The game didn't end well for RBNY. A draw on the road is not a bad result, but conceding a last-minute goal made it feel like a loss. The captain wasn't happy.
So frustrating. Unacceptable to not close that game out and get 3 pts. Hurts right now but have to recover and focus on Philly. Huge game.— Dax McCarty (@DaxMcCarty11) June 26, 2016
Still, one benefit of a crowded schedule is that there isn't much time to worry about the past. As the captain says, all eyes must now be on Wednesday's US Open Cup match against Philadelphia Union.
But in our haste to forget the points dropped in Columbus, let us not forget the captain's contribution to RBNY's goal in that game (1:17 in the video below):
McCarty was credited with the secondary assist on that play, and that was his 27th assist in all competitions for the Red Bulls. Only five players have ever tallied more for the club, per MetroFanatic.com's statistical archive.
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Lurking behind Captain Dax are current teammates Sacha Kljestan and Lloyd Sam - each with 26 career assists for RBNY to date. They can reasonably be expected to join him - and eventually surpass him, since they are both attacking players expected to feature regularly on the score sheet.
So he won't probably won't be quite so high up the list for long, but the captain is currently sixth on his club's all-time, all-competitions assist-making chart. Congrats, Captain Dax!