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MLS Game Summary - New York vs. Houston



Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Houston 2, New York 0

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - The Houston Dynamo continued its great run of form on Friday with a 2-0 win over Red Bull New York at BBVA Compass Stadium that moves the home side to the top of the Eastern Conference.

The Dynamo got started early and never looked back as Jermaine Taylor scored his first MLS goal inside of two minutes and Calen Carr added another shortly before the half-hour mark.

It was one-way traffic for most of the match and the win allows Houston to move two points clear of New York at the top of the East and extend its winning streak to five games.

Houston has made BBVA a fortress so far this season, posting a 7-0-3 mark on home soil, and the hosts got off to a flying start with a goal in less than two minutes.

Brad Davis played a free kick into the penalty area, and after the ball bounced around a bit, it fell to Andre Hainault, whose close-range effort was saved by goalkeeper Bill Gaudette, but ended up being bundled over the goal line from a yard out by Taylor.

The defender then came within inches of doubling his tally when he redirected a corner kick from Davis off the outside of the post.

New York's defense continued to come under pressure and Houston doubled its advantage in the 28th minute when Macoumba Kandji's left-wing cross was headed home at the back post by Carr.

Kandji nearly found the net himself just before the break when he rounded Gaudette inside the penalty area and put a shot on goal, only for New York's Roy Miller to recover in time and block the ball near the goal line.

Will Bruin almost added to the Dynamo's lead in the opening minutes of the second half when he outmuscled Markus Holgersson for a ball inside the area but shot wide from eight yards.

From there, Houston easily controlled the game as New York, which was playing with new Designated Player Tim Cahill, failed to find any traction in the final third.

The loss is the second straight for the Red Bulls, but the two sides will face off once again next Friday in New York.

08/03 22:19:47 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd
CAR 1
MIN 1
 
3rd
CHA 75
TOR 71
 
Final
STL 5
HOU 2
 
Final
BOS 3
MIA 5
 
Final
TAM 2
MIN 1
 
Final
PHI 1
NYY 4
 
Final
ATL 8
WAS 9
 
Final
TOR 5
BAL 4
 
Final
NYM 5
DET 4
Final
SDP 5
CWS 0
 
Final
CHC 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 9
KAN 11
 
Final
MIL 1
LOS 10
 
Final
TEX 3
SFG 12
 
Final
LOS 7
SEA 4
 
Final
ANA 3
COL 0
 
Final
ARI 2
OAK 7
 
5th
NYY 0
PIT 3
 
3rd
IND 55
CHI 54
 
3rd
WAS 83
MIA 56
 
3rd
ORL 86
SAC 73
 
3rd
CHA 75
TOR 71
 
3rd
PHI 50
UTA 52
 
2nd
ATL 53
CLE 40
 
2nd
NOP 27
BOS 33
 
2nd
HOU 29
DET 23
 
2nd
MEM 26
LAL 21
 
1st
BRK 21
PHO 17
 
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
DEN
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
DAL
Final
MVSU 75
ARKPB 94
 
Final
CSOU 60
LONG 68
 
Final
WICHS 56
SILL 45
Final
RAD 66
WINT 67
 
Final
ILLST 71
EVAN 67
Final
HIGH 71
GWEBB 72
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 76
 
Final
ELON 74
TOWS 69
 
2nd
KSU 57
AKR 59
 
2nd
BUF 51
BGU 52
 
2nd
DART 47
BRO 59
 
2nd
WMICH 50
CMICH 42
 
2nd
PENN 38
CLMB 30
 
2nd
PRIN 55
CORN 48
 
2nd
OU 53
ILLCH 54
 
2nd
OHIO 84
UMO 61
 
2nd
BST 36
NILL 35
 
2nd
EMICH 62
TOL 46
 
2nd
NIOWA 50
BRAD 37
 
Half
MURST 43
MORE 32
 
8:00pm Tonight
CCAR
UNCA
 
1st
HARV 15
YALE 17
 
8:30pm Tonight
DREX
COC
8:30pm Tonight
CITA
FUR
9:00pm Tonight
USF
PAC
9:00pm Tonight
BAY
TTU
9:30pm Tonight
EKENT
BEL
9:30pm Tonight
CLST
DET
9:35pm Tonight
INDST
LOYC
11:30pm Tonight
SCU
LMU
2nd
NJD 1
CLB 3
 
2nd
CAR 1
MIN 1
 
2nd
OTT 1
BUF 2
 
2nd
DET 2
CAL 1
 
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
EDM
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
PIT