Jason Kreis and Kaka addressed Larin's DUI on Friday after practice

By Despina Barton, Spectrum Sports
Last Updated: Monday, June 19, 2017, 10:06 AM EDT

Orlando City head coach Jason Kreis says that in the aftermath of Cyle Larin’s DUI that this could be the time his team comes together tighter than ever. Kreis saying his team does not condone Larin’s behavior but they are a family at the club and are there to pick Larin up.

Cyle Larin not present at Orlando City practice on Friday morning—but his DUI from Thursday atop everyone’s mind as head coach Jason Kreis and Kaka spoke out for the first time.

“Cyle’s obviously distraught and very very disappointed I think in himself and his decision,” Kreis said on Friday.

“So we need to be strict in our view of it and tell Cyle and the rest of the group that these decisions are poor and they affect everybody moved on and say that we are family and family members forgive and we try to help each other in these times of need.”

“Just wake up and see[ing] the news, to see what happened with a very close and friendly team mate,” Kaka explained “It’s a tough week for us but also it is a great opportunity to take this situation as motivation and a good situation to change and prove that Orlando City is a different club.”

Larin took to Twitter Friday morning to apologize to his family, fans and team mates. Acknowledging the disappointment he has caused and vowed to do everything possible to never place himself in this position again—and work to regain everyone’s trust.

He will be enrolling into the MLS Substance Abuse and Behavioral health program on Sunday. The evaluation will take five days –until complete he will not be able to play with the team who will move ahead with its MLS schedule.