MLS Regular Season

Stoppage-time PK gives Dynamo 1-0 win over RSL

Colin Clark's late penalty gives Houston three points at home
The Late Show
Dynamo Win
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If at first you do not succeed try, try again. That is what the Houston Dynamo did from the penalty spot Thursday night and it turned out in their favor as Colin Clark scored from the spot to give the home side a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake.

Clark came through in the 94st minute, burying his PK attempt straight down the middle just 16 minutes after teammate Brad Davis had his PK attempt saved by RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando.

Match Stats: Dynamo vs. RSL

RSL controlled possession battle but Houston won decisive category
Match Stats: Dynamo vs. RSL

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Match Stats

Houston Dynamo   Real Salt Lake
11 Attempts on Goal 10
4 Shots on Target 3
3 Shots off Target 6
4

VIDEO: Colin Clark penalty kick

Clark PK gives Houston 1-0 victory over RSL
VIDEO: Colin Clark penalty kick

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Int'l absences force Kinnear to shuffle backline vs. RSL

Dynamo missing two starters on defense for tonight's match
Int'l absences force Kinnear to shuffle backline vs. RSL
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There will be some new names on the lineup card Dominic Kinnear fills out Thursday night.

When the Houston Dynamo head coach makes his selections to face Real Salt Lake, he will have to replace several starters and contributors due to international call-ups or injuries.

Match Preview: Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake

Houston looking to regain mid-season form Thursday against RSL
Preview: Dynamo vs. RSL
Match Preview

THE BASICS
Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake
Thursday, September 6, 7:30 p.m. CT
BBVA Compass Stadium
Houston leads 8-3-5

BROADCAST INFORMATION
TV
FOX Sports Houston Plus - 7:30 p.m. (U-Verse: SD=691 HD=1691; Comcast: 110; DirecTV: SD=680 HD 680-1; Dish Network: SD=442 HD=9580)
MultiMedios Houston - 7 p.m. (U-Verse: 3065; Comcast: 325)

Radio
KPRC 950 - 7 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 7 p.m.

Dynamo miss the little things, suffer the consequences

Houston looks to get back to winning ways Thursday vs. Real Salt Lake
Dynamo miss the little things, suffer the consequences
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Forgive Houston Dynamo players if they are simply not in a great mood right now. A four-game winless streak at a critical time of the season, after all, can do that to a team.

Two days after dropping a 3-1 loss to the Chicago Fire, the Dynamo went through an intense training session where player’s tolerance of poor play was at a minimum. The message sent during the session was simple: The team's recent play has not been good enough.

Ex-EPL player Barnes jumps at chance to play for Dynamo

New signing excited to play with squad
Ex-EPL player Barnes jumps at chance to play for Dynamo
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Nigel Brooks

When it came time to decide on his next career track, MLS offered Giles Barnes a stage he could not resist.

The former English youth international and EPL midfielder signed with the Houston Dynamo last week despite European interest. What attracted the 24-year-old to MLS? It was a chance to show what he can do in a league that is becoming a legitimate option for young internationals.

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It's been four weeks since the Dynamo jumped up to the No. 2 spot in the MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings. Since then, the club has gone 0-2-2, and although they came home with four points in their first two CONCACAF Champions League road matches, they have been unable to maintain their earlier form in league play. Last week, the Dynamo were placed in the fifth spot in the weekly rankings. This week, following Houston's 3-1 loss at the Chicago Fire, the Dynamo were placed ninth. Here is what the writers at MLSsoccer.com had to say about the Dynamo:

Dynamo use short memory to prepare for Real Salt Lake

Players put Fire game behind them, focus on Thursday's match vs. RSL
Short Memory
Dynamo prep for RSL
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It would be understandable if Dynamo players were disappointed following Sunday's 3-1 loss vs. the Chicago Fire. The team is now on a four-game winless streak after not losing a match in eight straight. In only a month, the team has gone from first place in the Eastern Conference to a tie for fourth place with D.C. United and the Montreal Impact nipping at the heels. However, following Sunday night's match, the focus for Dynamo players was not on the match that just happened, but on the match that lies ahead.

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