A tireless work in midfield ended on a sour note as the 23-year-old was sent off in the 1-1 draw at Yankee Stadium.
It was his first career red card since making the step from local side New Edubiase United to Europe and now to the USA.
Bradley Wright-Phillips broke the deadlock for the visitors in Wednesday's game, stooping to head home Daniel Royer's cross.
City's predicament took a second downward dive when Eloi Amagat was brandished a straight red card for a studs-up challenge on Marc Rzatkowski five minutes to half-time.
A man down, City impressively fought back to level the score through former Spain international David Villa, who ran onto Jo Inge Berget's knockdown to beat goalkeeper Luis Robles with a low shot in the 52nd minute.
Eighteen minutes to full-time, the hosts suffered another setback when Ofori, by the influence of video assistant referees, received the straight marching orders for sticking his studs into the calf of Wright-Phillips.
The result has left City third on the Eastern Conference table, one spot below Red Bulls.