Orlando City's Cyle Larin wins MLS Rookie of the Year

Orlando City forward Cyle Larin has been voted Major League Soccer's Rookie of the Year.

The 20-year-old Canadian scored an MLS rookie record 17 goals in 27 games during the regular season for the expansion team. He was selected from UConn with the top pick in this year's draft.

"There are always more goals to reach," Larin told MLSsoccer.com. "I want to follow up what I did this year by winning something with my team and getting a championship. The next thing is to be the top goal scorer in the league itself and, if I keep doing the things I did this year and working hard in the offseason, I think that's something I can achieve.

"I certainly have a lot of confidence from this season. My coaches and teammates have really instilled that in me. It feels like I have come a long way and, while it has been a long year for me, it has been a very good one. Hopefully next year can be even better."

Orlando coach Adrian Heath said he's confident Larin has the ability to be one of the league's best players.

"Cyle is already well on the way to a great career," Heath said. "The most pleasing thing is that he is taking the things we work on from Monday to Friday on the training field into games with him. If he avoids injury, the sky's the limit for him."

The league said on Tuesday that Larin received 276 percent of combined team, media and player votes, which total 300 percent.

San Jose midfielder Fatai Alashe was second with seven percent, followed by Chicago defender Matt Polster with three percent.