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POSTGAME NOTES: Red Bulls Take Road Point From FC Dallas

New York Red Bulls 2, FC Dallas 2

Saturday, September 2 - 9 p.m. ET

Toyota Stadium | Frisco, Texas


Box Score: 


Scoring Summary: 

NY – Sacha Kljestan 2 (Bradley Wright-Phillips, Alex Muyl) 43’

FCD – Hernan Grana 1 (Michael Barrios) 54’

NY – Aaron Long 1 (Sacha Kljestan) 57’

FCD – Mauro Diaz 1 (PK) 75


Misconduct Summary:

NY – Sal Zizzo (caution, foul) 6'

FCD – Jacori Hayes (caution, foul) 29’

FCD – Jacori Hayes (ejection, second caution) 37’

NY – Sean Davis (caution, foul) 65’


New York Red Bulls: Luis Robles; Tyler Adams, Damien Perrinelle, Aaron Long, Connor Lade, Sal Zizzo (Muhamed Keita, 64’), Felipe, Alex Muyl, Sacha Kljestan, Sean Davis (Gonzalo Veron, 77’), Bradley Wright-Phillips (Derrick Etienne Jr., 87’)

TOTAL SHOTS: 7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3

FC Dallas: Jesse Gonzalez; Walker Zimmerman, Atiba Harris, Hernan Grana, Ryan Hollingshead, Michael Barrios (Reggie Cannon 90+3’), Victor Ulloa, Jacori Hayes, Roland Lamah (Javier Morales, HT), Mauro Diaz (Cristian Colman, 88’), Maximiliano Urruti

TOTAL SHOTS: 11; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 15; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 1


Referee: Kevin Stott

Assistant Referees: Jose Da Silva, Danny Thornberry

Fourth Official: Nima Saghafi

VAR: Dave Gantar


Attendance: 16,035


  • The New York Red Bulls (12-10-4) and FC Dallas (9-7-10) ended in a draw, 2-2 on Saturday night at Toyota Stadium. It was the first time in 2017 that New York ended a road match in a draw.
  • The Red Bulls remained in fifth in the Eastern Conference with 40 points, while FC Dallas moved ahead of San Jose and the red line to sixth place in the Western Conference at 37 points.
  • With the first half winding down, Sacha Kljestan put New York up 1-0 in the 43rd minute as he sent a well-placed liner underneath the cross bar.
  • With the second half underway, FC Dallas’ Michael Barrios found Hernan Grana inside the 18-yard box and snuck his shot underneath a diving Luis Robles to level the match, 1-1, in the 54th minute.
  • Just three minutes later, Kljestan responded with a well-placed cross into the 18-yard box for Aaron Long to connect with well-timed header to the far post and give the Red Bulls a 2-1 lead in the 57th minute.
  • FC Dallas, however, received a penalty kick attempt in the 75th minute. Mauro Diaz cashed in his first goal of the season to even the match.
  • Kljestan recorded his 10th career multi-point match as a Red Bull, tallying a goal and an assist in the match.
  • Kljestan tallied his 80th career MLS assist, which moved him into three-way tie with Mauricio Cienfuegos and Chris Henderson for 11th all-time in league history.
  • In his 26th career MLS match, Long recorded his first career MLS goal and point.
  • Bradley Wright-Phillips recorded his first assist of the season on Kljestan’s goal.
  • Alex Muyl tallied his third assist of the 2017 season.
  • Felipe appeared in his 200th career match for the Red Bulls, which does not include MLS playoffs. Felipe has recorded 186 MLS regular-season matches, eight U.S Open Cup and six CONCACAF Champions League matches.
  • Muhamed Keita, who is a recent summer signing for the Red Bulls, saw action in his first career MLS match on his birthday.
  • New York is 39-41-15 all-time in the month of September. The Red Bulls have scored 140 goals and have allowed 152 goals in the ninth month of the year.
  • New York wraps up its two-match road trip against the Chicago Fire on Saturday, September 9 and return home to Red Bull Arena on September 17 against Philadelphia on ESPN. Kickoff against the Fire is set for 4 p.m. ET with coverage on UniMas and New York Red Bulls Radio.
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