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July 04, 2016


NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Harrison scored an early goal and set up David Villa for one in the second-half as New York City FC beat New York Red Bulls 2-0 Sunday, NYCFC's first win over its local rival.

The victory also lifted NYCFC (7-5-6) to the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

NYCFC had lost its first four meetings with the Red Bulls (7-9-2), including a 7-0 blowout in their last matchup. But Harrison beat Luis Robles from the right side in the 8th minute after Harrison went unmarked on a corner kick by Andrea Pirlo. Robles got a piece of the ball before it trickled into the net.

Harrison fed Villa in the 66th minute with a perfect cross from the right wing, and Villa made a brilliant deflection with his right foot.

The Red Bulls finished the match with 10 men because Chris Duvall received a red card in the 79th minute.


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Matt Besler scored in stoppage time to help Sporting Kansas City beat the Columbus Crew 3-2 on Sunday night and extend its unbeaten streak to four games.

Besler headed home the winner, off Ike Opara's feed, in the 91st minute. It was Besler's first goal since 2011.

Ola Kamara gave Columbus (3-6-7) the lead in the 22nd minute.

Tyson Wahl received a red card in the 48th, leaving the Crew a man down the rest of the way, and Benny Feilhaber's penalty kick tied it about a minute later.

Graham Zusi's first goal of the season put Sporting (7-8-4) up 2-1 in the 56th minute, but Kamara raced behind the defense to side-net a long feed from Tony Tchani and tie in the 75th. Kamara has seven goals in the last five matches.

Columbus, which was limited to just six shots, has just one win in its last nine games and is winless in its last four.

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