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August 10, 2013 9:30 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ J. Rivero‎
Attendance:‬ 19402‎
37′ (PG) A. Saborío

MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Houston Dynamo

RSL made the U.S. Open Cup final on Wednesday, but now has to turn its attention to its Supporters' Shield bid.

By Keith Hickey

Tony Beltran - Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake (4-2-3-1): Rimando; Wingert, McDonald, Borchers, Mansally; Alvarez, Grabavoy; Velasquez, Morales, Gil; Findley.


OUT: Rich Balchan (L shoulder surgery), Josh Saunders (L knee ACL), Chris Schuler (L foot pain), John Stertzer (R shoulder surgery), Kwame Watson-Siriboe (R knee ACL)

QUESTIONABLE: Carlos Salcedo (gall bladder removal)
Houston Dynamo (4-3-3): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Moffat, Clark, Barnes; Garcia, Bruin, Davis.

Injury Report:

OUT: Calen Carr (L knee), Andrew Driver (R Achilles tendonitis)

QUESTIONABLE: Anthony Arena (R ankle sprain), Brian Ching (L adductor strain), Omar Cummings (R adductor strain)
  • Real Salt Lake is first in the Western Conference and Major League Soccer overall. The Claret-And-Cobalt have taken 38 points from 23 games.
  • Houston is holding onto the fifth and final playoff spot in the East. The Dynamo have taken 33 points from 21 games.
  • In one meeting last year, Houston claimed a 1-0 win over RSL at home.
  • The Royals defeated the Portland Timbers 2-1 on Wednesday to advance to the final of the U.S. Open Cup.
  • RSL midfielder Yordany Alvarez is suspended for this match.

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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 10, 2013 Real Salt Lake 1 - Houston Dynamo 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 6, 2012 Houston Dynamo 1 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 20, 2011 Houston Dynamo 3 - Real Salt Lake 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 14, 2011 Real Salt Lake 0 - Houston Dynamo 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 13, 2010 Real Salt Lake 3 - Houston Dynamo 1
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18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
6Nat BorchersDefender
16Carlos SalcedoDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
13Olmes Fernando García FlórezStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
24Jeff AttinellaGoalkeeper
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
10Robbie FindleyStriker
49Devon SandovalStriker
1Tally HallGoalkeeper
4Jermaine TaylorDefender
5Warren CreavalleMidfielder
8Kofi SarkodieDefender
26Corey AsheDefender
32Bobby BoswellDefender
11Brad DavisMidfielder
13Ricardo ClarkMidfielder
6Adam MoffatMidfielder
23Giles BarnesMidfielder
12Will BruinStriker
28Erich MarscheiderGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
-Mike ChabalaDefender
3Anthony ArenaDefender
27B. GarcíaMidfielder
14Jason JohnsonMidfielder
23Cam WeaverStriker
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