Orlando City wins first U.S. Open Cup final behind leg of Facundo Torres

Sep 9, 2022

When Orlando City SC completed the transfer of Uruguayan forward Facundo Torres in January, the Lions paid a club-record $7.5 million fee and $1.5 million in bonuses for 100% of his rights.

Torres made the major spending all worth it Wednesday night by delivering two goals in the club’s biggest win as host Orlando City defeated Sacramento Republic FC 3-0 in the U.S. Open Cup final.

After more than an hour of scoreless soccer, Torres put the Lions in front following a costly turnover by Sacramento in the 75th minute.

Five minutes later, Torres found the back of the net on a penalty kick to give Orlando City breathing room in the final 10 minutes of the match.

Source: Yahoo Sports