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Dynamo, Red Bulls clash at BBVA

Jun 4, 2015 - 8:32 PM Houston, TX ( - The Houston Dynamo will aim to snap a two- match winless streak on Friday when the club welcomes the New York Red Bulls to BBVA Compass Stadium.

It's been a bit of a roller coaster season for the Dynamo, which moved back to the Western Conference this campaign after expansion sides Orlando City SC and New York City FC entered the league.

The Dynamo earned two wins out of six matches during the month of May, and will hope to start June with three points.

Last time out, the Dynamo battled New York City FC to a 1-1 draw at Yankee Stadium.

Will Bruin scored 16 minutes into the match to put the Dynamo in front, while David Villa answered in first-half stoppage time from the penalty spot.

Houston snatched the lead from a corner kick when David Horst headed the ball down an unmarked Bruin seven yards from goal, allowing him to dispatch his fifth tally of the campaign.

The hosts pulled themselves back level just before the break when Houston defender Raul Rodriguez handled the ball inside his own penalty area, allowing Villa to beat goalkeeper Tyler Deric from the spot.

"I've got to say with all intents and purposes, we were so much in control of the game at one-nil looking like a team that can go and get two or three, and I've got to be honest it's never a penalty," Dynamo head coach Owen Coyle said. "They've jumped together, and the only person who thought it was a penalty in the whole stadium was the referee. So we certainly had to pick ourselves up at halftime because the boys were absolutely gutted given what went against them."

New York, meanwhile, will be shooting to snap its own poor run of form as Jesse Marsch's side comes into the contest winless in three straight following last week's 2-1 loss at the hands of Seattle Sounders FC.

New York grabbed the lead in the 36th minute after Sounders center back Brad Evans was whistled for a handball just outside his own penalty box, giving the Red Bulls a look at a free kick from prime position.

Bradley Wright-Phillips' free kick deflected off the wall and allowed Lloyd Sam to fire home.

After a chippy start to the second half, Seattle would answer in the 69th minute. Marco Pappa got on the end of a well-placed pass from Obafemi Martins and made two moves around the defense and found the back of the net.

Seattle then grabbed the late win in stoppage time as Clint Dempsey chipped it over the head of New York goalkeeper Luis Robles and Chad Barrett was in position to make sure the ball crossed the line.

"It's gut-wrenching right now because we put a lot of good things together on the day, and it's another game where we feel like there's a lot of good moments, but we don't make them add up enough to good chances and then to goals," Marsch said. "Then we let little plays slip away so it's a really tough one to swallow right now, but we can't hang our heads. We just have to dig in and now our backs are against the wall, then figure out a way to get better."