FC Dallas' 2011 season came to an end much the way the entire last third of the season had, with bunch of blown chances early and a moment of hesitation costing them on their own end.
Dallas had lots chances early, enjoying lots of offensive possession and outshouting New York 23 to 12 on the night. But yet again FCD played without a true striker and was unable to convert their chances. Yet once again a lone lapse in the back led to the New York goal. Even up a man after a red card to Jan Gunnar Solli, FCD couldn't take advantage before things were even at 10 men each due to a Zach Loyd injury.
NYRB eared their first goal in the 61st minute when Dane Richards grabbed a rebound from a long range shot Hartman had saved. Richards fed Mehdi Ballouchy who found the crashing Joel Lindpere in the box. The second goal came quit late in injury time after something like 6 minutes were added for the Loyd injury. Thierry Henry scored on a long counter attack breakaway when the FCD defense had crashed forward chasing the tie goal.
NY – Joel Lindpere (Mehdi Ballouchy) 61
NY – Thierry Henry 98+
NY – Tim Ream (caution; tactical foul) 27
DAL – Ugo Ihemelu (caution; reckless foul) 31
DAL – Daniel Hernandez (caution; reckless tackle) 51
NY – Jan Gunnar Solli (ejection; serious foul play) 79
FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Jair Benitez, Ugo Ihemelu, George John, Zach Loyd, Brek Shea, Andrew Jacobson (Daniel Cruz 67), Daniel Hernandez, Ricardo Villar (Fabian Castillo 82), Marvin Chavez (Maicon Santos 73), Jackson.
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Jack Stewart, Jeremy Hall, Bobby Warshaw.
TOTAL SHOTS: 23 (Jackson 7); SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (Jackson 4); FOULS: 13 (Daniel Hernandez 4); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5 (Jair Benitez 5); SAVES: 4 (Kevin Hartman 4).
Red Bull New York – Frank Rost, Jan Gunnar Solli, Tim Ream, Stephen Keel, Roy Miller, Dax McCarty (Mehdi Ballouchy 59), Teemu Tainio, Rafa Marquez, Joel Lindpere, Dane Richards (Carlos Mendes 82), Thierry Henry.
Substitutes Not Used: Bouna Coundoul, Stephane Auvray, Juan Agudelo.
TOTAL SHOTS: 12 (Thierry Henry 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Thierry Henry 3); FOULS: 12 (Teemu Tainio 3); OFFSIDES: 4 (Dane Richards 2); CORNER KICKS: 4 (Joel Lindpere 3); SAVES: 8 (Frank Rost 8).
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Referee’s Assistants: Craig Lowry, Peter Manikowski
4th Official: Edvin Jurisevic
Time of Match: 1:57
Weather: Clear, 67 degrees