FC Chicago Fire defeated New York City FC 2-0 at SeatGeek Stadium on Wednesday night.
After creating a number of chances in the first half, including both Robert Berić and Jhon Espinoza hitting the woodwork in the 42nd minute, the Fire eventually found the breakthrough goal just three minutes into the second half when Berić scored his fourth of the season. Midfielder Álvaro Medrán slipped a ball through New York City’s backline off a set play, which the Slovenian calmly slotted into the back of the net.
The Fire would double the lead in the 66th minute when Federico Navarro notched his first career goal for Chicago. Berić was able to find the feet of Navarro, who hit a low shot past a diving Sean Johnson.
FC Chicago Fire - FC New York City 2:0 (0:0)
1:0 Berić 48' ; 2:0 Navarro 66'
FC Chicago Fire: G. Slonina, Kappelhof, Pineda, Bornstein, Espinoza, F. Navarro, M. Navarro, Giménez, Medrán (Stojanović 90’), Berić (Offor 74’), Herbers (Aliseda 85’)
FC New York City: Johnson, Tinnerholm, Chanot, Callens, Thorainsson (Amundesen 76’), Acevedo (Rodriguez 58’), Morales (Heber 86’), Medina (Tajouri-Shradi 76’), Parks, Moralez, Magno (Thiago 59’)
source : official site FC Chicago Fire