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New York Red Bulls
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FC Dallas
DAL
Sunday, September 22, 20135:00 PM
Red Bull ArenaMLS Regular SeasonPartly CloudyUniMasAttendance: 18976

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 76'NYErick (OG) 
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 81'DAL Kellyn AcostaOff the ball foul
 74'DAL Fabian CastilloFoul
 38'DAL Jair BenitezOff the ball foul
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 88'DAL
Michel (D)
Jair Benitez (D)
 84'NY
Brandon Barklage (M)
Eric Alexander (M)
 82'DAL
Kenny Cooper (F)
Erick (M)
 65'DAL
Mauro Díaz (M)
Jackson (M)
 32'NY
Fabian Espindola (F)
Bradley Wright-Phillips (F)

Starting Formations

31Robles27Kimura4Olave5Holgersson8Carney12Alexander17Cahill11McCarty22Steele14Henry99Wright-PhillipsM88329251823131Fernández23Acosta14John24Hedges5Benitez4Jacobson12Erick6Jackson10Ferreira11Castillo7PérezM33221831201727RAA4

Lineups

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New York Red Bulls
31GLuis Robles
27DKosuke Kimura
4DJamison Olave
5DMarkus Holgersson
8DDavid Carney
12MEric Alexander
17MTim Cahill
11MDax McCarty
22MJonathan Steele
14FThierry Henry
99FBradley Wright-Phillips
FC Dallas
1GRaúl Fernández
23DKellyn Acosta
14DGeorge John
24DMatt Hedges
5DJair Benitez
4MAndrew Jacobson
12MErick
6MJackson
10MDavid Ferreira
11MFabian Castillo
7FBlas Pérez
Bench
88Péguy Luyindula
32Ibrahim Sekagya
9Fabian Espindola
25Brandon Barklage
18Ryan Meara
23Michael Bustamante
13Marius Obekop
 
33Kenny Cooper
22Stephen Keel
18Chris Seitz
31Michel
20Mauro Díaz
17Zach Loyd
27Je-Vaughn Watson
Managers
  Mike Petke
 
  Schellas Hyndman
OFFICIALS

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RefereeMatthew Foerster  
Assistant RefereeAdam Wienckowski  
Assistant RefereeCorey Rockwell  
Fourth OfficialMark Geiger  
Sunday, September 22, 2013
5:00 PM
Red Bull Arena
UniMas

HARRISON, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls were unable to unlock a stingy FC Dallas defense on Sunday, but that still did not stop them from picking up three points at home.

A second-half own goal by FC Dallas midfielder Erick saw the Red Bulls defeat FC Dallas 1-0 in a scrappy affair at Red Bull Arena on Sunday evening. The Brazilian midfielder accidentally kicked the ball into the back of his own net in the 76th minute after a cross came in from the left from Jonny Steele.

The victory improves the Red Bulls to 15-9-6 (51 pts) and keeps them in first place in the Eastern Conference while dropping Dallas to 10-9-10 (40 pts) and keeping them from making up ground in the playoffs race in the tight Western Conference.

The Red Bulls had the strongest start to the match, coming close to scoring in the 17th minute, but a deflected cross from Eric Alexander somehow wound up off the post and into the hands of FC Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez instead of in the back of the net.

The Red Bulls attack suffered a blow eight minutes later when Bradley Wright-Phillips, who looked set to race in on goal on a one-on-one opportunity, pulled up lame after sustaining a right hamstring injury that forced him out of the game.

The physical match seemed destined to end in a scoreless draw, especially with Thierry Henry wasting a pair of good looks. But New York finally broke the deadlock through the Erick own goal, which came on a play in which both Erick and defender Matt Hedges were trying to clear the loose ball.

Alexander had chances put the game away for the Red Bulls after that, but he could not beat Fernandez on a clean breakaway and shot far too high on looks that came a few minutes apart.

FC Dallas came closest to scoring seconds before halftime. Fabian Castillo found himself with the ball at his feet from a close angle on the left before being denied by a superb one-handed stop by RBNY goalkeeper Luis Robles.

Dallas also wanted a penalty kick in the 68th minute when a David Ferreira header hit the outstretched arm of Red Bulls center back Jamison Olave, but referee Matthew Foerster ignored the visitors’ appeals.

Both teams will return to the field next Sunday on Sept. 29. The Red Bulls are set for a visit to CenturyLink Field to take on Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders in a battle at the top of the Supporters' Shield race. FC Dallas continue their quest for a playoff spot when they host the Columbus Crew at Toyota Stadium.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Jamison Olave Made several key defensive plays along the NY back line, gutting out a knock to the knee before halftime. Pardoned on a hand ball in the box that could've led to a Dallas PK.
2 Fabian Castillo The most dangerous Dallas player on the day, making countless runs to unsettle the NY defense. Also an accomplice on the giveaway that led to the decisive own goal.
3 Dax McCarty Even with Tim Cahill's return, McCarty was NY's best midfielder vs. Dallas. Covered plenty of ground and his tracking back was a big reason the visitors' explosive attack was contained.