The New York Red Bulls retook sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference with a 0-0 tie against CD Chivas USA Saturday night at The Home Depot Center. With the draw, the Red Bulls (6-4-11) improved to 29 points and opened a one-point lead over Philadelphia and Columbus. New Red Bulls goalkeeper Frank Rost, who signed with the club Wednesday, earned a shutout in his first MLS start.
New York nearly won the match in stoppage time when Juan Agudelo received the ball inside the 18-yard box and tried to curl his shot around a defender and inside the far post, only for the ball to roll just wide.
The Red Bulls' best opportunity came on a long blast to Jan Gunnar Solli that Chivas keeper Dan Kennedy tipped off the crossbar.
Rost, making his first appearance for the Red Bulls after being signed as the team's third Designated Player following a 20-year career in the German Bundislaga, was never seriously challenged during the match.
NOTE: To make room on the roster for Rost, the Red Bulls loaned goalkeeper Greg Sutton to Montreal of the NASL. Sutton must clear MSL waivers first. Sutton started 10 games in goal for the Red Bulls this season, posting a record of 3-2-5 and a 1.50 goals against average.