U.S. Soccer

Two goals in the final five minutes of regulation by Kennedy Igboananike sent the Chicago Fire to the 2015 U.S. Open Cup Semifinals with a 3-1 win against a game Orlando City SC side at Toyota Park.

In the upcoming Semifinal Round, Chicago will travel to play the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park in Chester, Penn., on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET. On the other side of the bracket, Sporting Kansas City welcomes Real Salt Lake to Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan, on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Chicago took a first half lead through Partick Nyarko in the third minute, only for Orlando to strike back via a Cyle Larin header midway through the second half. With the match seeming destined for extra time, Igboananike struck on two consecutive fast breaks to secure the win and send the Fire to their third consecutive Open Cup Semifinal and fourth in the last five years. 

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Report -

Date: July 22, 2015
Match: Chicago Fire (MLS) vs. Orlando City SC (MLS)
Competition:
2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; Quarterfinal
Venue: Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Attendance: 4,723
Weather: 80 degrees (clear, breezy)

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F                             
CHI                                         1              2              3
ORL                                        0              1              1

CHI – Patrick Nyarko (Jon Busch)               3rd minute
ORL – Cyle Larin (Eric Avila)                          56
CHI – Kennedy Igboananike                        87
CHI – Kennedy Igboananike                        90+1

Lineups:
CHI – 18-Jon Busch; 2-Matt Polster, 6-Eric Gehrig, 4-Adailton, 3-Joevin Jones; 14-Patrick Nyarko (11-David Accam, 59’), 8-Matt Watson, 30-Razvan Cocis, 19-Harry Shipp; 10-Shaun Maloney (77-Kennedy Igboananike, 66’), 7-Jason Johnson (26-Michael Stephens, 90’)
Head coach: Frank Yallop

ORL: 22-Tally Hall; 4-Sean St. Ledger, 27-Rafael Ramos, 3-Sebastian Hines, 14-Luke Boden; 12-Eric Avila (19-Danny Mwanga, 89’), 17-Darwin Ceren, 10-Kaka, 7-Cristian Higuita; 15-Pedro Ribeiro (5-Servando Carrasco, 82’), 21-Cyle Larin
Head coach: Adrian Heath

Stats Summary: CHI / ORL
Shots: 18 / 5
Saves: 0 / 3
Corner Kicks: 8 / 5
Fouls: 15 / 20
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:
ORL – Rafael Ramos (caution)                     15th minute
ORL – Cyle Larin (caution)                             80
CHI – Kennedy Igboananike (caution)     89

Officials:
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic
Assistant Referee 1: Sean Hurd
Assistant Referee 2: TJ Zablocki
4th Official: Dimitar Chavdarov
Match Commissioner: Jim Froslid

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