ORLANDO, Fla. — Update: Orlando City made history Wednesday night as it won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, defeating the Sacramaento Republic FC from the United Soccer League 3-0.
It marks the team’s first win since joining MLS in 2015.
Orlando City scored all three of their goals in the second half including two goal by Facundo Torress. His first goal came in the 75th minute near the top of the box. Four minutes later, in the 80th minute Torress scored his second goal of the night off of a penalty kick.
In stoppage time reserve, Benji Michel put the match on ice with a goal in stoppage time scoring the Lions third goal of the night. Orlando City SC wins their first U.S open Cup Championship.
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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer tweeted, “What a night! What a win for @OrlandoCitySC! The @opencup trophy is now home in The City Beautiful. Vamos Orlando!”
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Final preparations are being made at Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando ahead of Wednesday night’s championship match.
The Orlando City Soccer Club has a chance to win the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in front of a sold-out crowd.
Orlando City has been part of the MLS since 2015. Now, the club will have a chance to win their first trophy since joining the league.
Orlando City plays Sacramento Republic FC from the United Soccer League.
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