Larin appeared in 39 matches for UConn during his two seasons in Storrs, totaling 52 points on 23 goals and six assists. He was tabbed the American Athletic Rookie of the Year after tallying a league-best 22 goals in 2013, and he earned Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors this past fall. His 1.31 points per game in 2014 ranked 29th among Division I players.
UConn made history in January when Larin was selected with the top pick, as Connecticut became the first school to have back-to-back top picks in the SuperDraft. Former Husky goalkeeper Andre Blake was selected No. 1 overall by the Philadelphia Union in 2014.
Larin and Orlando City resume MLS play on Sunday with a road match against San Jose at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. Husky fans can check UConnHuskies.com every Monday for updates on many of the UConn players competing in the MLS.
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