New York Had Their Wings Against the Dynamo, Came Out Flying High

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Dynamo face must-wins on the road to advance in MLS, CCL
Eight seconds...That's how long professional bull riders have to stay mounted on their beast to obtain points in their sport.

It's also how long it took the New York Red Bulls to score their first goal Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium - and they never looked back.

The Dynamo were looking to Sunday's regular season home finale as an opportunity to move up the ranks in the Eastern Conference. After the 3-0 defeat to the first-place Red Bulls, they now find themselves outside the playoff picture, needing a bit of help next week at DC United in the final match of the regular season to make the playoffs.

Here are five things Hair Balls took from Sunday.

5. Cahill's blast

The sold-out crowd at BBVA was not yet settled into their seats before the home team found themselves in the hole. Eight seconds into the match, Australian international Tim Cahill sent a rocket into the net for his 11th goal of the year. The tally was the fastest goal in MLS history, breaking Dwayne De Rosario's record of 11 seconds set in 2003.

Who would've thought that the game winner would be scored seconds from the opening whistle, that the remaining 89 minutes and 52 seconds of the match would be obsolete.

"It's a sour one, but I don't think the first goal... necessarily killed us for the rest of the afternoon," Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said after the match.

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