Sunday's MLS Capsule

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Associated Press

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 3 at 9:04 AM

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Fabian Espindola broke a scoreless tie in the 60th minute with his first goal since April 20, and Jonny Steele scored with two minutes left in regulation, giving the New York Red Bulls a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday.

The victory was the first for New York (8-6-4) since defeating Los Angeles on May 19. The Red Bulls were 0-2-1 during that span, which included a three-week hiatus.

The Red Bulls moved within one point of first-place Montreal in the Eastern Conference.

Houston (6-6-5) remained winless in its last seven matches, going 0-4-3.

Espindola, who had two goals in the season opener, got behind the Dynamo defense after Eric Alexander fed him with a perfect lead. He made a solid 20-yard run with the ball, then touched a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Tally Hall.

Steele then put the game away in the 88th minute when he took a return pass from Thierry Henry and buried it hard into the upper right hand corner of the net.

Luis Robles made three saves for his fifth shutout of the season.

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