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Dax McCarty ties New York Red Bulls' all-time MLS playoff starts record

For now, he's tied with Thierry Henry.

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The New York Red Bulls' playoff records are modest, as one might expect from a club that historically has little difficulty making the post-season, but quite a lot of difficulty once it is there. This is RBNY's 20th season and it is currently embarked on its 16th playoff campaign. It had made the MLS Cup final once (2008), and the semi-final stage of the tournament (the Conference finals) on just two other occasions (2000 and 2014). So there isn't a great deal to brag about with regard to RBNY playoff records. Yet.

Still, those achievements, however modest, deserve to be acknowledged. On November 1, 2015, Dax McCarty scored his first playoff goal for RBNY: the match-winner against D.C. United in the first leg of the teams' Eastern Conference semifinal.

The match happened to be Captain Dax's 12th career playoff start for RBNY - and that ties the all-time club record for playoff starts set by Thierry Henry in 2014. McCarty also joins Henry as one of only two players to play more than 1,000 minutes in the playoffs for RBNY.

Congrats, Dax! And we look forward to seeing you claim this record (and a few more) outright in the near future.