World Cup countdown: Who were Canada soccer’s key weekend performers?
Our new series is underway, analyzing some of Canada’s most important performers from the club soccer weekend that was – all in advance of the FIFA 2022 World Cup.
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A highly-touted prospect coming out of Akron, Laryea spent three seasons with Orlando trying to earn playing time. He's found it in Toronto, where he's established himself as one of the top right backs in MLS.
OUTSIDE MLS: Laryea spent time on loan with Orlando City B in USL, where he made 35 appearances with three goals and two assists.
COLLEGE: In 2015, Laryea made 22 starts for the University of Akron, playing a crucial role in the team’s impressive 18-3-3 regular season record as they advanced to the semi-finals of the NCAA tournament, finishing just shy of a College Cup appearance. In his sophomore season with the Zips, the speedy and skillful midfielder recorded 11 goals and logged seven assists to finish second on the team in points (29). As a freshman in 2014, Laryea was named to the All-Mid-American Conference team.
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