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Robert Beric scores Fire’s only goal in 4-1 loss at Orlando City

The Fire (2-7-3) are winless, with three losses, in their last five games.

Fire forward Elliot Collier
Fire forward Elliot Collier dribbles into a crowded Orlando midfield on a rainy night in Orlando.  
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Chris Mueller had a goal and an assist, Luís Carlos “Nani” Almeida da Cunha also scored, and Orlando City beat the Fire 4-1 on Saturday.

Mueller cut back to evade a defender and scored on a left-footer that deflected off the Fire’s Álvaro Medrán before trickling into the net top open the scoring in the 11th minute and Orlando City led the rest of the way.

Orlando City (6-2-4) is unbeaten, with four wins, in its last six games.

Mueller lofted an entry to Nani who headed home the finish from point-blank range to make it 2-0 in the 24th.

Robert Beric converted from the penalty spot in the 48th minute after Mueller was called for a foul in the area but Júnior Urso answered for Orlando City in the 78th and Benji Michel capped the scoring in stoppage time.

The Fire (2-7-3) are winless, with three losses, in its last five games.

Pedro Gallese had just two saves for Orlando City but had a diving left-handed stop of a penalty kick by the Fire’s Álvaro Medrán in the 36th minute.