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
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
06/30 16:08:47 ET