The Dynamo earned their first win in Utah in four tries on a fluky Stuart Holden goal. Scoreless in the 66th minute, Holden was the beneficiary when Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando failed to handle a routine cross from the right. Houston’s Eddie Robinson and Salt Lake’s Yura Movsisyan were ejected in separate second-half incidents, but the Dynamo held on for the win.
Houston Dynamo (15-8-6) vs. Real Salt Lake (5-15-9)
October 15, 2007 -- Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
HOU -- Stuart Holden 5 (Richard Mulrooney 5) 66
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Wade Barrett, Ryan Cochrane, Eddie Robinson, Craig Waibel, Brad Davis (Patrick Ianni 75), Stuart Holden, Brian Mullan, Richard Mulrooney, Nate Jaqua, Joseph Ngwenya (Corey Ashe 78).
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Mike Chabala, Brian Ching, Paul Dalglish, Chris Wondolowski.
Real Salt Lake -- Nick Rimando, Dustin Kirby (Fabian Espindola 79), Ritchie Kotschau, Eddie Pope, Chris Wingert, Nathan Sturgis, Carey Talley, Andy Williams (Kyle Beckerman 48+), Chris Brown (Jamie Watson 46+), Alecko Esckandarian, Yura Movsisyan.
Substitutes Not Used: Kyle Reynish, Atiba Harris, Chris Lancon, Matias Mantilla.
RSL -- Andy Williams (caution; Reckless Foul) 42
HOU -- Ryan Cochrane (caution; Dissent) 43
RSL -- Yura Movsisyan (caution; Dissent) 45
HOU -- Eddie Robinson (ejection; Denying a Goal Scoring Opportunity) 73
RSL -- Yura Movsisyan (ejection; Violent Conduct) 77
Referee: Tim Weyland
Referee's Assistants: Fabio Tovar; Corey Rockwell
4th official: Alex Prus
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial