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2019 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Alexandru Mitrita (16')
  • Valentín Castellanos (83', 90'+3')
  • Juan Cabezas (26')
  • Mauro Manotas (77')
  • Romell Quioto (29')

Castellanos' late double sees NYC beat Houston

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Castellanos's late heroics lifts NYCFC past Dynamo (2:08)

Valentin Castellanos scored twice late in NYCFC's win vs. Houston. For more MLS, sign up to ESPN+. (2:08)

Valentin Castellanos scored twice in the final 14 minutes as New York City FC beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 3-2 on Thursday night in a match delayed an hour due to weather.

Castellanos tied the game at 2-2 in the 83rd minute with NYC's first goal from a header this season. It came six minutes after Mauro Manotas gave Houston a lead with a strike from 22 yards out for his ninth goal of the season.

Castellanos had another header blocked in stoppage time, but he knocked home the rebound for the winner.

Alexandru Mitrita opened the scoring for New York City (10-4-8) in the 16th minute with his sixth goal of the season. Juan Cabezas made it 1-1 10 minutes later by redirecting Tommy McNamara's cross at the penalty spot.

Romell Quioto received a straight red card for Houston (9-12-3) in the 29th minute for an elbow above the shoulders of Ronald Matarrita.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 LAFC 30 +44 64
2 Seattle Sounders FC 31 +3 50
3 Minnesota United FC 30 +9 48
4 Real Salt Lake 31 +4 47
5 LA Galaxy 30 0 45
6 San Jose Earthquakes 31 +1 44
7 FC Dallas 31 +5 44
8 Portland Timbers 30 +1 43
9 Colorado Rapids 32 -6 39
10 Houston Dynamo 31 -9 37
11 Sporting Kansas City 31 -11 37
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 32 -22 31

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 New York City FC 30 +19 57
2 Atlanta United FC 31 +16 54
3 Philadelphia Union 30 +12 52
4 Toronto FC 31 +4 45
5 DC United 31 +2 45
6 New York Red Bulls 31 +3 44
7 New England Revolution 31 -7 41
8 Chicago Fire 32 +5 38
9 Montreal Impact 31 -15 37
10 Orlando City SC 32 -5 36
11 Columbus Crew SC 32 -9 35
12 FC Cincinnati 32 -44 22