- Associated Press - Saturday, May 16, 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.

In stoppage time, New York’s Bradley Wright-Phillips’ 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.

The Red Bulls’ city rival New York City came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home against Chicago, with David Villa setting up both goals, including the stoppage-time equalizer.

Chicago scored in the 14th minute through Razvan Cocis’ header and Jeff Larentowicz converted a penalty in the 27th minute.

New York City pulled a goal back in the closing stages of the first half when Villa’s shot was parried by Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson into the path of Mehdi Ballouchy who knocked in the long rebound.

In the first minute of stoppage time at the end of the match, Villa threaded a pass to an open Khiry Shelton, who fired past a diving Johnson.


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