- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) - Dallas’ Fabian Castillo had one goal and set up two others in 4-1 win at state rival Houston on Friday which propelled the Texan club to the top of the MLS standings.

In the day’s other game, San Jose drew at Real Salt Lake to leave the teams level on points.

Dallas and Houston are in the same conference this season because of MLS’ realignment, so will play multiple regular-season games against each other for the first time since 2011, and on Friday’s evidence it will be Dallas that profits.

Castillo assisted on two first-half goals as the visitors built a 2-0 lead midway through the half. He back-heeled a pass near midfield to Ryan Hollingshead, who raced down the field in space and finished from distance. Castillo ran down a long ball in the 21st minute on another counter-attack, dribbled to the byline and found a trailing David Texeira.

Giles Barnes pulled a goal back for Houston in the 32nd minute on a free kick over the wall to the top corner.

But Dallas scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the second half to pull away. Mauro Diaz took three touches along the 18-yard line and hammered a shot past goalkeeper Tyler Deric in the 52nd minute for a 3-1 lead. Three minutes later, Castillo flicked in a goal after being left alone on the left.

Real Salt Lake needed an own goal to end a 387-minute scoreless span, but even that was enough for only a 1-1 home draw against San Jose.

Chris Wondolowski scored a contentious goal in the 19th minute to give the Earthquakes a 1-0 lead. The deflection of Shea Salinas’ shot came to Wondolowski in an offside position, but the flag stayed down.

Real Salt Lake drew level in the 71st minute when San Jose’s Victor Bernardez was running toward his own goal to defend a glancing header to Alvaro Saborio but his clearance attempt went over goalkeeper David Bingham, who had come out of his area and into the net.

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