Two new Red Bulls made their MLS debuts on Saturday night at Subaru Park: Tom Edwards and Patryk Klimala.
Edwards was forced into action in the first half, coming on for an injured Amro Tarek. The defender, on loan from Stoke City, played well, according to Head Coach Gerhard Struber.
"I am happy with his first performance," Struber said following the match.
Klimala, recently signed to the club, appeared in his first match in the US and was dangerous for the 45 minutes he was on the pitch, despite not finding the back of the net.
"I can see right now -- and also in the future -- a deep impact in our game," Struber said of his young Polish attacker. "We can see he creates some chances, he has some chances to score, and I think with his speed, with his movements, with his timing, he is very difficult to defend."
Klimala came on at halftime and created chances within the box, slipping a ball across the mouth of goal and taking a powerful shot that was deflected away as New York chased the equalizer.
"I think today, in some moments, we can see his powerful style and I think he's very helpful for us right now and in the future," Struber said.