HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — When his team first came together in February, New York Red Bulls coach Mike Petke wasn't sure what he had in Luis Robles.
Seven months later, Petke knows what Robles gives him: A goaltender who can win games for his team.
"In a goalkeeper, you expect him to come up with one huge save a game, a game-changing save. And Robles has done that if not more than that, so I'm very happy with where he's at," Petke said after Robles recorded his 10th shutout of the season, leading the New York Red Bulls to a 1-0 win over FC Dallas on Sunday.
"We're very happy with where he's at. If Luis continues to play like this, then he's going to give us a great opportunity to get points."
Robles, who is tied with five other goaltenders for the MLS lead in shutouts, made two saves to help New York to its fourth straight victory.
The Red Bulls improved to 15-9-6 with a league-leading 51 points. They have four games remaining in the regular season.
FC Dallas midfielder Erick deflected New York midfielder Jonathan Steele's crossing pass into the net in the 76th minute for the game's only goal.
"It was a really fast play," Dallas midfielder David Ferreira said. "Erick wanted to clear the ball and unfortunately he ends up putting it in our own net."
Raul Fernandez made one save for Dallas (10-9-10), which has five games remaining and is three points out of the final Western Conference playoff spot. The shutout was the seventh of the season for Dallas.
"Our last two games we have been beaten on own-goals," FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman said. "This was a game I thought where we could come away with at least a point. I think if we're looking to get in the playoffs we have to get points.