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Orlando City rallies late to beat Fire at Toyota Park

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Chicago Fire players were responsible for four of the goals scored on Saturday night at Toyota Park. Unfortunately for the Fire, two of those goals went into their own net.

Fire defender Adailton scored own goals in each half, including redirecting a Carlos Rivas cross into his own net in the 86th minute to help give Orlando City a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.

The Fire saw leads erased on two separate occasions, with Orlando City rallying from behind late in the second half to stretch their unbeaten streak to four matches.

Rookie forward Cyle Larin helped spark the second-half rally, blasting a curling shot past Fire goalkeeper Jon Busch in the 82nd minute.

Larin’s goal, his fifth of the season, helped energize Orlando City late in the match, and that boost of energy helped the visitors find a winner just four minutes later, when Rivas attacked down the left flank before sending in a cross that Adailton tried to clear, only to have it hit his outstretched foot and beat Bush to make the score 3-2.

The Fire started the match in promising fashion when Kennedy Igboananike tapped home a cross from David Accam from close range to make the score 1-0 in the ninth minute.

Orlando City tied things up in the 40th minute when defender Sean St. Ledger headed a corner at the Fire goal, where it hit off Adailton’s leg before going in.

The Fire retook the lead in the 57th minute when Harry Shipp picked out David Accam with a pinpoint pass into the middle of the penalty area. Accam placed a right-footed shot just inside the far post to make the score 2-1.

The Fire looked to be well on their way to a victory before Larin’s goal helped turn the tide.

Orlando City moved into a tie with the New York Red Bulls for third place in the East with Saturday’s win. Adrian Heath’s men return to action on June 14 against D.C. United at the Citrus Bowl.

The Fire have fallen to ninth place in the East, with a trip to New England to face the Revolution set for Saturday.


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