New York Red Bulls Drop FC Dallas 1-0 On Second Half Own-Goal

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

The attack was largely worthless on Sunday for FC Dallas as New York gets help from a Dallas midfielder to win.

The late season frustration for FC Dallas continued on Sunday as they dropped an ugly game to the New York Red Bulls 1-0.

New York only needed a second half own-goal from Dallas midfielder Erick to seal the deal in this one.

Aside from the own-goal, the game was largely open to both clubs. New York controlled most of the possession and created more chances than Dallas on the evening.

New York nearly found a breakthrough in the 16th minute. Raul Fernandez missed a shot by Eric Alexander that ended up hitting the post. Several Red Bull players crashed the goal but couldn't find a way to tap it in before Kellyn Acosta cleared it off the line.

Dallas had very few chances in the opening 45 minutes, both Blas Perez and Andrew Jacobson would try shots from distance. Neither shot would test Luis Robles in goal for New York.

New York would own the possession in the first half, even when playing a man down when forward Bradley Wright-Phillips left the game with a hamstring injury.

The best chance in the first half for Dallas came in stoppage time, Perez and Castillo did a quick one-two between each other outside of the penalty box. Perez's last ball found Castillo free in-behind the Red Bull defense but Castillo's shot was brushed away by Robles.

Perez and Castillo would link up again in the early stages of the second half. Castillo got the ball on a quick counter, he made one move by his defender and then sent a nice ball right to the run from Perez. Unfortunately for Dallas, the shot from Perez sailed over the goal.

In the 77th minute the Red Bulls would make their breakthrough. A ball was sent from one side of the field to the Jonathan Steele, who played a ball back across the face of the Dallas goal. As luck would have it Erick was there to try and clear the ball out but his clearance ended up in the back of the net.

New York nearly got a second goal just minutes after their first as Eric Alexander caught Dallas on a counter attack. The former FC Dallas midfielder got in behind Matt Hedges but his shot would be saved by Fernandez.

Dallas would struggle to create any chances in the final 10 minutes of the game. Schellas Hyndman added Kenny Cooper to the game but the former Red Bull striker was unable to get any revenge on his old club in the short amount of time that he was on the field.

The loss along with the other results this weekend move FC Dallas to eighth in the Western Conference with five games left to play on the season.

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