MLS Regular Season

Dynamo understand importance of RSL victory

Houston moves back into third place in Eastern Conference
Dynamo understand importance of RSL victory
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At the end of a 34-game season, three points in September might not seem like much, but after last night's 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake, Houston Dynamo players and coaches did not understate the importance of the three points on Houston's season. With the win, the Dynamo ended a four-game winless streak and moved back into third place in the Eastern Conference.

“It’s huge," head coach Dominic Kinnear said about last night's win. "With Columbus losing [Wednesday] night, it opens up a little opportunity for us."

Clark winds up as unlikely hero in bizarre night for Houston

Dynamo midfielder buries PK in first MLS action since June 23
Clark winds up as unlikely hero in bizarre night for Houston
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In a game that will be characterized for it’s unusual circumstances, it was an unusual hero who came through for the Houston Dynamo in their 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Thursday night. 

VIDEO: Dynamo 1, Real Salt Lake 0

Watch full highlights from Thursday's dramatic win at BBVA Compass Stadium
VIDEO: Dynamo 1, RSL 0
Match Highlights

VIDEO: Hall blanks RSL

Dynamo goalkeeper ties club regular season record with 11th shutout
VIDEO: Hall blanks RSL

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Tally Hall stones Fabian Espindola

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.

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