The Red Bulls are still looking for their first victory of the season after playing host Minnesota United to a 1-1 MLS draw on Saturday night.
The result left the Red Bulls at 0-1-2 and two points while Minnesota moved to 1-0-1.
Bongokuhle Hlongwane lifted Minnesota into a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute but Andres Reyes equalized four minutes into the second half.
New York, which is in 12th place out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference, has only found the net once this season.
The Red Bulls played Nashville SC to a 1-1 draw in their home opener last week.
Head coach Gerhard Struber rued the fact his team continued to have trouble finding the net consistently, especially since New York had several early opportunities.
We have too many top chances to bring the points home, what we deserve,” he said. “On the same time, we must be critical with ourselves, especially the first 20 minutes, how we created the match plan, the picture of what we want, and we don’t score.
“We must score. For me, the bottle is half full and not half empty. I have a very, very good feeling our moments will come. We can see how hard we work today. I’m looking forward for our next game at home against Columbus. Every game is a big challenge. … We are looking forward. We have to do something. We have to work hard, again, in every training session that we have, hopefully next week, the win in the hand for us and for our fans.”
In the waning minutes, midfielder Omir Fernandez made a big block of a shot that could have cost the Red Bulls the one point they earned.
“It was incredible,” defender Jon Tolkin said. “I don’t know how he got his leg up that high. … What a play from him, could have saved us the game. We’re gritty. That was a gritty play. He deserves a lot of praise for that.”