Watch: Dax McCarty Scores his First of the Season

14 April 9:44 pm

Watch: Dax McCarty Scores his First of the Season

By Frank Della Femina

Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty picked up his first goal of the season Saturday night in what amounted to a 2-2 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes.

The play came alive when midfielder Dane Richards fought his way through a 50/50 battle with San Jose midfielder Shea Salinas. From there the speedster rushed his way down the wing past midfielder Rafa Baca, over a slide-tackle attempt from defender Ramiro Corrales and placed the ball into the box for Kenny Cooper. Cooper, with his back to the goal, placed enough of a touch on the ball to feed it over to a waiting McCarty, who patiently watched the ball settle down just enough before ripping a shot on goal that beat a diving Jon Busch.

Words can only paint the picture so well. Nothing beats the real thing like - well, the real thing. Check out video of McCarty's brilliant finish here: