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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
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
9th
COL 9
PHI 10
 
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
4th
BOS 0
BAL 3
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Half
CHI 54
WAS 48
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
2nd
MON 1
TAM 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3