Real Salt Lake 0 vs. Houston Dynamo FC 0
February 27, 2021; PNC Stadium, Houston, Texas
Real Salt Lake (0-0-1, 1 point); Houston Dynamo FC (0-0-1, 1 point)
Man of the Match: Defender Marcelo Silva led the team’s defensive efforts, leading both sides with eight clearances – including two which prevented clear goal-scoring opportunities - while also leading the way with three interceptions. On the attacking end, Silva recorded the only shot on target in the first half, the first of only two opportunities throughout the entire match.
Telling Stat: Goalkeeper Zac MacMath made two saves to earn his sixth clean sheet in 14 matches with Real Salt Lake. Since joining the Club in 2020, MacMath has posted a shutout in 43 percent of the matches in which he plays, leading the Claret-and-Cobalt in that category.
What You Missed: Real Salt Lake opened its 2022 season with a 0-0 draw at Houston Dynamo, extending its Season-Opener unbeaten streak to 13 matches. The Claret and Cobalt’s 13-game streak dates back to 2010, recording a 6-0-7 record in Season Openers. Additionally, RSL remains unbeaten at PNC Stadium in the regular season in four matches, earning a 1-03 record since 2017.
What’s Next: Real Salt Lake return to Rio Tinto Stadium for the 2022 Home Opener against Seattle Sounders FC THIS Saturday, March 5, which kicks off at 4:00 p.m. MT. The East Side Univ. Of Utah Health Plaza opens at 2:00 p.m. MT, with gates opening at 2:30 p.m. MT.
JOIN RSL SUPPORTERS AND NEW CLUB OWNERS DAVID BLITZER AND RYAN SMITH FOR THE “MARCH TO THE MATCH”at 3:15 p.m. MT at the West Side / STATE STREET GATES TO RIO TONTO STADIUM.