Houston and Real Salt Lake were supposed to face off at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday but Houston's rainy weather caused the game to be postponed to Sunday. Kicking off at 1 pm CT there were still concerns about being able to fit the full game in before the weather once again became treacherous.
It was a quite start to the game between the Western Conference opponents. Real Salt Lake looked like they may have scored a goal early on a corner kick. Dynamo goal keeper Joe Willis went back in the net as his grabbed the ball with arms stretched to keep it out.
Almost impossible to tell but I think Willis does JUST enough to keep this out. pic.twitter.com/FohYYq23WV— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) May 15, 2016
The first half was a mostly quiet affair. Towards the end of the half the Dynamo started to push up the field more and eventually found a few chances in front of the net. Cubo Torres headed down a cross in front of an open net but the ball had a little too much on it as it went flying over the bar. Neither team managed to get a shot on target in the first half.
Houston started the second half strong as Giles Barnes had a shot blocked by the RSL goalkeeper. The rebound fell to Torres but his attempt went flying over the net. Minutes later David Horst had his shot go off the underside of the crossbar. In fact, Horst would have several chances on the afternoon that would fail to find the back of the net.
The Dynamo would finally find the back of the net thanks to Giles Barnes. Willis sent a long ball up the field and after taking a few bounces Barnes was able slot the ball right past Jeff Attinella. Willis would be credited with the assist on the play.
The Dynamo had several more chances after the goal but they weren't able to find the net again. What they did mange to do was close out the game something they have long struggled with. RSL finished the game without a shot on goal.
Even with the three points gained from the Sunday win the Dynamo still occupy last place in the Western Conference. Now they turn their sights to Toyota Park where they will face the Chicago Fire next weekend.
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67' SUB: Leonel Miranda replaces Andrew Wenger. #HOUvRSL— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 15, 2016
74' SUB: Luke Mulholland replaces John Stertzer. Still 1-0. #HOUvRSL— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 15, 2016
75' SUB: Jordan Allen now on in place of Chris Wingert. #HOUvRSL— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 15, 2016
77' SUB: Boniek García on for Erick Torres. Dynamo lead 1-0. #HOUvRSL— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 15, 2016
82' SUB: Omes Garcia in for Juan Martinez. Dynamo still lead 1-0. #HOUvRSL— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 15, 2016
90+2' SUB: Will Bruin on for Giles Barnes, who hands off the armband to Beasley and gets a nice round of applause. #HOUvRSL— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) May 15, 2016