The Houston Dynamo managed to lose to Real Salt Lake in what is becoming typical Dynamo fashion. Houston was the first to score but then turned around and gave up multiple goals. Houston was called for 17 fouls and issues two yellow cards while RSL was called for just seven fouls all game.
This started off controversial with DaMarcus Beasley getting a yellow card in the third minute. Beasley went down as he played through the ball and the incoming Jordan Allen gotten taken down.
Beasley gets a yellow. pic.twitter.com/cFyabvjX3w— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) May 1, 2016
The head official continued to show through out the match his inexperience, this was only his second MLS game, as he let many fouls go uncalled and over punished on others.
After a back pass went south for the Dynamo in the sixteenth minute Joe Willis came up with huge back to back saves. In fact RSL got off seven shots in the first half to Houston three. Things quieted down as the half first half wore on.
The second half was a different story.
Houston had several great build up plays only to be shut down by Real Salt Lake. In the 54th minute, Leo Miranda got a shot off from the corner of the box. The shot deflected off of Olave, right past Nick Rimando and into the back of the net to put Houston up 1-0. They didn't hold the lead for long as RSL leveled things up just eight minutes later. Jordan Allen had a clear path to goal on the right side after a turnover from Boniek Garcia.
From there RSL jumped out to a 2-1 lead thanks to a sliding Yura Movsisyan who finished off a cross that came after Sheanon Williams got caught ball watch.
The best chance to level things came for Houston in the 80th minute when Miranda's shot went off the post. Andrew Wenger jumped on the rebound but it was saved by Rimando in a fashion that words can not do it justice.
O. M. G. pic.twitter.com/frFhWHJfsK— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) May 1, 2016
Real Salt Lake dominated time of possession hanging on to the ball for 59% of the match. But they only managed two more shots than Houston 12 shots. This loss will see Houston continue to sit at the bottom of the Western Conference with just five points.
The @GEICO starting XI: Willis; Williams, Rodríguez, Agus, Beasley; Warner, Clark; Wenger, García, Miranda; Barnes © pic.twitter.com/j6OJ01LJEG— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 1, 2016
#RSL XI: Rimando; Beltran Maund Glad Phillips; Beckerman Sunny Morales; Martinez Movsisyan Allen pic.twitter.com/OOtj1cwaH1— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) May 1, 2016
36' SUB: Jamison Olave replaces Aaron Maund, who had gone to ground on a couple of occasions. #RSLvHOU— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 1, 2016
75' SUB: Sandy giving @wbruin tactical instructions before going in pic.twitter.com/5PYRNQHmwt— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 1, 2016
82' SUBS: Torres for Garcia; Maidana for Beasley— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 1, 2016
84' - Mulholland in for Sunny— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) May 1, 2016
88' - Sandoval on for Burrito ... #RSL up 2-1— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) May 1, 2016