Chicago Fire FC vs Orlando City SC – Football Match Report – July 8, 2021
Robert Beric scored the deciding goal in the 72nd minute, and the Chicago Fire dominated visiting Orlando City 3-1 on Wednesday night to record back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
Boris Sekulic equalized the game at the end of the first half and Chinonso Offor added stoppage insurance for the Fire.
Chicago beat Atlanta United FC 3-0 on Saturday and totaled nine goals while taking seven points in their last three games.
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Beric, who came close to completing a plethora of chances, was ultimately rewarded with just under 20 minutes to go. Taking a well-timed pass from Alvaro Medran, who recorded his second assist of the night, Beric split two Orlando defenders and beat frozen goalie Brandon Austin to break the tie 1-1 with his second goal. from 2021.
Offor froze the game with a sprint score in the sixth minute of overtime on a block against an attack from Orlando.
Andres Perea gave Orlando the lead just past the half-hour mark, but the Lions failed to hold onto the lead and abandoned back-to-back games for the first time this season. Orlando City, who lost 2-1 to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, had a glorious chance to tie the game in the 86th minute, but Junior Urso’s point blank kick was stopped by the keeper. Bobby Shuttleworth Fire Department.
Chicago had the best chance of the first 10 minutes when Przemyslaw Frankowski, who assisted on Offor’s score, hit the crossbar.
Orlando finally found his collective place, stepped up the attack and was eventually rewarded by Perea, who was perfectly positioned to punch a 34th-minute redirection inside the box after a biased clearance attempt from the Chicago defender. Jonathan Bornstein.
The Fire shot even in the dying seconds of the first half. Sekulic’s stellar header on a brilliant, extended cross from Medran in the first minute of the stoppage left the visitors frustrated heading into the break.