With the victory, the Red Bulls improved to 4-7-1 on the season. Against Chicago, New York is 16-26-10 all-time and 12-11-3 at home.
Aurelien Collin saved a potential Chicago goal at the end of the first half when Kennedy Igboananike found space to shoot. The forward fired from inside the penalty box and Collin slid in front to deflect away the point-blank opportunity.
The Red Bulls opened the scoring in the 58th minute on a passing sequence that began with Bradley Wright-Phillips’ back heel pass to Lloyd Sam. Sam connected with the onrushing Grella who buried his shot into the lower-right corner of the goal.
Wright-Phillips has now recorded five goals and one assist in seven games played versus Chicago.
Luis Robles made his 118th consecutive start, tying Chris Klein’s MLS record. The goalkeeper made two saves in the game.