The game in 100 words (or less): The Chicago Fire traveled to Orlando and were able to leave with a point, battling to a 1-1 draw despite playing a man down for nearly an hour. Both sides traded goals within the opening 20 minutes, but Chicago was sent to to ten men just after the half hour mark when Matt Harrington was dismissed for a wild challenge on Brek Shea. Orlando City pushed in the second half, but hit two posts and couldn’t beat Chicago goalkeeper Matt Lampson. Manager Adrian Heath will be disappointed his side didn’t take all three points.
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Three moments that mattered
4′ — Larin opens the scoring early — Cyle Larin wasted no time getting on the scoresheet, putting Orlando ahead just minutes into the match. The reigning Rookie of the Year collected at the top of the box and rifled a shot into the top corner, his second goal in as many games.
14′ — Accam outruns Hines to pull Fire level — What looked to be a harmless clear turned into an equalizer for Chicago thanks to David Accam’s blazing speed. A long boot out of the back put Accam in a footrace, and Seb Hines stood no chance of keeping up.
32′ — Harrington sent off for Chicago — The Fire were forced to ten men early in the match when Michael Harrington was sent off for an ugly challenge on Brek Shea. Harrington went in with a high boot that caught Shea up close to the waist, giving referee Ted Unkel an easy decision to go to his back pocket.
Man of the match: Matt Lampson
Goalscorers: Larin (4′), Accam (14′)
Red card: Harrington (32′)