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Second-half spurt leads Orlando past Colorado

Jun 25, 2015 - 1:53 AM Orlando, FL ( - Second-half goals from Cyle Larin and Kaka three minutes apart helped Orlando City SC to a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday.

The Rapids had a few good chances early in the game, but Orlando made the most of theirs after the break to secure a third win in four games, while the Rapids winless streak has now reached five games.

Luis Solignac had two opportunities in the opening six minutes to put the Rapids in front, but both teams he was in a one-on-one situation with Orlando goalkeeper Tally Hall he shot the ball straight at the netminder.

The hosts didn't generate much in the first half until the 45th minute when Kaka was played through on goal by Carlos Rivas but had his effort saved by Clint Irwin.

Orlando turned up the pressure after the break and Larin had a dangerous header kept out by a nice save from Irwin before Kaka struck the post with a shot after being set up by Rafael Ramos.

The breakthrough finally came in the 62nd minute when Rivas drove a low ball through the box for Larin to finish off from close range.

Kaka sealed the win three minutes later when he took a pass from Cristian Higuita on the right and found space to hammer a shot inside the far post and into the bottom corner.