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MLS: Houston 2, New York 0

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HOUSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Jermaine Taylor and Calen Carr scored Friday and the Houston Dynamo grabbed first place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 win over New York.

Taylor gave the Dynamo a lead in the second minute -- the second-fastest score in Houston history -- knocking in a shot by Andre Hainault on the team's first trip down the field.

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Carr doubled the lead in the 28th when he leaped over defender Roy Miller to put a header just inside the far post for his fourth goal in four matches.

The victory was the fifth straight for the Dynamo (11-5-7), who bypassed New York for the East's top spot with 40 points.

The Red Bulls stayed at 38 points with their second straight loss.

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