Another defeat for Xherdan Shaqiri and Chicago. The Fire lost 1-0 to New York City, the defending champion, for a ninth game in a row without a win.
The ‘red lantern’ of the Eastern Conference lost on a penalty awarded by the VAR in the 23rd and transformed by the Brazilian Heber. Dominated by a large margin in this contested game in the New York Mets baseball stadium and watched by 18,823 spectators, Chicago, like its captain Xherdan Shaqiri, was far too timid to hope for a better fate.
The Fire will travel Saturday to Toronto for a meeting between the two dunces of the Eastern Conference.