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Live Gamethread: Real Salt Lake vs. Houston Dynamo

Points and pride are on the line tonight at Rio Tinto Stadium as the Houston Dynamo and Supporters Shield race-leading Real Salt Lake meet for the only time this season. Can the Dynamo defy expectations and gain a favorable result?

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Houston Dynamo at Real Salt Lake (DT preview)
Saturday, August 10, 8:30 p.m. CT
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT

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Jose Carlos Rivero. AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Adam Wienckowski; 4th: Mark Kadlecik MLS Career: 15 games; FC/gm: 26.8; Y/gm: 3.7; R: 4; pens: 5


HOUSTON DYNAMO -- Omar Cummings – Left knee MCL sprain; QUESTIONABLE: Calen Carr – Left knee; Andrew Driver &ndash Right Achilles tendonitis; Brian Ching – Left adductor strain; Alex Dixon – Left hamstring strain

REAL SALT LAKE -- OUT: Rich Balchan – Left shoulder surgery; John Stertzer – Right shoulder surgery; Chris Schuler – Left foot pain; Kwame Watson-Siriboe – Right knee ACL; Josh Saunders – Left knee ACL; PROBABLE: Javier Morales – Right adductor strain; Carlos Salcedo – gall bladder removal


  • ALL-TIME (17 meetings): Real 3 wins, 22 goals … Dynamo 9 wins, 26 goals … Ties 5
  • AT SALT LAKE (8 meetings): Real 3 wins, 8 goals … Dynamo 1 win, 4 goals … Ties 4
  • The teams are meeting for the only time this season in league play.
  • Real last defeated Houston on May 13, 2010, a 3-1 win at Rio Tinto Stadium. The Dynamo have won two of three meetings since, including a 1-0 win last Sept. 6 at BBVA Compass Stadium.
  • RSL has taken points from their last four home games vs. Houston, with three draws in that time.
  • RSL is 0-8-1 lifetime in Houston. Earlier this year, Real won for the first time ever in the state of Texas after 22 games in a 3-0 victory against FC Dallas on July 13.

The Dynamo are on the road tonight, but wherever you are, feel free to stop by here and help cheer on the men in orange!