Wright-Phillips lifts Red Bulls past FC Dallas

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm •  Published: May 4, 2014
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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in the 71st minute to help the New York Red Bulls beat FC Dallas 1-0 on Sunday.

New York extended its unbeaten streak to four games to improve to 3-2-5, and FC Dallas dropped to 5-3-1.

Thierry Henry assisted on the goal with a through ball from the top of the penalty box to Wright-Phillips, who fired a shot into center of the net from 6 yards. Wright-Phillips scored his sixth goal of the season and his fifth in the last three games.

"It's one of those things when you are scoring you get the luck of the green," Wright-Phillips said. "I'm just trying to get in the right spot and focus and hit my target."

The Red Bulls played most of the game with a one-man advantage after Dallas' Je-Vaughn Watson was given a red card in the 10th minute for a hard foul on New York's Tim Cahill. Watson kicked Cahill in the lower stomach.

"It was a karate kick, I see those once or twice a year," Cahill said.

After the game in the locker room Cahill showed the red scratches on his stomach from the foul.

The two teams combined for four yellow cards on top of the red card.

"It was a combination of things," New York's Dax McCarty said. "It was a stone-cold red card, extremely chippy play in the first half. In the second half it seemed the ref swallowed his whistle. I thought Dallas was very physical and did a lot of stuff off the ball that you don't necessarily want to see."



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