Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake, presented by Direct Energy
After going eight games without losing a match, the Dynamo have not won a match in their past four attempts. Houston will be looking to right the ship Thursday night when they take on former Western Conference rival Real Salt Lake at BBVA Compass Stadium. RSL enters the match in second place in the Western Conference and is coming off a 1-0 home win over D.C. United last weekend. The Claret and Cobalt will be without Kyle Beckerman, Will Johnson and Alvaro Saborio, who are all with their respective national teams for World Cup qualifiers. Nick Rimando was also called up to the U.S. national team but will not join them until after Thursday's match.
The Dynamo will also enter the match short-handed, with Andre Hainault, Boniek Garcia, Jermaine Taylor and Je-Vaughn Watson away for national team duty. Rookie Warren Creavalle, who has seen time both at defense and midfielder in 2012, was listed as out on Tuesday's injury report with a left ankle sprain. This will be the first and only regular season meeting between the two clubs in 2012.
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The adidas Dynamo Team Store is your one-stop shop for Houston Dynamo merchanise. Located on the north side of BBVA Compass Stadium (Texas Street), the adidas Dynamo Team Store has all the gear a fan needs to support the men in orange.
Each game, the team store will feature a discounted "Item of the Game". Stop by the store on Saturday and get your Dynamo piggy bank for only $10!
Individual tickets for this match are still available and can be purchased at HoustonDynamo.com/Tickets. Don't miss out on another home match in 2012 by purchasing a full or partial season ticket package. Full season ticket packages give you access to all Dynamo home games in 2012 and include:
Flexible ticket exchange program - trade in seats for games you cannot attend
Priority right to purchase tickets to international games and other BBVA Compass Stadium events
Ability to purchase additional tickets at discounted rate
Membership card — get savings on sponsor products and services
Exclusive season ticket holder gift
Personal account executive and ticket service representative assigned to assist in your ticket and customer service needs
For more information call the Houston Dynamo ticket office at (713) 276-GOAL.