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FC Dallas struggles at home in 3-1 loss to New York Red Bulls

Jesus Ferreira scored the lone Dallas goal in the loss.

MLS: New York Red Bulls at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The struggles continue for FC Dallas as the fell to the New York Red Bulls 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

The loss for Dallas extends their winless run to three games.

New York got two second half goals to seal the win following their midweek loss at home to Montreal.

New York got on the board first with a goal in the 12th minute from Cristian Casseres. Dallas struggled clearing the ball out of the penalty box after Andreas Ivan beat Reggie Cannon on the left wing. Ivan sent a ball back to the top of the penalty box where Casseres was open to hit a one-time shot past Jesse Gonzalez.

After both teams subbed an injured player in the first half, the game settled down a bit. In the 32nd minute, Santiago Mosquera had one of the better looks on goal for the home side. The Colombian looked to curl a shot that went just past the far post.

Just before halftime FCD tied it up on a goal from Ferreira in the 45th minute. Jacori Hayes found some open space on the right wing to take a touch and then send a perfectly weighted ball into the penalty box where Ferreira was able to head it in for his fourth goal of the season.

The Red Bulls regained the lead in the 57th minute on a rocket of a strike by Michael Murillo that grazed the head of Sean Nealis. New York had a corner kick that briefly got deflected right to an open Murillo.

New York added an insurance goal in the 85th minute on a goal from Brian White thanks to a quick counter attack by the road side. Omir Fernandez slotted a ball through two Dallas defenders to find White open in the penalty box.

Instant reaction: The possession was there, the chances were decent but in the end the energy was just lacking from this side for the full 90 minutes. The lineup may be the biggest issue for me on the day. Guys like Pablo Aranguiz and Jacori Hayes struggled to do a lot in the midfield, while seeing Dominique Badji go down again with an injury is not what this team needs at this time. Same can probably be said for Mosquera.

Man of the match: Uh, Jesus Ferreira? Really, no one really stood out.

What’s next for FC Dallas: A big week is ahead for Luchi Gonzalez as his squad will battle LAFC twice in the next week, first with a road trip to Southern California on Thursday.