MLS Regular Season
HARRISON, N.J. – The New York Red Bulls didn't have to wait long to get the bitter taste from last week's defeat to the Houston Dynamo out of their mouths.
In Friday's rematch at Red Bull Arena, Markus Holgersson and Jan Gunnar Solli tallied in the second half to send the Red Bulls to a 2-0 win over Houston, a reverse of the scoreline last Friday at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Holgersson scored the winner just after the hour mark Solli came off the bench to put away an insurance goal in stoppage time after a feed from Thierry Henry.
After the Dynamo wiped the floor with them last week, the New York Red Bulls were clear that they were eager to return the favor in this week’s return match at Red Bull Arena, where the Red Bulls are unbeaten this season.
In many ways, the Dynamo — also undefeated at home this year and winners of five straight — know what to expect on Friday night (7 p.m. CT, NBC Sports Network).
HIGHLIGHTS: Kandji, Dynamo torch New York
Houston Dynamo at New York Red Bulls
Friday, August 10, 7 p.m. CT
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
All-time series: New York leads 4-3-7
NBC Sports Network - 7 p.m. (Click here to view channel guide)
La Ranchera 850 - 6:30 p.m.
SportsTalk 790 - 6:30 p.m.
The first showing was pretty good, will the sequel live up to its billing? The Houston Dynamo will take on the New York Red Bulls in primetime this Friday (7 p.m. CT, NBC Sports Network) for the second week in a row. When the teams met last Friday in Houston, the Dynamo dominated in a 2-0 victory that saw them leapfrog New York into first place in the Eastern Conference.
Friday's 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls has been called one of the Dynamo's best performances of the season, and it shows in this week's Castrol Top 20 rankings. Four Dynamo players - Jermaine Taylor, Tally Hall, Andre Hainault, Boniek Garcia - were including in the list this week.
Geoff Cameron was not the only one patiently anticipating news regarding his UK work permit.
The decision of an appeals board on Wednesday to grant the US international a work permit was the final step in Cameron's transfer from the Houston Dynamo to Stoke City, allowing the Eastern Conference leaders to move on following two months of negotiations.
For the second consecutive week, Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis has been named to the MLS Team of the Week. His performance in Week 22 helped Houston defeat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 and leapfrog them into first place in the Eastern Conference.
Davis completed a game-high 69 passes against New York, and provided the service on the 2nd-minute free kick that led to the Dynamo's first goal.
Former Houston Dynamo defender/midfielder Geoff Cameron was granted a United Kingdom visa today, completing his transfer to English Premier League club Stoke City. The terms of the transfer were not disclosed.
Dominic Kinnear’s decision to switch to the 4-3-3 has paid instant dividends, with the club unbeaten in the eight games so far in the new formation. Perhaps the biggest individual beneficiaries have been outside wingers Calen Carr and Macoumba Kandji.