New York boss Bruce Arena admitted that D.C. United star Christian Gomez sent him back to the drawing board with a late aggregate winner on Sunday.
The Red Bulls had fought to level on a goal from strike sensation Josmer Alitidore and were close to entering overtime.
“I wanted to win the game,” Arena admitted to the Newark Star Ledger. “That’s not the game we planned.”
“We didn’t come here to have a point and go home,” he concluded. “We were positioned to get into (overtime) and we didn’t take advantage of the opportunities.”