Moralez’s impact was felt almost immediately, serving up the assist on Anton Tinnerholm’s eventual game-winning goal in the 53rd minute.
It was the seventh assist in as many all-time appearances against the Fire for Moralez, who has been sidelined by a nagging calf injury suffered at the MLS is Back Tournament last month.
Tinnerholm took a settling first touch and finished clinically inside the far post to break the stalemate in the 53rd minute.
Keaton Parks opened the scoring in the 16th minute, equalling his goal total from a year ago. The midfielder received the ball in the box from an Alexandru Mitrita service and guided his low shot inside the far post.
Parks paid tribute to “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday, with a “Wakanda Forever” celebration.
A minute later, Alex Ring scored for a second consecutive game off an assist from Tinnerholm to put the game away.
- 16’ — NYC — Keaton Parks | WATCH
- 45’+2’ — CHI — Mauricio Pineda | WATCH
- 53’ — NYC — Anton Tinnerholm | WATCH
- 75’ — NYC — Alex Ring