Orlando City battles to a 1-1 draw against Chicago Fire

CHICAGO (May 29, 2024) – Orlando City SC (4-6-5, 17 points) played to a 1-1 draw against Chicago Fire FC (2-8-6, 12 points) on Wednesday night at Soldier Field.

Facundo Torres scored the lone goal for the Lions, the 32nd of his career and his fourth goal of the season. The goal placed him third on Orlando’s all-time scoring list.

Facundo Torres after scoring goal on June 29 2024 at Soldier filed, Chicago Il courtesy Orlando City SC

“It was a game that we should have won,” said Orlando head coach Oscar Pareja. “I thought we had our opportunities, I thought we had the actions to define the game. The effort of the players was there constantly, and Chicago had a few instances just to get out of those moments. But we felt that we fell short, we should have won it, and it is disappointing still. We see the team growing in some areas and, again, the players’ effort is always, for me, remarkable.”

The Lions got things started early on in the night after a chaotic sequence of rebounds found Facundo Torres at the top of the Fire’s six-yard box. Torres slid the ball to the far post in a move that surprised goalkeeper Chris Brady and found the back of the net.

The hosts leveled things up in the 70th minute, breaking down the left wing to get in behind the Lions. Arnaud Souquet sent a centering ball to Hugo Cuypers, who one-timed a slow shot past goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.

Orlando heads over to New Jersey to face the Red Bulls on Saturday, June 1.

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