Dallas can't climb standings after draw against New York Red Bulls

Saturday May 16th, 2015

FRISCO, Texas (AP)—Dallas missed a chance to go clear at the top of the MLS standings when it was held to a scoreless draw at home against the New York Red Bulls on Friday.

The point was enough to move Dallas top of the Western Conference standings, above Vancouver—which is at home against Seattle on Saturday—and level with East leader D.C. United, which visits Philadelphia on Sunday.

The best chance of the game fell to Dallas substitute Michael Barrios in the 72nd minute when he bent a shot that beat the New York goalkeeper but his goal-bound effort was cleared off the line by Brazilian midfielder Felipe Martins.

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In stoppage time, New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips's header was saved by Dallas keeper Dan Kennedy.

The Red Bulls, who won three of their previous five visits to Dallas, have only lost one of their previous nine matches with the Texan club.

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