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Houston Dynamo 1-0 Real Salt Lake: Stoppage-time penalty seals tough match

Houston Dynamo 1-0 Real Salt Lake: Stoppage-time penalty seals tough match

Bob Levey

Colin Clark's first goal of the season sealed a tense match between RSL and Houston on Friday night.

A penalty deep into stoppage time sealed the Houston Dynamo's 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake in Friday night MLS action.

The game, played at a slow pace on a hot Houston night, looked destined for a stalemate. Brad Davis had already squandered a penalty well into the second half. Chris Schuler shouldered Will Bruin over in the box with the ball several yards away. Nick Rimando pulled off an impressive acrobatic save to keep the scoreline knotted.

Tally Hall showed his own chops at the other end, stopping three shots, including a Ned Grabavoy breakaway.

Three minutes into stoppage time Rimando made the telling mistake, rushing out to punch the ball and taking out Mac Kandji. Colin Clark smashed the ball straight down the middle to win the match.

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