HERRIMAN, Utah (Tuesday, August 17, 2021) – Real Salt Lake will welcome Houston Dynamo FC for the third and final time during the 2021 Major League Soccer regular season on Wednesday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m. MT.
The match will be broadcast live on KMYU and can be accessed locally via live stream on the KSL TV app. ESPN700 will carry the English radio broadcast and Spanish-speaking fans can tune in on KBMG Latino 106.3, La Gran D 102.3 and KTUB 1600.
Wednesday’s match will mark the celebration of the club’s annual Military Appreciation Night. Additionally, all active military and veterans with ID will receive 30% off at the team store. Limited tickets are available for purchase at RSL.com.
Real Salt Lake vs. Houston Dynamo FC
Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
Wednesday, August 18 at 8:00 p.m. MT
Game Notes for Wednesday’s RSL vs. HOU game Available Online
Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Wednesday's contest between Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo FC can be found here. Media members looking to receive the document as an attachment or have further questions are asked to please contact Taran Meyer in the RSL Communications Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Records: Real Salt Lake (6-6-6, 24 points, 6th in West); Houston Dynamo FC (3-7-9, 18 points, 11th in West)
Head-to-Head: Real Salt Lake has a record of 11-12-8 against Houston Dynamo FC with both of this season’s previous two matches resulting in draws. The first, a 1-1 draw with a goal from Justen Glad at Rio Tinto Stadium, and then a 0-0 finish at BBVA Stadium earlier this month.
Stories to Watch:
Keeping it Clean
Real Salt Lake earned its fifth clean sheet of the season last Saturday against Austin FC and their fourth under the lights of Rio Tinto Stadium. Of the team’s five shutouts one was against Wednesday’s opponent, Houston Dynamo FC, on July 31 when the team played to a 0-0 draw at BBVA Stadium. Real Salt Lake ranks 10th in MLS with five shutouts this year after posting just six clean sheets in 22 games last season.
A Head Above
Bobby Wood’s goal against Austin FC was the team’s sixth goal scored via a header this season which is tied for the fifth in the league. The six headed goals are also more than the team has scored in a single season since 2018 when RSL headed in nine goals. Four of the headed goals have been scored by Damir Kreilach, with the other two coming from Wood and Erik Holt.
Connections: RSL Assistant Coach Pablo Mastroeni previously served in the same position under Dynamo FC Head Coach Tab Ramos before joining Freddy Juarez and his staff at Real Salt Lake. Similarly, one of Houston’s Assistant Coaches Martin Vasquez, led the Real Monarchs at the beginning of the 2019 USL Championship season and was a longtime fixture in the coaching ranks with the RSL Academy.
Former RSL Homegrown Player Corey Baird was recently traded from Los Angeles FC to Houston. Baird was previously traded from RSL this past offseason. During his time in Utah the forward appeared in 83 matches, scored 15 goals and was named the 2018 MLS Rookie of the Year.
RSL forward Rubio Rubin and defenders Justen Glad and Aaron Herrera each played in the FIFA U-20 World Cup under Ramos while he served as U.S. U-20 National Team Head Coach.