The New York Red Bulls, coming off a 3-2 victory over their Eastern Conference rivals D.C. United, were unable to build on recent momentum, finishing with a 1-1 draw against Toronto FC on Saturday night.
There was an early flurry of scoring for both teams, as the Red Bulls jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead thanks to a goal in the fourth minute of the match by midfielder Jan Gunnar Solli. Toronto FC responded almost immediately with a sixth minute score by Danny Koevermans to tie things up at 1-1.
The two teams played each other to a draw for the remainder of the match. Toronto FC finished with 10 shots (three on goal) compared to New York's seven shots (with only one on goal). The Red Bulls controlled the time of possession by a 57 percent to 44 percent margin.
New York played without Rafa Marquez (injury) and Mehdi Ballouchy (visa problems).