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Sacha Kljestan ties New York Red Bulls' record for single-season league assists

Well done, Sacha!

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Sacha Kljestan was instrumental in the New York Red Bulls' Shield-clinching win over Chicago Fire. He took the penalty that stood up as the match-winner. Prior to that, he took the corner that Sal Zizzo flicked on for Bradley Wright-Phillips to give RBNY the lead and the necessary proof that this time the team did not have to leave Chicago empty-handed.

Kljestan was credited with a secondary assist on BWP"s goal, giving him a total of 15 in all competitions for the season to date. He is now joint-third - tied with Eduardo Hurtado - on RBNY's all-competitions, single-season assists list.

Fourteen of those assists have come in the now-concluded MLS regular season. So Sacha cannot add to his tally of league assists this year, but his 14th tied him with Thierry Henry and Hurtado for the club's all-time, single-season record for assists in the regular season.

And 14 is a new career best for assists in one MLS regular season for Kljestan, whose previous career high was 13 in 2007 for Chivas USA.

Congrats, Sacha!