New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe expects goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul to bounce back from his last start blunder.

The 28-year old Senegalese shot-stopper gifted Chivas USA one of their goals in the 2-0 loss last weekend but Backe has faith that it was just a blip and his performance against FC Dallas this Saturday would be much-improved.

"He will play Saturday," Backe said. "Of course it's unlucky when you have an individual mistake like that, but in a way you have to look at the first two games too and he made some key saves and played very well, too, clean sheets."