ON THE RECORD: Sacha Kljestan | 09/02/17

New York Red Bull midfielder Sacha Kljestan

On tonight's game... 

Yeah, pretty crazy. We're disappointed that we leave here with one point, having taken the lead twice, but also know that we're pretty lucky to get out of here with a point. We didn't handle the game very well in the last 15 minutes. [It was] a pretty amateur performance. I've got to take it. It's a bad start from the team on the road and that's on the captain. So for me on the field, I've got to take a little bit of the criticism because we didn't have a very good start to the game. That led to a poor performance overall. 

On the FC Dallas counterattack... 

We talked about a couple of things. Being tighter on guys, stepping in front of people to win balls, how we react when the ball is turned over. A team like Dallas, with its wingers, we talked about how dangerous they are running in-behind. Sometimes, when the other team has time and space on the ball, we just have to drop. Too many times they got behind us tonight. We didn't play smart enough.

On his goal...

Good play by Alex [Muyl] and Bradley [Wright-Phillips] to create a little combo. I made the runoff, and Bradley did great to get a little flick to me. I just created a little bit of space for myself and tried to put it on target.