Brampton continues to show the world it is Canada’s hotbed of soccer

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Published February 4, 2021 at 7:46 pm

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Cyle Larin and Ashley Lawrence, both products of Brampton’s minor soccer system, continue to shine globally and for that they have been names Canada’s Soccer Players of the Month for January 2021.

Born and bred in Brampton, Larin, 25, has pushed Beşiktaş JK into a title race with Fenerbahçe in the Turkish SüperLig.

Larin scored seven goals and two assists in eight matches across all competitions with Beşiktaş in the month of January, including a four-goal performance on January 6 against Caykur Rizespor. He scored six of his goals in Süper Lig action as Beşiktaş posted five wins, one draw and one loss and finished the month in second place in the standings, just one point back of league leaders Fenerbahçe SK. He also scored in a 1-0 win over Caykur Rizespor in the Turkish Cup Round of 16.

Although from Caledon, Lawrence played most of her minor soccer here in Brampton with the Brams United Girls squad and now stars with European giants Paris Saint-Germain who hold down first place in France. Lawrence featured in every minute of Paris Saint-Germain’s three January wins, two in league action and one in the Coupe de France. Now in her fifth professional season in France, Lawrence made her 100th appearance with Paris Saint-Germain in the January 23 victory over EA Guingamp. She also plays for Canada’s national team.

(Cyle Larin and Ashley Lawrence/Canada Soccer photo)

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