Orlando City beats Sac Republic 3-0 for U.S. Open Cup title
Orlando City beat Sacramento Republic 3-0 to claim the U.S. Open Cup title Wednesday night at Exploria Stadium.
Facundo Torres broke through with a goal in the 75th minute, then converted on a penalty to give the Lions their first-ever trophy.
Torres’ penalty kick in the 80th sealed it for the Lions, who had not won a title since joining Major League Soccer in 2015.
Orlando native Benji Michel added a stoppage-time goal.
Sac Republic plays in the lower-tier USL, was looking to become just the second lower-division club to win the Open Cup championship in a quarter-century.