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HOUSTON -- David Villa scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season and New York City FC beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 on Friday night to take the Eastern Conference lead. Kyle Hendricks Jersey .Jack Harrison played the corner short to Andrea Pirlo in the 52nd minute. Villa blocked Pirlos cross toward the goal line and followed it for a narrow-angle finish through the legs of Houston goalkeeper Joe Willis.Villa nearly added a second in the 58th minute with a bending shot off the post. He completed the task in the 91st with a rising blast from the top of the box that moved him ahead of Bradley Wright-Phillips in the MLS Golden Boot race.City (14-9-9) moved two points ahead of Toronto FC in the Eastern Conference standings. Houston (7-12-11) remained last in the West. Ernie Banks Cubs Jersey . Philadelphia is 2-0 against the Senators this season and scored five goals in each victory. The Flyers recorded a 5-0 win in Ottawa on Nov. 12 and then earned a 5-2 home decision on Nov. 19. The Flyers have claimed three straight and four of the last five encounters with the Sens overall and Philly has won two in a row and three of its past four tests in Canadas capital city. Sammy Sosa Jersey . -- James Young couldnt wait to apply those tweaks to his jump shot, and the first one he made against UT Arlington told him it could be a good night. .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.DENVER -- D.J. LeMahieu used irritation as inspiration to work his way back to the big leagues. The Colorado Rockies infielder thought he had done enough in spring training to earn a spot with the team. Instead, he was one of the last players left behind. With anger came a new attitude -- to prove that he indeed belonged. LeMahieu sparkled this spring at Triple-A Colorado Springs and earned a promotion Thursday when the Rockies designated infield Reid Brignac for assignment. In another move, the team placed left-hander Jeff Francis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin and recalled right-hander Rob Scahill from Colorado Springs. Manager Walt Weiss said it was a tough decision leaving LeMahieu behind this spring and was hoping he would respond in just this kind of fashion. "He went down there and did his thing and hammered away every day," Weiss said. "I told him he was a major league player and he had every right to be disappointed and to be angry with the decision. I think over the course of a season the dynamics of a team will change. It will somewhat evolve. I think thats happened in a sense with our club. " "The opportunity for D.J. presented itself, on top of the fact that hes done really well down there," Weiss said. LeMahieu took it out on opposing pitchers, hitting .364 with the Sky Sox. He also had one homer, 22 RBIs and 34 runs scored in 33 games. "I was disappointed, yeah," said LeMahieu, who batted .297 in 81 games with Colorado last season. "I tthink that kind of fueled me a little bit, to play better to show that I deserved to be up here. Steve Cishek Cubs Jersey. " LeMahieu simply forced the Rockies hand by playing so well in the minors, just like highly touted prospect Nolan Arenado earlier this season. "It was just a matter of D.J. creating an opportunity for himself," said Weiss, who plans to use LeMahieu at second, short and third. "D.J. is playing really well. It didnt really come down to something that Reid hadnt done, but I think it was more D.J. creating an opportunity." Brignac was acquired from Tampa Bay on Feb. 14 and hit .250 in limited action. The Rockies have yet to announce who will take Francis spot in the rotation on Sunday against the San Francisco Giants. Colorado may possibly go with righty Tyler Chatwood or lefty Drew Pomeranz, who are both pitching for the Sky Sox. Francis injured his groin in the second inning of Colorados win against the Cubs in Chicago on Tuesday. He ended up throwing six solid innings and giving up one run. Francis also slid awkwardly into second base in the game, tweaking his right knee, but said that wasnt giving him any trouble. Hes not sure how long the groin will sideline him, but it prevented him from throwing a bullpen session on Thursday. Just when he was finding his form again, too. "Ive been struggling a bit since the first week of the year," said Francis, whos 2-3 with a 6.00 ERA this season. "But to put an outing like that together was very rewarding." ' ' '