Sacha Kljestan tallied another assist on Saturday, spotting Lloyd Sam unmarked and one-timing a crisp pass across the penalty area for the winger to finish with a sharp, one-time effort of his own (left-footed, no less - well struck, Loyd). It was the goal that put the Red Bulls on course to bounce back from conceding the first goal to claim all three points against Columbus Crew and keep themselves in the hunt for the Supporters' Shield.
The assist boosted Kljestan's total for this season to 13 in all competitions: 12 in MLS and one in US Open Cup. That makes Sacha's debut season for RBNY the (joint) fourth-best single-season assist-making performance in club history: tied with Andy Williams (13 in 2000); behind Eduardo Hurtado (15 in 1998), Clint Mathis (16 in 2000) and Thierry Henry (19 in 2014).
Kljestan is a long way off Henry's single-season, all-competitions record, but he's not far away from RBNY's single-season record for assists in league games. Henry (14 in 2014) and Hurtado (14 in 1998) share that record, and Sacha is just two short of joining them. He has four games remaining to see if he can cap his first season as a Red Bull with a club record.