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MLS Game Summary - Houston at New York



(Sunday, June 30, 2013)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: New York 2, Houston 0

Harrison, NJ (Sports Network) - Red Bull New York snapped a three-game winless run on Sunday by picking up a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo at Red Bull Arena.

The Red Bulls came into the clash having lost back-to-back matches for the first time this season, but second-half strikes from Fabian Espindola and Jonny Steele helped New York (8-6-4) avoid a third straight defeat as the club rises to second place in the Eastern Conference with 28 points.

Houston (6-6-5) sees its winless run extended to seven games with the loss. The club's scoring woes also continued as the Dynamo were held scoreless for the third straight match.

After a scoreless opening period in which the two sides traded a handful of opportunities on the offensive end, the Red Bulls finally broke the deadlock at the hour mark.

Eric Alexander threaded a perfectly-weighted through ball for Espindola from the right flank, allowing the Argentine striker to switch it onto his left foot before slipping a low shot past Tally Hall.

New York applied more pressure on the Houston net for the remainder of the match as Peguy Luyindula, Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill came close on several occasions only to be denied by Hall's flurry of point-blank saves to keep the visitors within touching distance.

But the Dynamo ultimately fell further behind as Henry connected with Steele two minutes from time to see the Red Bulls claim an insurance goal.

The Frenchman collected possession near the right side of the pitch and drifted inside before finding the surging run of Steele. The 27-year-old latched on to Henry's splitting pass and roofed a left-footed rocket into the upper corner.

06/30 16:08:47 ET

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