"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."
"That's one of the things we pride ourselves on is being a tough team to beat," said midfielder Dax McCarty. "If you're a tough team to beat, you're always going to have a chance to win at the end."