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2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Alejandro Fuenmayor (21')
  • Tomás Martínez (69')
  • Alberth Elis (80')
  • David Villa (6')

Houston Dynamo downs New York City FC with Elis, Martinez goals

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Houston 3-1 NYCFC: Dynamo on the rise - Via MLS (1:55)

The Houston Dynamo continued their ascent in the West, stretching their unbeaten run to four games with a 3-1 win over NYCFC. (1:55)

HOUSTON -- Alberth Elis scored his seventh goal of the season to help the Houston Dynamo beat New York City FC 3-1 on Friday night.

Houston won for the third time in four games. NYC is winless in its last five road games with three losses.

Houston tied it at 1-1 in the 21st minute when Alejandro Fuenmayor headed home a free kick from just outside the penalty box. Tomas Martinez made it 2-1 in the 69th after NYC's defensive turnover. Oscar Boniek Garcia intercepted a bad pass and touched it to Martinez at the penalty spot for an easy finish into an empty net.

Elis scored on the counter-attack in the 80th. His header was saved but it came right back to him for a left-footed finish. He raced to the sideline to put on a Black Panther mask.

David Villa opened the scoring in the sixth minute with his eighth goal of the season for NYC. Maximiliano Moralez got past the defense for a through ball at the end line, chipped a cross and a defensive header fell to the feet of Villa for a volley shot.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atlanta United FC 16 +14 33
2 New York City FC 15 +10 28
3 Columbus Crew SC 17 +6 27
4 New York Red Bulls 14 +14 26
5 New England Revolution 16 +4 24
6 Orlando City SC 15 -7 19
7 Chicago Fire 16 -5 19
8 Philadelphia Union 15 -5 18
9 Montreal Impact 16 -13 15
10 Toronto FC 14 -4 15
11 DC United 12 -5 10

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Sporting Kansas City 15 +14 29
2 FC Dallas 14 +10 29
3 LAFC 14 +5 24
4 Vancouver Whitecaps 16 -4 23
5 Real Salt Lake 15 -10 22
6 Portland Timbers 13 +2 22
7 Houston Dynamo 14 +8 21
8 LA Galaxy 15 -1 20
9 Minnesota United FC 14 -9 16
10 Seattle Sounders FC 13 -7 11
11 San Jose Earthquakes 15 -7 10
12 Colorado Rapids 14 -10 9

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