July 22, 2015
Soccer News Net staff
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
Igboananike leads Fire over Orlando
CHICAGO FIRE 3, ORLANDO CITY SC 1
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.---Kennedy Igboananike scored two late goals to lead the Chicago Fire to a 3-1 win over the Orlando City SC Lions in a Lamar Hunt US Open Cup quarterfinal match at Toyota Park Wednesday night.
The win gives the Fire a berth in the semifinals where they will face the Philadelphia Union on August 11th. The Fire had not lost a match in the US Open Cup quarterfinals in their history.
Igboananike, gave Chicago the lead in the 87th minute, putting in a rebound of a shot by David Accam.
Igboananike clinched the victory as stoppage time had just started at the end of the second half. Igboananike brought the ball from midfield and went around a defender. Lions' goalkeeper Tally Hall came off his line to try and stop Igboananike but Igboananike just went right around him and sent a left-footed shot from ten yards out into the net to make it 3-1.
Chicago jumped out in front quickly when a high ball was sent into the penalty area in the fourth minute. Patrick Nyarko ran onto the ball past the Lions' defense and fired a shot with his right foot from the penalty spot by Hall to make it 1-0.
The Lions' Eric Avila made a run down the right side and sent a cross into the six-yard box. Cyle Larin headed the ball down and into the net to tie the match 1-1 in the 56th minute.
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