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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 26 +46 61
2 Minnesota United FC 27 +7 42
3 LA Galaxy 26 -3 41
4 Real Salt Lake 26 +4 40
5 Seattle Sounders FC 26 +1 40
6 San Jose Earthquakes 26 0 38
7 Portland Timbers 25 +3 37
8 FC Dallas 27 +3 37
9 Sporting Kansas City 27 -5 34
10 Houston Dynamo 26 -6 31
11 Colorado Rapids 26 -9 27
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 27 -18 27

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atlanta United FC 26 +15 45
2 Philadelphia Union 27 +8 45
3 New York City FC 25 +14 44
4 New York Red Bulls 27 +6 41
5 DC United 28 0 39
6 New England Revolution 26 -7 35
7 Montreal Impact 27 -11 34
8 Orlando City SC 27 0 34
9 Toronto FC 26 -2 34
10 Chicago Fire 28 +2 33
11 Columbus Crew SC 28 -13 27
12 FC Cincinnati 26 -35 18