Tuesday January 19th, 2016

Reigning MLS Rookie of the Year Cyle Larin of Orlando City SC (who scored a rookie-record 17 goals in 2015) was the first player to come through the print roundtable at the MLS Media Day in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

I asked him about off-season rumors that Mexican club Tigres was interested in him, and he said he wasn’t aware but: “It’s exciting because other teams want me … The more you do well and score goals, people will know you.”

What’s one thing Larin learned from his first campaign that will help this year? Fitness. During last season, he said, his fitness got better the more games he played. That’ll help during a 34-game regular season this year. 

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