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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 34 +48 72
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 +3 56
3 Real Salt Lake 34 +5 53
4 Minnesota United FC 34 +9 53
5 LA Galaxy 34 -1 51
6 Portland Timbers 34 +3 49
7 FC Dallas 34 +8 48
8 San Jose Earthquakes 34 -3 44
9 Colorado Rapids 34 -5 42
10 Houston Dynamo 34 -10 40
11 Sporting Kansas City 34 -18 38
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 -22 34

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 New York City FC 34 +21 64
2 Atlanta United FC 34 +15 58
3 Philadelphia Union 34 +8 55
4 Toronto FC 34 +5 50
5 DC United 34 +4 50
6 New York Red Bulls 34 +2 48
7 New England Revolution 34 -7 45
8 Chicago Fire 34 +8 42
9 Montreal Impact 34 -13 41
10 Columbus Crew SC 34 -8 38
11 Orlando City SC 34 -8 37
12 FC Cincinnati 34 -44 24