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Nigerian forward net brace for Chicago Fire

23 July 2015, 17:04

Washington - Kennedy Igboananike was the hero for Chicago Fire after he came off the bench to bag a second - half brace as his team beat Orlando City SC 3-1 to progress to the semi-final of the US Open Cup on Wednesday.

Chicago Fire manager Frank Yallop started the Swedish-Nigerian on the bench but introduced him in the 66th minute with the game tied at 1-1.

Just as it looked as if the game was heading for extra-time, Igboananike scored from eight yards after Acca's shot had bounced off the post.

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In the 90th minute, the substitution by the coach paid more dividends, when the 26-year-old gave the home team a two-goal cushion, dribbling the goalie before shooting past an Orlando City player.

Chicago Fire will next be in action in the US Cup when they take on Maurice Edu's Philadelphia Union next month.

Following his brace at Toyota Park, Kennedy Igboananike has taken his tally for the season to 4 goals.

The Designated Player has played 20 games in all competitions this season.

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