HOUSTON -- Alberth Elis scored his seventh goal of the season to help the Houston Dynamo beat New York City FC 3-1 on Friday night.
Houston won for the third time in four games. NYC is winless in its last five road games with three losses.
Houston tied it at 1-1 in the 21st minute when Alejandro Fuenmayor headed home a free kick from just outside the penalty box. Tomas Martinez made it 2-1 in the 69th after NYC's defensive turnover. Oscar Boniek Garcia intercepted a bad pass and touched it to Martinez...
New York City FC manager Patrick Vieira said recent reports out of France linking him to the top job at Nice aren't true and make him "smile."
Vieira, 41, took over the head coaching role at NYCFC at the beginning of 2016 following the departure of Jason Kreis, who managed the team in its inaugural season.