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Lions Abroad: How Did Orlando City Players Fare Internationally?

Cyle Larin, Kevin Molino, and Darwin Cerén were all called up to represent their countries for World Cup qualifiers. How did they perform ahead of tonight's second legs?

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A Trio of Orlando City players have helped represent their countries during the international break, with striker Cyle Larin representing Canada against Mexico, midfielder Kevin Molino playing for Trinidad and Tobago in his country's match with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and defensive midfielder Darwin Cerén joining his El Salvador squad as it faced Honduras. These respective sides will face off again today, so let's take a look at how the matches played out over the weekend.

Canada 0-3 Mexico

From the chart, we can see that El Tri found a way to contain Larin to only allow him one decent shot on goal on two total shots during the entire 90 minutes he played. Mexico found goals from Chicharito, Jesus Corona, and Hirving Lozano. 

Overall, it was a pretty forgettable night for the Canadians in BC Place as Mexico was able to win its first game in Canada since 1993. The two sides will meet again tonight in Mexico City at 10:30 p.m. ET.

El Salvador 2-2 Honduras

Cerén didn't have too many opportunities in La Selecta's draw with Honduras. Honduras looked like it had the match sewn up, but an 88th-minute goal from Nelson Bonilla brought El Salvador level to stay in third place in Group A. Cerén's most notable action of the game came in the 79th minute, when he picked up a yellow card. La Selecta and Honduras will meet again tonight at 9:06 p.m. ET.

Trinidad and Tobago 3 - 2 St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Molino continued his seemingly gun shy play in the Soca Warriors' win over St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Molino played the entire 90 minutes but didn't register a point. Goals came for Trinidad and Tobago through Joevin Jones and second-half substitute Levi Garcia, who netted himself a brace. The two sides will meet again tonight at 7 p.m. ET.

So, there you have it. Three lackluster performances from Orlando City players representing their national teams. Honestly, I'm not too upset over this as long as they all come back healthy. The last thing anyone wants to see at this point is any one of these three picking up a knock away from the club and missing an extended amount of time.