Orlando soccer star Larin arrested for DUI

The driver stopped in the middle of the road and an oncoming Mercedes stopped within feet of the vehicle, preventing a head-on collision, according to an arrest report.

Investigators said he blew twice the legal limit.

Where that leaves Larin with Canada and the Gold Cup, which begins July 7, is unclear.

Orlando City SC takes great pride in the way it represents the Orlando community and expects all players, coaches and front office staff to uphold that standard at all times, both on and off the field.

The arresting officer said Larin "had slurred speech and had difficulty answering my questions".

Troopers said Larin's eyes were "extremely bloodshot and glassy", and there was an "obvious odor of alcoholic beverage omitting from the vehicle", according to an arrest report.

Investigators said the man told the trooper he is from Toronto, Canada, but has lived in Orlando for three years. When asked how many drinks Cyle had by the officer, he was reported to have said none.

A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said Larin was co-operative and "respectful" throughout. One notable player who had to undergo the SABH program was Philadelphia Union striker CJ Sapong (DUI charge was eventually dropped) who spent three weeks at a California treatment center two years ago.

Larin, the 2015 MLS Rookie of the Year, is tied for third in the league this season with eight goals in 15 matches.

His 39 goals through 68 career MLS starts have attracted interest from clubs in Europe.

Orlando's next game is against the visiting Montreal Impact on Saturday night.

  • Larry Hoffman