NYCFC ties Houston 1-1; winless streak extends to 11 games
May. 31, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — David Villa scored on a first-half penalty kick and New York City FC tied the Houston Dynamo 1-1 on Saturday night.
New York City (1-7-5) had its winless streak extended to 11 games. The longest stretch for an expansion team is 14, set by Vancouver in 2011.
Villa rolled a well-placed penalty kick into the back of the net in first-half stoppage time to tie the game at 1. NYC was awarded its first penalty kick this season when Raul Rodriguez was whistled for a hand ball on a challenge with Adam Nemec.
Houston (4-5-5) took a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute when David Horst headed a corner kick into the middle of the box and Will Bruin one-touched it home. NYC has conceded nine goals in the first 30 minutes of matches this season.
NYCFC had several good chances in the closing minutes of the game. Jeb Brovsky's diving header in the 89th forced a great save by Houston goalkeeper Tyler Deric. Patrick Mullins bent a shot just wide in the 91st and two minutes later, Brovsky missed an open shot from a tough angle.
Houston has allowed a one goal in five straight games, going 2-2-1.