The Dynamo earned a road tie on a tough artificial surface thanks to the first MLS goal from Scottish forward Paul Dalglish, acquired in August. Ricardo Clark set up Dalglish for the opening goal, but Salt Lake’s Mehdi Ballouchy tied the game in the 60th minute, and the Dynamo could not take advantage of their pressure to find a winning goal.
Houston Dynamo (11-8-12) vs. Real Salt Lake (10-13-8)
October 07, 2006 -- Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City UT
HOU -- Paul Dalglish 1 (Ricardo Clark 3) 20
RSL -- Mehdi Ballouchy 2 (Jeff Cunningham 11) 60
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Wade Barrett, Ryan Cochrane, Kelly Gray, Craig Waibel, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis, Stuart Holden (Dwayne De Rosario 73), Brian Mullan, Brian Ching, Paul Dalglish (Kevin Goldthwaite 88).
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Chris Aloisi, Patrick Ianni, Alejandro Moreno, Chris Wondolowski.
Real Salt Lake -- Scott Garlick, Willis Forko, Kevin Novak (Mehdi Ballouchy 57), Eddie Pope, Jack Stewart, Chris Klein, Jason Kreis, Carey Talley, Andy Williams, Jeff Cunningham, Atiba Harris.
Substitutes Not Used: Jay Nolly, Nelson Akwari, Chris Brown, Kenny Cutler, Douglas Sequiera, Jafet Soto.
HOU -- Ryan Cocrahen (caution; Dissent) 26
RSL -- Carey Talley (caution; Tackle from Behind) 54
RSL -- Atiba Harris (caution; Persistant Infringement) 56
HOU -- Paul Dalglish (caution; Delay of Game) 78
RSL -- Mehdi Ballouchy (caution; Pushing) 93+
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee's Assistants: Greg Barkey; Fabio Tovar
4th official: Jozef Batko
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-54 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial