ORLANDO, Fla. (KTXL) — Sacramento Republic FC’s historic run in the U.S. Open Cup final ended with a 3-0 loss to Orlando City SC at Exploria Stadium. 

After a scoreless first half, Orlando’s Facundo Torres put a goal on the board following a missed header from Sacramento’s Douglas Martinez Jr. Torres scored Orlando City’s first goal in the 75th minute with a shot from the center of the box. 

The Uruguayan winger scored five minutes on a free penalty kick to extend Orlando’s lead 2-0 in the 80th minute. 

Six minutes into stoppage time, Orlando City’s Benji Michel added to the lead with a shot from the center of the box. 

In the first half, Orlando City missed four shot attempts while Sacramento missed on its only shot. Torres had two shot attempts with one of them missing high and another being blocked. 

Maalique Foster missed the Republic FC’s only shot attempt in the first half in the 22nd minute.

The Republic FC was the first non-MLS club to compete in the Open Cup final since 2008. Sacramento’s Cinderella run in the longest-running domestic tournament included upsetting three MLS clubs.

The last lower-division club to hoist the Open Cup trophy was the Rochester Rhinos in 1999.

After going 3-0 to start the tournament, the Republic FC upset the San Jose Earthquakes in the Round of 16. In front of a sold-out crowd at Heart Health Park, Sacramento defeated San Jose 2-0 on May 25. 

On June 21 The Republic FC went on to defeat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 in Carson, becoming the first non-MLS club to reach the Open Cup semifinals since 2017. 

Heart Health Park sold out again for the semifinals against Sporting Kansas City on July 27 and ended in a thriller in Republic FC’s favor. 

After a scoreless 120 minutes, the match was penalty kicks with Sacramento winning the shootout 5-4. 

The Republic FC will make a playoff push in the USL Championship when the club returns to Heart Health Park on Saturday, Sept. 10. 

Sacramento host Loudoun United FC and that match will kickoff at 7 p.m. The match can live streamed on FOX40.com and the FOX40 News app. 

Live updates of the championship match.

8′ — Orlando City SC’s Facundo Torres (Orlando City SC) misses high on a shot from outside the box is too high.

20′ — Orlando City SC’s Iván Angulo (Orlando City SC) nearly misses header from the center of the box.

20′ — Orlando City SC’s Antônio Carlos (Orlando City SC) misses header to the left from the center of the box.

22′ — Republic FC’s Maalique Foster misses shot attempt from outside the box.

41′ — Attempt from Orlando City SC’s Facundo Torres from the center of the box is blocked.

Halftime — Sacramento Republic FC 0, Orlando City SC 0

48’— Attempt from Republic FC’s Matt LaGrassa from outside the box is blocked.

61′ — Orlando City SC’s Benji Michel (Orlando City SC) misses right from the center of the box.

63′ — Orlando City SC’s Júnior Urso shot attempt from outside the box is blocked.

63′ — Orlando City SC’s Júnior Urso misses shot high and wide to the right from outside the box.

75′ — Sacramento Republic FC’s Douglas Martínez misses header from the center of the box.

75′ — Orlando City SC’s Facundo Torres scores with shot from the center of the box.

80 ‘ — Orlando City SC’s Facundo Torres scores on free penalty kick.

90′ — Match goes into eight minutes of stoppage time.

96′ — Orlando City’s Benji Michel makes shot from the center of the box.

Final — Orlando City SC 3, Sacramento Republic FC 0.