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MLS Game Summary - New York at Houston



(Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: New York 4, Houston 1

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Thierry Henry scored and added an assist on Sunday as the New York Red Bulls rolled to a 4-1 result over the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Coming off a 2-1 victory against their heated Eastern Conference rivals D.C. United, New York was on the front foot early on and grabbed the lead just 14 minutes into the contest.

Johnny Steele got the scoring started when he deftly laid the ball off to an on-rushing Eric Alexander, who took a quick touch and lofted it over the head of Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall, who was caught off his line.

But Houston got the goal right back just four minutes late when Alexander Lopez found Jason Johnson wide open on the left side of the box behind the New York defenders. Johnson settled with one touch and beat Red Bulls 'keeper Luis Robles low to the left to put the sides back on level terms.

After the break, the visitors took the lead just two minutes into the second half when Henry finishes past Hall into the lower right corner.

New York put the result to bed just before the hour mark when Bradley Wright- Phillips sent a nice through ball behind the Houston defense to Steele, who took a quick touch, rounded Hall and fired it into the gaping net for the two- goal margin.

The Red Bulls then added a fourth two minutes from time when Lloyd Sam ran onto a nice ball from Peguy Luyindula and ripped it home.

The result pulls New York even with Sporting Kansas City at the top of the Eastern Conference with 45 points, while the Dynamo remain on the outside of the playoff picture, stuck on 37 points.

09/08 19:03:25 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 4
DUR 8
 
11:05am Today
CHR
DUR
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
Final
PIT 1
CIN 4
Final
CLE 2
KAN 8
Final
WAS 2
ANA 7
Final
TOR 9
BAL 3
Final
DET 8
CWS 6
Final
ATL 0
MIA 1
Final
TAM 7
MIN 3
Final
BOS 3
NYY 9
Final
NYM 0
STL 3
Final
CHC 9
ARI 2
Final
MIL 1
SDP 2
Final
COL 2
SFG 1
Final
OAK 4
TEX 5
Final
SEA 2
HOU 5
Final
LOS 2
PHI 3
12:10pm Today
ATL
MIA
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
3:10pm Today
COL
SFG
 
3:35pm Today
OAK
TEX
 
3:40pm Today
SEA
HOU
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
MIN
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
IND 101
ATL 85
Final
TOR 100
BRK 95
Final
CHI 99
WAS 101
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
DAL
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
MON 4
TAM 3
Final
DET 0
BOS 3
Final
PHI 1
NYR 4
Final
LOS 3
SJS 4
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
Final
CHR 4
DUR 8
 
11:05am Today
CHR
DUR