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August 10, 2012 8:20 PM EDT
Red Bull Arena — Harrison, New Jersey
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
Attendance:‬ 15730‎
 
 
 

New York Red Bulls 2-0 Houston Dynamo: Bulls stay unbeaten at home

New York snapped Houston's eight-game unbeaten streak with a 2-0 win at home thanks to goals from Markus Holgersson and Jan Gunnar Solli.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Two weeks after an emphatic loss in Texas, the New York Red Bulls won by the same 2-0 scoreline against the Houston Dynamo in Friday night's lone MLS match.

These two teams are the only MLS sides yet to lose at home in 2012, a streak kept alive by New York's win, which bumped it back up to third in the East.

One of the defining first half story lines was Mac Kandji's tussles with midfielder-cum-fullback Conor Lade. Kandji had torched the Red Bulls in the Aug. 3 match, but rookie Lade's scampering ferocity helped shut down the man a foot taller than him this time out. In the 28th minute, Kandji headbutted Lade's torso as he rose from a physical challenge, earning a yellow card.

The first goal came after an hour. Roy Miller collected a throw-in and crossed. Tim Cahill streaked to the back post and used his impressive vert to head the ball down to Markus Holgersson, who only had to knock it in the goal.

In stoppage time, New York finished off the match. Thierry Henry sprung the offside trap and, clear on goal, laid the ball off to substitute Jan Gunnar Solli for a simple finish.

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New York Red Bulls

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Bill Gaudette
Goalkeeper
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44
Heath Pearce
Defender
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-
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7
R. Miller
Defender
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16
Connor Lade
Defender
68′
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11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
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Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
58′ 79′
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17
Tim Cahill
Midfielder
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11
Sebastien Le Toux
Midfielder
78′
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14
Thierry Henry
Striker
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33
Kenny Cooper
Striker
86′
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Houston Dynamo

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1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
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4
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26
Corey Ashe
Defender
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-
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32
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11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
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6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
75′
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27
B. García
Midfielder
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3
Calen Carr
Striker
66′
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12
Will Bruin
Striker
70′

Substitutes

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Jeremy Vuolo
Goalkeeper
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2
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4
Rafa Márquez
Midfielder
86′
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-
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22
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28
Teemu Tainio
Midfielder
79′
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V. Pálsson
Midfielder
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Substitutes

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24
Tyler Deric
Goalkeeper
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5
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27
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17
Luiz Camargo
Midfielder
66′
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19
Alex Dixon
Midfielder
 - 
13
Ricardo Clark
Midfielder
75′
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Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
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E. Torres E. Torres
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Chivas USA
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V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
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Colorado
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Columbus Crew
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Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
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Rangers
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