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Fire rout Orlando Lions 5-1 in US Open Cup

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) -- Chris Rolfe scored twice and the Chicago Fire beat the Orlando City SC Lions 5-1 on Wednesday night in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match.
 
   Rolfe beat goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo on a 7-yard header to open the scoring in the sixth minute and on a short kick from even closer range in the 64th, breaking the contest open.
 
   The Fire hosts D.C. United in an all-MLS semifinal match on Aug. 7.  
 
   Orlando pressed hard in the first 15 minutes of the second half, tying the match on overlapping defenseman Rob Valentino's goal from close range in the 51st minute. Valentino was set up by Kevin Molino's perfect pass.
 
   Chicago, 6-0-2 in its last eight MLS and U.S. Open Cup matches, answered with two goals in five minutes. Patrick Nyarko ran by a pair of defenders and beat Gallardo from the left side in the 59th minute, and five minutes later, Rolfe made it 3-1. Mike Magee and Joel Lindpere added goals for Chicago in the final 10 minutes.
 
   The Lions, from the USL Pro League, forced Chicago's Sean Johnson to make six saves, but lost two players, Yann Songo'o and Adama Mbengue, to ejections in the last 19 minutes.

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