Major League Soccer: Real Salt Lake tops Houston Dynamo 3-0

SANDY. Real Salt Lake was in the end too strong for Houston Dynamo.


SANDY. Real Salt Lake was eventually too good for Houston Dynamo with the goal of B. Wood (29′), S. Cordova (57′) and J. Glad (90′).

The match was played at the Rio Tinto Stadium stadium in Sandy on Saturday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Armando Villarreal who was helped by Corey Rockwell and Kali Smith. The 4th official was Calin Radosav. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 14.2 degrees Celsius or 57.61 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Real Salt Lake was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. Houston Dynamo that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.

Real Salt Lake was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Real Salt Lake won the contest.

Real Salt Lake shot 14 times, 5 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Houston Dynamo shot 12 times, 4 on target, 8 off target.


Real Salt Lake received 1 yellow card (Z. MacMath). On the opposite side, Houston Dynamo received 2 yellow cards (R. Avila and A. Carrasquilla).

After this match, Real Salt Lake will have 22 points like Dallas to move up in the 10th place. On the other side, Houston Dynamo will stay with 18 points like Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United to move up in the 14th place.

Match Events

  • 15'

    R. Avila

  • 25'

    A. Carrasquilla

  • 29'

    B. Wood

    M. Chang

  • 46'

    D. Quintero

    C. Baird

  • 46'

    T. Pasher

    R. Avila

  • 57'

    S. Cordova

  • 68'

    D. Ceren

    G. Vera

  • 68'

    F. Picault

    T. Ulfarsson

  • 70'

    S. Caldwell

    J. Loffelsend

  • 71'

    J. Savarino

    M. Chang

  • 76'

    R. Rubin

    S. Cordova

  • 79'

    Z. MacMath

  • 89'

    N. Besler

    P. Ruiz

  • 90'

    J. Glad

    J. Meram

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Real Salt Lake will play away with Vancouver Whitecaps on the 4th of June with a 12-11 head to head record in favor of Vancouver Whitecaps (4 draws).

Houston Dynamo will play away against Orlando City on the 18th of June with a 2-1 head to head in favor of Houston Dynamo (2 draws).

Real Salt Lake: Formation and Lineups

Real Salt Lake started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Pablo Andrés Mastroeni chose to play with the following team: Zac MacMath (7.8), Aaron Herrera (7.0), Justen Glad (7.3), Marcelo Silva (7.1), Andrew Brody (7.1), Maikel Chang (7.4), Jasper Loffelsend (7.2), Pablo Ruiz (7.3), Justin Meram (7.1), Sergio Córdova (7.4) and Bobby Wood (7.0).


Real Salt Lake made 4 changes: J. Loffelsend for S. Caldwell (70′), M. Chang for J. Savarino (71′), S. Cordova for R. Rubin (76′) and P. Ruiz for N. Besler (89′).

Best player: Zac MacMath

The player that probably impressed the most for Real Salt Lake was the goalkeeper: Zac MacMath. His rating is 7.75. He performed 4 saves.

Houston Dynamo: Formation and Lineups

Houston Dynamo started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Paulo Roberto Corradi Nagamura played with: Michael Nelson (6.3), Zeca (6.8), Tim Parker (7.0), Teenage Hadebe (7.4), Adam Lundqvist (6.8), Adalberto Carrasquilla (6.6), Matías Vera (6.2), Corey Baird (6.8), Memo Rodríguez (6.8), Roberto Avila (6.4) and Þorleifur Úlfarsson (6.5).


Houston Dynamo made 4 changes: C. Baird for D. Quintero (46′), R. Avila for T. Pasher (46′), G. Vera for D. Ceren (68′) and T. Ulfarsson for F. Picault (68′).

Top player: Teenage Hadebe

The player who no doubt impressed Houston Dynamo the most was Teenage Hadebe.

His rating is (7.4) with 49 passes (75% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 11.

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