Sean Johnson was not a happy camper or keeper Wednesday night. (Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports)
Playing without the suspended Taty Castellanos, New York City continued to demonstrate their attacking ineptitude in a 2-0 defeat to the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field Wednesday night.
The Cityzens (39 points) dropped to 11-10-6 while 12th-place Chicago (27) improved to 7-15-6.
Catellanos was forced to watch the match after the MLS Disciplinary Committee announced Tuesday that it had issued a one-match suspension and a fine for an undisclosed amount for a serious foul play in the 37th minute of the team’s 1-0 home loss to the Red Bulls Saturday night
The Fire struck twice in the second half.
Robert Beric, off an Álvaro Medrán assist, gave the hosts all the scoring they needed in the 48th minute.
Beric provided the assist to Federico Navarro, who tallied an insurance goal against goalkeeper Sean Johnson in the 66th minute.