Sep 22, 2013 at 10pm UK at ​Red Bull Arena
NY Red BullsNew York Red Bulls
Erick (76' og.)
FT(HT: 0-0)

Benitez (38'), Castillo (74'), Acosta (81')

Result: New York Red Bulls record fourth successive win

Result: Red Bulls record fourth successive win
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Erick's own goal helps the New York Red Bulls record their fourth successive win to go clear in the MLS Eastern Conference.

MLS Eastern Conference leaders New York Red Bulls have cleared daylight at the top of the table after recording their fourth win in a row with a narrow success over FC Dallas.

New York applied pressure early on as Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill threatened in the final third, but suffered a setback when Bradley Wright-Phillips was forced off after 25 minutes with a hamstring strain.

Dallas rarely threatened in the first period but came close to taking the lead in stoppage time, as Fabian Castillo had an effort palmed clear by a strong stop from Luis Robles.

Henry headed wide when play resumed as New York were frustrated in their attempt to break the deadlock.

Just as hope of a breakthrough seemed to be fading, New York got a touch of fortune to edge ahead, with Jonny Steele's corner kick turned into his own net by Erick.

Dallas threw on Kenny Cooper late on but were unable to respond, as the Red Bulls strengthened their position as a leading contender in the East.

Tim Cahill #17 of New York Red Bulls controls the ball during the second half of the game against the Portland Timbers at Jeld-Wen Field on March 03, 2013
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