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Real Salt Lake vs. Houston Dynamo | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 30
Real Salt Lake vs. Houston Dynamo
Rio Tinto Stadium – Sandy
September 29 – 7:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

It's a simple formula for Real Salt Lake - win and they're in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs when they host the already-eliminated Houston Dynamo Sunday.

RSL (14-13-5) are looking to rebound from a 2-1 home loss to the LA Galaxy Wednesday night, extending a winless streak to three games. Cristian Pavon broke the scoreless stalemate five minutes into the second half and Zlatan Ibrahimovic made it 2-0 in the 80th minute with his 28th goal of the season. Nedum Onuoha gave RSL a late lifeline, but the hosts couldn't find the equalizer.

The Dynamo (11-17-4) were officially eliminated from postseason contention following a 3-1 loss at LAFC Wednesday. An own goal by Tyler Miller came five minutes after Carlos Vela put the hosts in front from the penalty spot, but Diego Rossi and Eduard Atuesta struck in the second half to clinch a first Supporters' Shield title for LAFC. 

RSL and the Dynamo shared the points March 2 at BBVA Stadium with Mauro Manotas equalizing in the 62nd minute after Albert Rusnak put the visitors in front five minutes from halftime.

Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake vs. Houston

Sunday, September 29 at 7:30 PM ET
Rio Tinto Stadium

Houston

Real Salt Lake

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jordan Allen (M) - knee injury, out for season
    • OUT: Tony Beltran (D) - knee injury
    • OUT: Nick Besler (M) - foot injury
    • DOUBTFUL: Luke Mulholland (M) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Douglas Martinez (F) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Nick Besler (M)
  • International duty:  None

Houston Dynamo

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: AJ DeLaGarza (D) - right foot fracture
    • OUT: Juan David Cabezas (M) - left knee sprain
  • Suspended: Matias Vera (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: Juan David Cabezas (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Real Salt Lake

  • RSL: 7 wins, 15 goals
  • Dynamo: 2 wins, 7 goals
  • 5 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Alex Chilowicz
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Chris Wattam
  • 4th Official: Pierre-Luc Lauziere
  • VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero
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Real Salt Lake
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L
W
L
D
L
Houston
L
L
W
L
W
L

Season Stats

Real Salt LakeHouston Dynamo
32Games Played32
14Wins11
13Losses17
5Draws4
43Goals44
40Goals Conceded55
297Shots322
150Shots on Target138
356Fouls committed397
372Fouls suffered379
87Offside59
113Corners170

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
RSL812651431.3
HOU8101022441.4
01234+Avg
RSL165311.8
HOU248111.7
01234+Avg
RSL761200.9
HOU662111.1

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
RSL1110713401.2
HOU315743551.7
01234+Avg
RSL843010.9
HOU3102101.1
01234+Avg
RSL364121.6
HOU055332.4
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