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HOUSTON DYNAMO v REAL SALT LAKE (Sept. 6, BBVA Compass Stadium, 7:30 p.m. CT) PROBABLE LINEUPS

2012 SEASON RECORDS Dynamo at home

GP W-L-T PTS GF GA 27 11-7-9 42 39 33 13 8-0-5 29 24 10

Real on road

28 14-10-4 46 38 32 13 4-6-3 15 13 18

1 Hall

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD

8

ALL-TIME (16 meetings): Dynamo 8 wins, 25 goals … Real 3 wins, 22 goals … Ties 5

32

6

Boswell

Sturgis

13 Clark

17

Davis

3

9

Carr

Kandji

12 Bruin

UPCOMING MATCHES REAL DYNAMO Sat. Sept. 22 Portland Fri. Sept. 14 at Sporting KC Sat. Sept. 29 at Chivas USA Sun. Sept. 23 at Philadelphia Sat. Oct. 6 at Los Angeles Sat. Sept. 29 New England Wed. Oct. 17 at Seattle Sat. Oct. 6 Montreal

7

23

Espindola

Paulo Jr

11 Morales

20 Grabavoy

REAL

F 38 66

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL

Schuler

17 12 9 0

18 6 8 0

17 9 2 1 4 1 2 2

17 6 6 0 1 0 2 0

4 32 2

6 24 2

TYPE OF PLAY

17 8 3 0 4 0 1 0

OPEN PLAY CROSS CORNER REBOUND PENALTIES DIRECT FROM FREE KICK FREE KICK (INDIRECT) OWN GOALS

11 24 4

6 22 5

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA

DISTANCE

(W-L-T) HOU RSL

RECORD AT HALFTIME LEAD TIED TRAIL 7-0-1 4-2-7 0-5-1 8-1-0 6-5-3 0-4-1

HOUSTON DYNAMO Date Score (Gms since) 8/03/2012 HOU 2, NY 0 7/28/2012 HOU 2, TOR 0 6/18/2011 HOU 0, CLB 2 9/02/2012 HOU 1, CHI 3 8/25/2012 HOU 1, TOR 1 8/03/2012 HOU 2, NY 0 8/10/2012 HOU 0, NY 2

Borchers

Watson-Siriboe

Beltran

REFEREE: Ismail Elfath. AR1 (bench): Peter Manikowski; AR2 (opposite): Craig Lowry; 4th: Jasen Anno INJURY REPORTS HOUSTON DYNAMO – OUT: DF Warren Creavalle (L ankle sprain); DOUBTFUL: MF Adam Moffat (R adductor strain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Calen Carr (L knee swelling) … REAL SALT LAKE – OUT: GK Lalo Fernandez (R wrist fracture); DOUBTFUL: DF Jamison Olave (L hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Kenny Mansally (L knee MCL sprain); PROBABLE: DF Chris Schuler (L foot bone bruise)

(2) (2) (21) (0) (1) (4) (3)

REAL SALT LAKE 1 Eduardo Fernandez (GK) 2 Tony Beltran (DF) 3 Kwame Watson-Siriboe (DF) 4 Jamison Olave (DF) 5 Kyle Beckerman (MF) 6 Nat Borchers (DF) 7 Fabian Espindola (FW) 8 Will Johnson (MF) 11 Javier Morales (MF) 12 Emiliano Bonfigli (FW) 13 Justin Braun (FW) 14 Yordany Alvarez (MF) 15 Alvaro Saborio (FW) 16 Nico Muniz (MF) 17 Chris Wingert (DF) 18 Nick Rimando (GK) 19 Enzo Martinez (MF) 20 Ned Grabavoy (MF) 21 Luis Gil (MF) 22 Jonny Steele (MF) 23 Paulo Araujo Jr. (FW) 24 Kyle Reynish (GK) 26 Sebastian Velasquez (MF) 28 Chris Schuler (DF) 29 Kenny Mansally (FW)

DISCIPLINARY SITUATION SUSPENDED: RSL: Chris Wingert WARNINGS (suspended next yellow card): HOU: Calen Carr … RSL: Fabian Espindola, Javier Morales, Jamison Olave, Alvaro Saborio INTERNATIONAL DUTY HOU: Boniek Garcia (HON); André Hainault (CAN); Jermaine Taylor, Je-Vaughn Watson (JAM) … RSL: Kyle Beckerman (USA); Alvaro Saborío (CRC); Will Johnson (CAN)

RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 10-0-4 1-7-2 12-1-0 2-9-1

THE LAST TIME Home win Road win Home loss Road loss Tie game Shutout for Shutout vs.

3

Rimando

RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER

18 5 8 0 4 1 2 1

2

6 18

HOW SCORED

17 10 5 1

Gil

Alvarez

28 A 32 79

21

14

WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM DYNAMO

13 16 10 0

11

Camargo

LAST YEAR (MLS) 5/14: RSL 0, HOU 0 8/20: HOU 3, RSL 2 (Ching 47; Boswell 69; Dixon 90 – Espindola 28; Gil 60)

A 33 74

26 Ashe

Sarkodie

AT HOUSTON (8 meetings): Dynamo 7 wins, 21 goals … Real 0 wins, 14 goals … Ties 1

F 39 62

ROSTERS HOUSTON DYNAMO 1 Tally Hall (GK) 3 Calen Carr (FW) 4 Jermaine Taylor (DF) 5 Warren Creavalle (DF) 6 Nathan Sturgis (MF) 7 Colin Clark (MF) 8 Kofi Sarkodie (DF) 9 Macoumba Kandji (FW) 10 Je-Vaughn Watson (MF) 11 Brad Davis (MF) 12 Will Bruin (FW) 13 Ricardo Clark (MF) 14 Colin Rolfe (FW) 15 Cam Weaver (FW) 16 Adam Moffat (MF) 17 Luiz Camargo (MF) 18 Josue Soto (MF) 19 Alex Dixon (MF) 22 Brian Ownby (MF) 24 Tyler Deric (GK) 25 Brian Ching (FW) 26 Corey Ashe (MF) 27 Boniek Garcia (MF) 28 Erich Marscheider (GK) 31 Andre Hainault (DF) 32 Bobby Boswell (DF) Giles Barnes (MF)

REAL SALT LAKE Date Score (Gms since) 9/01/2012 RSL 1, DC 0 6/16/2012 RSL 3, CHV 0 8/18/2012 RSL 1, DAL 2 8/11/2012 RSL 1, VAN 2 8/24/2012 RSL 0, PHI 0 9/01/2012 RSL 1, DC 0 8/24/2012 RSL 0, PHI 0

GAME-BY-GAME: WON/LOST/TIED Dynamo WWLTTLLWTTWLWTLWTTWWWWWLTTL Real Salt Lake WWLWWWLLTWWTWWWLLLTWLWWLLLTW

(0) (5) (1) (1) (1) (0) (1)

TEAM LEADERS DYNAMO G: 11 Bruin A: 11 Davis SHT: 62 Bruin SOG: 30 Bruin FC: 34 Davis FS: 33 Ashe OF: 21 Ching C:  4 Carr E: 1 Moffat REAL G: 14 Saborio A: 6 Morales SHT: 72 Saborio SOG: 33 Saborio FC: 51 Beckerman FS: 58 Morales OF: 34 Saborio C: 7 Espindola E: 1 4 players tied

GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG HOU 27 6 7 11 2 1 39 1.44 RSL 28 8 8 6 6 0 38 1.36 GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG HOU 27 10 7 5 4 1 33 1.22 RSL 28 11 7 7 2 1 32 1.14 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 HOU 39 4 9 5 4 3 14 RSL 38 3 2 6 11 4 12 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 HOU 33 7 7 3 6 6 4 RSL 32 0 4 4 5 11 8


HOUSTON DYNAMO v REAL SALT LAKE

(Sept. 6, BBVA Compass Stadium, 7:30 p.m. CT - MLS Game 259)

HOUSTON DYNAMO 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Tally Hall GK 6-4 205 05/12/1985 SeaTac, WA 27 27 0 0 66 66 0 1 3 Calen Carr MF 6-0 150 10/04/1982 Oakland, CA 21 14 4 1 112 37 14 4 4 Jermaine Taylor DF 5-10 195 01/14/1985 Portland, Jamaica 22 21 1 1 35 31 1 2 5 Warren Creavalle DF 6-0 165 08/14/1990 Brooklyn, NY 7 4 0 0 7 4 0 0 6 Nathan Sturgis MF 5-10 150 07/06/1987 Boca Raton, FL 4 3 0 0 79 65 1 2 7 Colin Clark MF 6-0 180 04/11/1984 Fort Collins, CO 13 5 0 0 126 92 14 13 8 Kofi Sarkodie DF 5-8 165 03/22/1991 Huber Heights, OH 3 0 0 0 10 7 0 0 9 Macoumba Kandji FW 6-4 175 08/02/1985 Dakar, Senegal 23 15 3 2 80 50 9 12 10 Je-Vaughn Watson MF 6-1 175 10/22/1983 St. Catherine, Jamaica 18 12 0 0 40 23 1 2 11 Brad Davis MF 5-11 175 11/08/1981 St. Charles, MO 25 23 6 11 281 241 41 91 12 Will Bruin FW 6-2 194 10/24/1989 St. Louis, MO 26 25 11 3 51 46 16 4 13 Ricardo Clark MF 5-10 160 02/10/1983 Atlanta, GA 4 2 0 0 185 173 14 12 14 Colin Rolfe FW 6-0 175 02/15/1990 Spokane, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Cam Weaver FW 6-4 195 06/10/1983 Tacoma, WA 4 1 0 0 63 35 11 5 16 Adam Moffat MF 6-0 175 05/15/1986 Glasgow, Scotland 20 19 2 2 81 67 9 4 17 Luiz Camargo MF 5-8 172 05/04/1987 Vinhedo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 22 12 1 1 29 18 1 3 18 Josue Soto MF 5-9 155 01/03/1989 Fort Worth, TX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 Alex Dixon MF 5-8 150 02/07/1990 Bay City, TX 2 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 22 Brian Ownby MF 6-0 160 07/16/1990 Glen Allen, VA 7 0 0 2 7 0 0 2 24 Tyler Deric GK 6-3 195 08/30/1988 Houston, TX 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 25 Brian Ching FW 6-1 195 05/24/1978 Haleiwa, HI 26 13 5 3 215 170 82 31 26 Corey Ashe DF 5-7 154 03/14/1986 Orange County, CA 25 25 0 1 155 101 1 12 27 Boniek Garcia MF 5-9 160 09/04/1984 Tegucigalpa, Honduras 12 12 1 5 12 12 1 5 28 Erich Marscheider GK 6-3 185 01/05/1993 Vienna, Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 Andre Hainault DF 6-0 180 06/17/1986 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 22 22 2 3 101 98 6 6 32 Bobby Boswell DF 6-2 185 03/15/1983 Austin, TX 27 27 2 1 219 216 13 8 Giles Barnes MF 6-1 181 08/05/1988 London, England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HEAD  COACH  :  Dominic Kinnear

07/26/1967 W111 L74 T89

REAL SALT LAKE 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Eduardo Fernandez GK 6-3 170 12/16/1992 Guadalajara, Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Tony Beltran DF 5-8 150 10/11/1987 Claremont, CA 26 26 0 2 104 93 0 5 3 Kwame Watson-Siriboe DF 6-3 196 11/13/1986 Chino Hills, CA 10 8 0 0 20 15 0 0 4 Jamison Olave DF 6-3 210 04/21/1981 Medellin, Colombia 18 18 0 1 117 116 10 2 5 Kyle Beckerman MF 5-11 165 04/23/1982 Crofton, MD 25 24 4 4 294 265 28 37 6 Nat Borchers DF 6-2 175 04/13/1981 Tucson, AZ 21 21 2 0 223 222 10 4 7 Fabian Espindola FW 5-9 160 05/04/1985 Buenos Aires, Argentina 24 21 6 4 119 98 32 14 8 Will Johnson MF 5-10 155 01/21/1987 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 23 21 3 2 117 103 10 7 11 Javier Morales MF 5-9 165 01/10/1980 Buenos Aires, Argentina 24 18 2 6 122 110 19 40 12 Emiliano Bonfigli FW 5-10 148 02/23/1989 Bahia Blanca, Argentina 7 0 1 0 7 0 1 0 13 Justin Braun FW 6-3 195 03/31/1987 Salt Lake City, UT 14 6 0 1 110 78 24 13 14 Yordany Alvarez MF 5-10 165 05/24/1985 Cienfuegos, Cuba 12 4 0 0 17 8 0 0 15 Alvaro Saborio FW 6-0 170 03/25/1982 San Carlos, Costa Rica 28 23 14 2 78 68 37 8 16 Nico Muniz MF 5-10 155 10/18/1992 Albuquerque, NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 Chris Wingert DF 5-10 170 06/16/1982 Babylon, NY 26 25 0 2 213 181 1 13 18 Nick Rimando GK 5-9 184 06/17/1979 Montclair, CA 26 26 0 0 314 314 0 6 19 Enzo Martinez MF 5-7 160 09/29/1990 Montevideo, Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 Ned Grabavoy MF 5-7 150 07/01/1983 Joliet, IL 23 19 0 3 185 136 8 20 21 Luis Gil MF 5-8 150 11/14/1993 Garden Grove, CA 23 15 1 3 48 29 3 3 22 Jonny Steele MF 6-0 180 02/07/1986 Larne, Northern Ireland 23 7 2 2 23 7 2 2 23 Paulo Junior FW 5-7 158 01/23/1989 Teresina, Brazil 18 10 1 2 32 15 3 6 24 Kyle Reynish GK 6-3 193 11/03/1983 Valencia, CA 2 2 0 0 7 6 0 0 26 Sebastian Velasquez MF 5-11 155 02/11/1991 Medillin, Colombia 7 5 0 0 7 5 0 0 28 Chris Schuler DF 6-4 185 09/09/1987 St. Louis, MO 9 7 0 1 30 24 2 1 29 Kenny Mansally MF 5-10 165 01/27/1989 Banjul, Gambia 3 3 0 0 92 50 7 5 HEAD  COACH  :  Jason Kreis

12/29/1972 W71 L61 T47


HOUSTON DYNAMO vs REAL SALT LAKE BBVA COMPASS STADIUM, Houston, Texas September 6, 2012 (WEEK 27, MLS Game #259) 7:30 p.m. CT (FS-H+/MultiM; KUCW-30) Real Salt Lake will be looking to break their Texas hoodoo when they travel to BBVA Compass Stadium to face the Houston Dynamo in an interconference clash of playoff aspirants. Real have never won in 20 all-time visits to the Lone Star State, including a draw at FC Dallas earlier this season. The teams come into the match holding postseason berths for the moment: the Dynamo sit in a tie for fourth in the Eastern Conference after their loss last weekend at Chicago, while RSL sit in second place in the West after their 1-0 home win vs. D.C. United last week. REFEREE: Ismail Elfath. AR1 (bench): Peter Manikowski; AR2 (opposite): Craig Lowry; 4th: Jasen Anno MLS Career: 5 games; FC/gm: 22.6; Y/gm: 2.2; R: 4; pens: 3 INJURY REPORT: HOUSTON DYNAMO – OUT: DF Warren Creavalle (L ankle sprain); DOUBTFUL: MF Adam Moffat (R adductor strain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Calen Carr (L knee swelling) … REAL SALT LAKE – OUT: GK Lalo Fernandez (R wrist fracture); DOUBTFUL: DF Jamison Olave (L hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Kenny Mansally (L knee MCL sprain); PROBABLE: DF Chris Schuler (L foot bone bruise) INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: HOU: Boniek Garcia (Honduras); André Hainault (Canada); Jermaine Taylor, JeVaughn Watson (both Jamaica) … RSL: Kyle Beckerman (USA); Alvaro Saborío (Costa Rica); Will Johnson (Canada) SUSPENDED: RSL: Chris Wingert (caution accumulation; through Sept. 6) WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: HOU: Calen Carr … RSL: Fabian Espindola, Javier Morales, Jamison Olave, Alvaro Saborio SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: HOU: Corey Ashe, Bobby Boswell, Macoumba Kandji … RSL: Will Johnson, Kwame Watson-Siriboe HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (16 meetings): Dynamo 8 wins, 25 goals … Real 3 wins, 22 goals … Ties 5 AT HOUSTON (8 meetings): Dynamo 7 wins, 21 goals … Real 0 wins, 14 goals … Ties 1 LAST YEAR (MLS) 5/14: RSL 0, HOU 0 8/20: HOU 3, RSL 2 (Ching 47; Boswell 69; Dixon 90 – Espindola 28; Gil 60)  The Dynamo have never lost to RSL at home. They’ve won seven of eight meetings there, with one draw – that lone result for RSL coming June 20, 2009.  While Real have yet to ever win at Robertson Stadium, the Dynamo have left Utah with the full three points just once – a 1-0 win in 2007 at Rice-Eccles Stadium.  Real still have yet to ever win in the state of Texas. All-time combined vs. Houston and Dallas, over all competitions, Real are 0-17-3 in the Lone Star State.  Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. RSL: P20 W10 L3 D7 … Jason Kreis v HOU: P12 W2 L6 D4 HOUSTON DYNAMO The Houston Dynamo saw their winless run extended to four games, going down to a 3-1 defeat by the Chicago Fire on Sunday evening at Toyota Park. The Dynamo are in a tie for fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 42 points from 27 games. LAST MATCH  The Fire took the lead before the first minute was out. Patrick Nyarko intercepted Andre Hainault’s pass across the middle in his own half, then raced 40 yards in alone on goal before poking his shot past ‘keeper Tally Hall.  The Fire capitalized on another midfield takeaway in the 19th minute. Alvaro Fernandez took possession and found Sherjill MacDonald at the edge of the box. His attempted shot deflected off a defender and right into the path of Daniel Paladini, who slotted his shot home from inside the area.  The Dynamo pulled a goal back in the 90th minute. Brad Davis found Brian Ching on a corner kick, and the veteran sent a header that deflected off a Fire defender and through the reach of goalkeeper Will Johnson.  But the home side put the game out of reach in stoppage time when Fire playmaker Alex hammered a blast from distance that ricocheted in off the inside of the right post.  Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear made one change to the team that reached a 1-1 draw with Toronto FC at BBVA Compass Stadium. Je-Vaughn Watson came into the team for Calen Carr.

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HOUSTON DYNAMO (4-3-3): Tally Hall - Andre Hainault (Kofi Sarkodie 46), Jermaine Taylor (Brian Ching 63), Bobby Boswell, Corey Ashe - Boniek Garcia, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis - Je-Vaughn Watson, Will Bruin, Macoumba Kandji (Calen Carr 81). TEAM NEWS  After a five-game winning streak from July 15-Aug. 3, the Dynamo have gone four games without a victory, with two losses and two draws.  After the 2-0 win against New York on Aug. 3 at BBVA Compass Stadium – the last of the five consecutive wins – the Dynamo sat atop the Eastern Conference. They are now tied for the final playoff spot with the Columbus Crew, just a point ahead of sixth-place D.C. United.  “The way the last couple of games have gone, it’s almost like it’s become playoff time in the sense that our descent from the top of the Eastern Conference [has been fast],” said goalkeeper Tally Hall. “We’re still in a playoff spot but we have to start winning games, we have to treat games like the end of the season, like we did last year. That’s where we found success.”  Said Brad Davis: “If it ended today, we’d be in, but seven games is a lot of games and we have to continue to get points. We have a little patch here where we’ve been giving away some points. We aren’t happy about it at all. … It’s a big game and we better come out with some fight and some spirit and win that game.”  They’ve allowed eight goals in the four-game winless streak, which followed three consecutive defensive shutouts.  “Obviously, we can pass a little smarter. I see the game the best; especially from early on in those situations and I know the ball needs to get out of pressure. … As a goalkeeper, it always goes by you last. It’s the responsibility of the goalkeeper to prevent a goal and in those situations I think that it starts with that pass getting out of pressure, and I think we can do a better job playing smarter soccer,” said Hall.  Brian Ching’s goal, his fifth of the season, was the Dynamo’s eighth this year from a corner kick, tied with San Jose for most in MLS. Houston has scored 11 set-piece goals, second to San Jose’s 15 in the league.  “We got another corner kick [after Ching’s goal] and I thought we looked dangerous on some of the set pieces late in the second half,” said Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear. “Obviously throwing guys forward, you’ll be susceptible to the break. Brian came in and made a difference for us, held the ball up.”  Davis picked up his 11th assist of the season, pulling into a tie for fourth place in the MLS assist standings. Davis has now recorded double-digits in assists for each of the last four seasons, recording a career-high 16 last season when he led Major League Soccer.  After seven consecutive starts in a wide forward position, Calen Carr came off the substitutes’ bench in the Chicago match, playing the final nine minutes.  “We have to be more dangerous in the final third and have that killer instinct, and I don’t think we had that [vs. Chicago]. It’s things we have to learn from,” said Will Bruin. “We need to go back to square one and get back the mindset we had when we were winning games.”  Je-Vaughn Watson made his first start since June 23, playing wide on the right of the Dynamo’s three-pronged attack. He will miss the RSL match while on international duty.  Ricardo Clark made his second consecutive start and played the full 90 minutes for the first time since his return to MLS. REAL SALT LAKE Real Salt Lake put an end to their four-game winless run, getting the game’s only goal in a victory against D.C. United on Saturday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real sit in second place in the Western Conference with 46 points from 28 games. LAST MATCH  Before the game was four minutes old, the match was suspended for 1 hour, 24 minutes due to lightning strikes nearby.  The game's lone goal came three minutes after the second-half restart. Ned Grabavoy played a nifty backheel to Paulo Junior on the left side of the area. His cross took a deflection and looped into the air in front of goal, where it was met by an on-rushing Will Johnson just ahead of United ‘keeper Bill Hamid.  RSL head coach Jason Kreis made one change to the team that played to a scoreless draw with Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. Paulo Junior came into the side in place of Luis Gil.  REAL SALT LAKE (4-3-1-2): Nick Rimando - Tony Beltran, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Nat Borchers, Chris Wingert - Ned Grabavoy, Kyle Beckerman, Will Johnson - Javier Morales - Paulo Junior (Fabian Espindola 63), Alvaro Saborio (Yordany Alvarez 89). TEAM NEWS  Real Salt Lake’s victory was their first in more than a month, since a 2-1 home win vs. Vancouver on July 27.  “Winning games and getting shutouts is the important thing and it’s a good thing to be doing that getting towards the end of the season because that’s what’s going to win championships – not giving up goals and

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winning small margin games,” said midfielder Kyle Beckerman. “Yeah, it feels good but we still have some stuff we can work on and we can still get better.” Will Johnson scored his third goal of the season, his single-season high in his six MLS seasons. All three goals have come since mid-June. “In the first half I thought he played a little bit deep. He has a tendency to sometimes do that. I like him to play a little higher,” said RSL head coach Jason Kreis. “I think when he does [play deep] it can cause us some troubles with winning the ball. In the second half, he was more aggressive with his positioning and that put him in a better position to attack. Obviously, I'm extremely pleased when somebody that works that hard scores the game winner — he deserved it.” Real have kept clean sheets in back-to-back games for the fourth time this season. They have not gone three consecutive games with a defensive shutout yet this year. “I think there were some critical errors back there that we covered ourselves pretty well with, but in the first half in particular we nearly gave them a goal,” said Kreis. “[Nick] Rimando’s performance was outstanding again tonight; obviously he made some critical saves for us in the second half.” Said center back Nat Borchers: “I actually thought we could’ve done a lot better. I felt like D.C. was able to find De Rosario and enjoy a little too much. I don’t think we were good enough communicating with the midfield in the back. So actually, I feel like we could’ve done a lot better than we did for sure.” Paulo Junior started his second game in the last three in attack, partnering Alvaro Saborío as Kreis returned to his usual twin-striker tactical setup. After not featuring in the Philadelphia match, Fabian Espindola came off the bench for the final half-hour, in place of Paulo Junior. “When I think about someone like Nick and some of the other guys tonight, I think Sabo’s performance was outstanding even though he didn’t score,”said Kreis. “But you get into this time of the year and you need your big players to step up, and we got some big performances from some big players tonight.” The trip to Houston starts a run of four out of the next five games away from Rio Tinto Stadium for RSL. After the visit by Portland on Sept. 22, Real have three consecutive road games – back-to-back trips to The Home Depot Center to face Chivas and the LA Galaxy, then a trip to Seattle. RSL are winless in five consecutive away matches. “I told the guys that yesterday, I mean we have [two] home games remaining, there just can’t be anything less than the three points in those games to get ourselves the best possible chance or not to make it into the last two playoff spots and to have a chance to succeed in the playoffs,” said Kreis.

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2012 HOUSTON DYNAMO STATISTICS (11-7-9, 42 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 12 F Will Bruin 11 M Brad Davis 25 F Brian Ching 3 M Calen Carr 9 F Macoumba Kandji 31 D Andre Hainault 16 M Adam Moffat 32 D Bobby Boswell 27 M Boniek Garcia 17 M Luiz Camargo 4 D Jermaine Taylor 20 D Geoff Cameron 22 M Brian Ownby 26 D Corey Ashe 7 M Colin Clark 13 M Ricardo Clark 5 D Warren Creavalle 19 M Alex Dixon 1 G Tally Hall 8 D Kofi Sarkodie 6 M Nathan Sturgis 10 M Je-Vaughn Watson 15 F Cam Weaver 24 G Tyler Deric 28 G Erich Marscheider 14 F Colin Rolfe 18 M Josue Soto Own-goals received Team totals Opponent totals

GP 26 25 26 21 23 22 20 27 12 22 22 15 7 25 13 4 7 2 27 3 4 18 4 0 0 0 0

GS 25 23 13 14 15 22 19 27 12 12 21 15 0 25 5 2 4 0 27 0 3 12 1 0 0 0 0

MIN 2008 2051 1317 1203 1204 1848 1695 2406 1080 1092 1884 1326 115 2191 565 209 382 50 2406 65 242 1006 104 0 0 0 0

27 27

27 27

2406 2406

G 11 6 5 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 39 33

A 3 11 3 1 2 3 2 1 5 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 62 41 33 20 25 12 24 19 19 6 15 11 5 7 6 3 3 1 0 0 3 18 3 0 0 0 0

SOG 30 15 14 9 11 6 7 7 6 2 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0

FC 11 34 14 17 33 21 28 17 9 21 12 15 2 21 5 2 5 0 0 1 4 15 3 0 0 0 0

FS 17 26 24 25 21 6 12 14 19 20 2 6 4 33 4 1 5 0 3 0 3 12 1 0 0 0 0

OFF 9 0 21 2 20 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 92 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 2 0 4 3 2 2 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

38 32

336 286

124 102

290 281

281 290

63 63

106 117

24 33

1 3

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Brad Davis 3, Andre Hainault 2, Calen Carr 2, Jermaine Taylor 1, Adam Moffat 1 Macoumba Kandji 1, Brian Ching 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Brad Davis 3, Adam Moffat 1, Andre Hainault 1, Calen Carr 1, Will Bruin 1 Bobby Boswell 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Brad Davis 2-2, Brian Ching 2-2 HOUSTON DYNAMO INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP 1 G Tally Hall 27 Team totals 27 Opponent totals 27

GS 27 27 27

MIN 2406 2406 2406

SHTS 102 102 124

SV 68 68 82

GA 33 33 39

GAA 1.23 1.23 1.46

PG 4 4 4

PA 4 4 4

W 11 11 7

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Houston Dynamo statistics listed here.

L 7 7 11

T 9 9 9

SO 10 10 6


2012 REAL SALT LAKE STATISTICS (14-10-4, 46 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 15 F Alvaro Saborio 7 F Fabian Espindola 5 M Kyle Beckerman 8 M Will Johnson 11 M Javier Morales 22 M Jonny Steele 6 D Nat Borchers 21 M Luis Gil 23 F Paulo Junior 12 F Emiliano Bonfigli 20 M Ned Grabavoy 2 D Tony Beltran 17 D Chris Wingert 13 F Justin Braun (TOT) 13 F Justin Braun (RSL) 4 D Jamison Olave 28 D Chris Schuler 53 D Terakazu Tanaka 14 M Yordany Alvarez 29 M Kenny Mansally (TOT) 29 M Kenny Mansally (RSL) 24 G Kyle Reynish 18 G Nick Rimando 26 M Sebastian Velasquez 3 D Kwame Watson-Siriboe (TO 3 D Kwame Watson-Siriboe (RS 1 G Eduardo Fernandez 19 M Enzo Martinez 16 M Nico Muniz Own-goals received Team totals Opponent totals

GP 28 24 25 23 24 23 21 23 18 7 23 26 26 14 2 18 9 4 12 3 3 2 26 7 10 10 0 0 0

GS 23 21 24 21 18 7 21 15 10 0 19 26 25 6 1 18 7 4 4 3 3 2 26 5 8 8 0 0 0

MIN 2136 1767 2142 1895 1678 825 1890 1269 719 149 1703 2323 2198 581 87 1509 713 325 390 241 241 180 2340 357 738 738 0 0 0

28 28

28 28

2520 2520

G 14 6 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 38 32

A 2 4 4 2 6 2 0 3 2 0 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 72 55 28 34 26 14 11 15 21 3 7 9 7 14 3 6 6 0 6 1 1 0 0 5 4 4 0 0 0

SOG 33 22 7 17 9 3 5 4 9 2 4 3 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

FC 30 40 51 20 37 23 12 10 11 1 15 20 31 12 2 25 7 3 10 4 4 0 0 4 12 12 0 0 0

FS 36 32 17 27 58 11 9 8 6 1 23 24 12 8 2 17 1 0 2 4 4 0 5 10 4 4 0 0 0

OFF 34 14 1 0 4 1 1 0 12 2 2 1 2 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 4 29 1 72 2 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 5 7 6 3 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0

E 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

35 34

333 312

120 100

368 336

336 368

77 62

115 136

50 44

4 3

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Alvaro Saborio 5, Fabian Espindola 3, Jonny Steele 1, Javier Morales 1 Will Johnson 1, Nat Borchers 1, Kyle Beckerman 1, Paulo Junior 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Javier Morales 3, Kyle Beckerman 3, Luis Gil 2, Fabian Espindola 2 Ned Grabavoy 1, Tony Beltran 1, Paulo Junior 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Alvaro Saborio 3-3, Paulo Junior 1-1 REAL SALT LAKE INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP 24 G Kyle Reynish 2 18 G Nick Rimando 26 Team totals 28 Opponent totals 28

GS 2 26 28 28

MIN 180 2340 2520 2520

SHTS 7 93 100 120

SV 5 63 68 77

GA 2 30 32 38

GAA 1.00 1.15 1.14 1.36

PG 0 1 1 4

PA 0 2 2 4

W 1 13 14 10

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Real Salt Lake statistics listed here.

L 0 10 10 14

T 1 3 4 4

SO 1 10 11 8


HOUSTON DYNAMO 2012 SCHEDULE DAY Sun. Sat. Fri. Sun. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Tue. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Wed.

DATE Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May May June June June

11 17 23 15 21 28 9 12 15 19 26 10 16 20

OPPONENT at Chivas USA at San Jose at Seattle at Chicago at Columbus at D.C. United at New York D.C. United Portland at New England Los Angeles at Vancouver FC Dallas Toronto FC

RESULT W 1-0 W 1-0 L 0-2 T 1-1 T 2-2 L 2-3 L 0-1 W 1-0 T 0-0 T 2-2 W 2-1 L 1-3 W 2-1 T 3-3

ATT. 14,464 21,816 38,304 10,489 10,479 13,975 11,315 22,039 22,039 16,414 22,039 18,811 22,039 21,423

Sat. June

23 at Montreal

L 2-4

12,357

Sat. Tue. Sat. Sun. Wed. Sat. Sat. Fri. Fri. Sun. Sat. Sun. Thu. Fri. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.

30 3 7 15 18 21 28 3 10 19 25 2 6 14 23 29 6 20 27

W T T W W W W W L T T L

2-1 0-0 0-0 4-0 2-1 3-0 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-3

19,806 22,039 19,307 18,871 19,761 20,396 19,652 22,039 15,730 20,567 19,320 17,007

June July July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct.

Philadelphia Chicago at Sporting KC D.C. United Sporting KC Montreal at Toronto FC New York at New York Columbus Toronto FC at Chicago Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC at Philadelphia New England Montreal Philadelphia at Colorado

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 T1 3 HOU: Hainault (92+) 2-0-0 T1 6 HOU: Davis (14) 2-1-0 T1 6 SEA: Estrada (23) Evans (27) 2-1-1 4 7 HOU: Bruin (24); CHI: Pause (27) 2-1-2 T4 8 HOU: Bruin (59) Ching (81); CLB: Gaven (63,74) 2-2-2 T4 8 HOU: Bruin (50,59); DC: Santos (11,70) De Rosario (54) 2-3-2 0 8 NY: Cooper (7) 3-3-2 T7 11 HOU: Davis (67) 3-3-3 T5 12 3-3-4 T5 13 HOU: Bruin (32) Camargo (87); NE: Sene (26,57) 4-3-4 6 16 HOU: own goal (38) Hainault (57); LA: Buddle (10) 4-4-4 T6 16 HOU: Kandji (83); VAN: Mattocks (4,66) Harvey (88) 5-4-4 T4 19 HOU: Bruin (3) Moffat (76); DAL: Jackson (59) 5-4-5 5 20 HOU: Boswell (20) Bruin (73,90); TOR: Hall (13) Koevermans (22,45) 5-5-5 5 20 HOU: Davis (16) Bruin (45); MTL: Nyassi (4) Arnaud (21) Camara (60) Bernier (67) 6-5-5 5 23 HOU: Davis (19) Ching (83); PHI: Daniel (46) 6-5-6 5 24 6-5-7 6 25 7-5-7 5 28 HOU: Davis (19) Bruin (37) Garcia (62) Ching (89) 8-5-7 T4 31 HOU: Carr (25,79); KC: Kamara (42) 9-5-7 3 34 HOU: Kandji (7,89) Boswell (84) 10-5-7 T1 37 HOU: Carr (45) Ching (86) 11-5-7 1 40 HOU: Taylor (2) Carr (28) 11-6-7 T2 40 NY: Holgersson (61) Solli (92+) 11-6-8 T3 41 HOU: Davis (19) Moffat (82); CLB: Grossman (33) Gaven (58) 11-6-9 3 42 HOU: Bruin (21); TOR: Dunfield (85) 11-7-9 T4 42 HOU: Ching (90); CHI: Nyarko (1) Paladini (19) Alex (93+)

REAL SALT LAKE 2012 SCHEDULE DAY DATE Sat. Mar.

OPPONENT 10 at Los Angeles

RESULT W 3-1

ATT. 27,000

Sat. Mar. Sat. Mar. Sat. Mar.

17 New York 24 Chivas USA 31 at Portland

W 2-0 L 0-1 W 3-2

16,738 20,415 20,438

Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat.

4 7 14 21

W W L L

1-0 2-0 0-1 1-3

20,191 16,870 19,422 10,202

Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr.

Montreal Colorado at Sporting KC at San Jose

Wed. Apr. Sat. Apr.

25 at FC Dallas 28 Toronto FC

T 1-1 W 3-2

10,069 17,629

Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat.

5 9 12 26

W T W W

2-1 0-0 1-0 3-2

18,219 13,544 39,312 19,341

May May May May

New England at Chicago at Seattle FC Dallas

Sat. June Wed. June

16 at Chivas USA 20 Los Angeles

W 3-0 L 2-3

13,816 20,382

Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sat. Thu. Sat. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat.

23 30 4 7 14 21 27 4 11 18 24 1 6 22 29 6 17 27

L L T W L W W L L L T W

18,050 19,674 20,363 16,444 10,744 19,492 18,702 15,218 20,083 20,281 18,441 20,334

June June July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct.

San Jose at Columbus Seattle Portland at San Jose Colorado Vancouver at Colorado at Vancouver FC Dallas at Philadelphia D.C. United at Houston Portland at Chivas USA at Los Angeles at Seattle Vancouver

1-2 0-2 0-0 3-0 0-5 2-0 2-1 0-1 1-2 1-2 0-0 1-0

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 T1 3 RSL: own goal (73) Morales (80) Espindola (85); LA: Buddle (71) 2-0-0 T1 6 RSL: Espindola (39) Gil (58) 2-1-0 T2 6 CHV: Townsend (72) 3-1-0 T1 9 RSL: Saborio (39) Steele (89) Beckerman (93+); POR: Nagbe (48,65) 4-1-0 1 12 RSL: Paulo Jr (13) 5-1-0 1 15 RSL: Saborio (20) Espindola (57) 5-2-0 1 15 KC: Collin (63) 5-3-0 2 15 RSL: Beckerman (53); SJ: Stephenson (47+) Dawkins (92+) Wondolowski (93+) 5-3-1 3 16 RSL: Bonfigli (72); DAL: Shea (46+) 6-3-1 T1 19 RSL: Beckerman (7) own goal (57) Steele (93+); TOR: Avila (48) Henry (77) 7-3-1 T1 22 RSL: Saborio (33,55); NE: Brettschneider (22) 7-3-2 1 23 8-3-2 1 26 RSL: Espindola (51) 9-3-2 1 29 RSL: Saborio (59,76) Borchers (93+); DAL: Hedges (75) B. Perez (85) 10-3-2 1 32 RSL: Espindola (41,54) Johnson (94+) 10-4-2 1 32 RSL: Beckerman (9) Saborio (24); LA: Donovan (29,68) Magee (50) 10-5-2 2 32 RSL: Morales (79); SJ: Gordon (75) Wondolowski (84) 10-6-2 2 32 CLB: Tchani (16) Gaven (44) 10-6-3 2 33 11-6-3 2 36 RSL: Saborio (60,62,75) 11-7-3 2 36 SJ: Wondolowski (18,72,80) Gordon (63) Dawkins (79) 12-7-3 2 39 RSL: Saborio (32) Johnson (90) 13-7-3 2 42 RSL: Saborio (34,58); VAN: Mattocks (52) 13-8-3 2 42 COL: Nane (38) 13-9-3 3 42 RSL: Borchers (92+); VAN: Camilo (58) Richards (64) 13-10-3 2 42 RSL: Saborio (76); DAL: Castillo (61) Ferreira (94+) 13-10-4 0 43 14-10-4 2 46 RSL: Johnson (49)


HOUSTON DYNAMO INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012) Goals 2 Will Bruin 2 Will Bruin 2 Calen Carr 2 Macoumba Kandji Assists 2 Brad Davis 2 Geoff Cameron 2 Brad Davis 2 Brad Davis Shots 7 Will Bruin

04/28/2012 06/20/2012 07/18/2012 07/21/2012

06/20/2012 06/20/2012 07/21/2012 07/28/2012

04/28/2012

at vs. vs. vs.

vs. vs. vs. at

at

DC TOR KC MTL

TOR TOR MTL TOR

DC

L T W W

T T W W

2-3 3-3 2-1 3-0

3-3 3-3 3-0 2-0

L 2-3

Shots on Goal 3 6 times Fouls Committed 5 Corey Ashe

07/28/2012

at

TOR

W 2-0

Fouls Suffered 4 Bobby Boswell 4 Boniek Garcia 4 Brad Davis 4 Boniek Garcia

04/28/2012 06/30/2012 07/28/2012 08/19/2012

at vs. at vs.

DC PHI TOR CLB

L W W T

Offside 3 Macoumba Kandji 3 Macoumba Kandji Saves 6 Tally Hall

06/30/2012 07/18/2012

08/19/2012

vs. PHI vs. KC

vs. CLB

2-3 2-1 2-0 2-2

W 2-1 W 2-1

08/19/2012

vs. CLB

T 2-2

Goals Allowed 4 Tally Hall

06/23/2012

at

L 2-4

REAL SALT LAKE INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012) Goals 3 Alvaro Saborio

07/07/2012

vs. POR

W 3-0

Assists 2 Tony Beltran 2 Kyle Beckerman 2 Fabian Espindola

04/07/2012 06/16/2012 06/20/2012

vs. COL at CHV vs. LA

W 2-0 W 3-0 L 2-3

Shots 6 Fabian 6 Fabian 6 Alvaro 6 Alvaro

Espindola Espindola Saborio Saborio

Shots on Goal 4 Alvaro Saborio 4 Alvaro Saborio

04/04/2012 06/16/2012 06/23/2012 07/07/2012

vs. at vs. vs.

MTL CHV SJ POR

W W L W

1-0 3-0 1-2 3-0

Goals 4 07/15/2012

vs. DC

W 4-0

Assists 5 06/20/2012

Shots 5 04/15/2012 5 06/23/2012 5 07/18/2012

at CHI at MTL vs. KC

T 1-1 L 2-4 W 2-1

vs. TOR

T 3-3 Shots on Goal 1 04/15/2012

at

CHI

T 1-1

NY

L 0-1

Fouls Suffered 5 07/15/2012 vs. DC

W 4-0

Shots 23 07/15/2012 Shots on Goal 10 05/12/2012 10 07/15/2012

vs. DC

05/05/2012 05/26/2012

vs. NE vs. DAL

09/01/2012

vs. DC

W 4-0 Fouls Committed 6 05/09/2012 at

vs. DC vs. DC

W 1-0 W 4-0

Fouls Committed 18 05/19/2012 at NE 18 07/15/2012 vs. DC

T 2-2 W 4-0

Corner Kicks 0 04/15/2012 0 07/07/2012

at at

CHI KC

T 1-1 T 0-0

Fouls Suffered 17 06/30/2012 17 07/21/2012

vs. PHI vs. MTL

W 2-1 W 3-0

Corner Kicks 10 08/25/2012

vs. TOR

T 1-1

Offside 0 03/23/2012 0 04/15/2012 0 04/21/2012 0 05/19/2012 0 06/10/2012

at at at at at

SEA CHI CLB NE VAN

L T T T L

Saves 0 03/23/2012

at

SEA

L 0-2

Shots Faced 1 05/12/2012 1 07/03/2012

vs. DC vs. CHI

W 1-0 T 0-0

Offside 6 06/30/2012 Saves 6 08/19/2012

vs. PHI

vs. CLB

W 2-1

T 2-2

Shots Faced 8 08/19/2012

vs. CLB

T 2-2

Goals Allowed 4 06/23/2012

at

L 2-4

0-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-3

W 2-1 W 3-2

W 1-0

MTL

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

Goals 3 6 times

Shots 4 07/14/2012

at

SJ

L 0-5

Shots on Goal 1 04/14/2012 1 07/14/2012 1 08/04/2012

at at at

KC SJ COL

L 0-1 L 0-5 L 0-1

Fouls Committed 6 05/09/2012 at

CHI

T 0-0

Fouls Suffered 4 05/09/2012 at

CHI

T 0-0

Corner Kicks 1 04/21/2012 1 05/12/2012 1 07/14/2012

at at at

SJ SEA SJ

L 1-3 W 1-0 L 0-5

Offside 0 05/26/2012 0 08/11/2012

vs. DAL at VAN

W 3-2 L 1-2

Saves 0 05/12/2012 0 06/20/2012 0 07/07/2012 0 07/21/2012

at vs. vs. vs.

W L W W

Shots Faced 0 05/12/2012 0 07/07/2012 0 07/21/2012

at SEA vs. POR vs. COL

Assists 4 04/28/2012 4 06/16/2012

vs. TOR at CHV

Shots 19 06/23/2012

vs. SJ

Shots on Goal 9 07/07/2012

vs. POR

Fouls Committed 19 04/25/2012 at

Fouls Committed 4 14 times Fouls Suffered 7 Javier Morales

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

T 2-2

Shots Faced 8 Tally Hall

MTL

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

DAL

W 3-2 W 3-0

L 1-2

W 3-0

T 1-1

Fouls Suffered 18 06/16/2012

at

CHV

W 3-0

Corner Kicks 10 08/18/2012

vs. DAL

L 1-2

Offside 7 07/27/2012

vs. VAN

W 2-1

Offside 4 Alvaro Saborio 4 Alvaro Saborio

06/30/2012 07/27/2012

at CLB vs. VAN

L 0-2 W 2-1

Saves 6 Nick Rimando 6 Nick Rimando 6 Nick Rimando

03/31/2012 04/21/2012 05/05/2012

at POR at SJ vs. NE

W 3-2 L 1-3 W 2-1

Shots Faced 9 04/21/2012

at

SJ

L 1-3

Shots Faced 9 Nick Rimando

04/21/2012

at

SJ

L 1-3

Goals Allowed 5 07/14/2012

at

SJ

L 0-5

Goals Allowed 5 Nick Rimando

07/14/2012

at

SJ

L 0-5

Saves 6 03/31/2012 6 04/21/2012 6 05/05/2012

at POR at SJ vs. NE

W 3-2 L 1-3 W 2-1

SEA LA POR COL

1-0 2-3 3-0 2-0

W 1-0 W 3-0 W 2-0


2011 HOUSTON DYNAMO VS. REAL SALT LAKE (1-0-1) UNF 32 25 19 11 29 26 12 20 3 7 21 9 31 1 27 22 10 15

POS PLAYER DEF Bobby Boswell FWD Brian Ching MID Alex Dixon MID Brad Davis FWD Carlo Costly MID Corey Ashe FWD Will Bruin MID Geoff Cameron FWD*Calen Carr MID Colin Clark DEF Hunter Freeman FWD Jason Garey DEF Andre Hainault GK Tally Hall FWD Koke MID*Lovel Palmer MID Je-Vaughn Watson FWD Cam Weaver ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2

GS 2 1 0 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 1

MIN 180 89 9 180 84 180 69 180 1 148 180 3 180 180 21 90 113 93

G 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 1 4 1 4 4 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

SOG 1 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

FC 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 4

FS 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 3

OFF 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

3 2

3 2

27 21

13 5

20 25

25 20

6 6

10 10

4 2

0 0

0 0

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 5

SV 3

GA 2

GAA 1.00

PG 0

PA 0

W 1

L 0

T 1

2 2

2 2

180 180

5 13

3 9

2 3

1.00 1.50

0 0

0 0

1 0

0 1

1 1

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Alex Dixon 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 1 GK Tally Hall ----------Team totals Opponent totals

SO O'TIME 1 0-0-0 1 1

0-0-0 0-0-0

2011 REAL SALT LAKE VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (0-1-1) UNF 7 21 26 12 10 23 5 2 6 22 20 8 4 18 3 15 28 77 17

POS FWD MID MID MID MID FWD MID DEF DEF MID MID MID DEF GK DEF FWD DEF MID DEF

PLAYER Fabian Espindola Luis Gil Collen Warner Jean Alexandre Arturo Alvarez Paulo Araujo Jr. Kyle Beckerman Tony Beltran Nat Borchers Nelson Gonzalez Ned Grabavoy Will Johnson Jamison Olave Nick Rimando Robbie Russell Alvaro Saborio Chris Schuler Andy Williams Chris Wingert ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1

GS 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 1

MIN 62 90 105 21 159 28 180 90 180 5 90 85 90 180 180 180 90 75 90

G 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 1 2 1

SOG 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

FC 1 0 3 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 6 0 4 1

FS 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 4 0 3 1

OFF 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

CK 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

2 3

2 3

21 27

5 13

25 20

20 25

6 6

10 10

2 4

0 0

0 0

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 13

SV 9

GA 3

GAA 1.50

PG 0

PA 0

W 0

L 1

T 1

2 2

2 2

180 180

13 5

9 3

3 2

1.50 1.00

0 0

0 0

0 1

1 0

1 1

GAME-WINNING GOALS: None GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 18 GK Nick Rimando ----------Team totals Opponent totals

SO O'TIME 1 0-0-0 1 1

0-0-0 0-0-0


HOUSTON DYNAMO VS. REAL SALT LAKE ALL-TIME REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS Dynamo 8 wins, 25 goals Real 3 wins, 22 goals Ties 5 04/22/2006 06/17/2006 08/19/2006 10/07/2006

HOU HOU RSL RSL

2 2 3 1

vs vs vs vs

RSL RSL HOU HOU

1 1 1 1

(H) (H) (RE) (RE)

08/04/2007 09/08/2007 10/15/2007

RSL 1 vs HOU 0 HOU 4 vs RSL 3 HOU 1 at RSL 0

(RE) (H) (RE)

07/03/2008 08/16/2008

RSL 0 vs HOU 0 HOU 4 vs RSL 3

(RE) (H)

06/20/2009 08/15/2009 09/19/2009

HOU 1 vs RSL 1 RSL 0 vs HOU 0 HOU 3 vs RSL 2

(H) (RT) (H)

04/01/2010 05/13/2010

HOU 2 vs RSL 1 RSL 3 vs HOU 1

(H) (RT)

05/14/2011 08/20/2011

RSL 0 vs HOU 0 HOU 3 vs RSL 2

(RT) (H)

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

Dynamo 1 2 OT Tot. 10 15 0 25 76 96 0 172 36 48 0 84 107 102 0 209 35 20 0 55 29 47 0 76

Real Salt Lake 1 2 OT Tot. 10 12 0 22 79 96 0 175 30 40 0 70 118 114 0 232 16 15 0 31 35 32 0 67

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS:

HOU RSL

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 3 4 3 6 4 5 2 7 1 5 2 5

OT 0 0

Total 25 22

CAREER COACHING RECORDS: Dominic Kinnear vs. RSL Jason Kreis vs. HOU

10-3-7 (1.85 pts./game) 2-6-4 (0.83 pts./game)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS:

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

4 9 21 13 28 28

Dynamo Ching/Jaqua Brad Davis Brad Davis Brad Davis Brian Mullan Brad Davis

Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

7 3 3 40 20

Pat Pat Pat Pat Pat

Real Salt Lake Fabian Espindola Javier Morales Kyle Beckerman Kyle Beckerman Beckerman/Williams Andy Williams

3 4 17 11 19 19

Onstad Onstad Onstad Onstad Onstad

2 6 4 39 19

Nick Nick Nick Nick Nick

Rimando Rimando Rimando Rimando Rimando

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: Dynamo Nate Jaqua (9/8/07) Corey Ashe (9/8/07) Paul Dalglish (10/7/06) Paul Dalglish (10/7/06) Eddie Robinson (6/17/06) 3 players tied

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

3 3 7 5 5 5

Saves Goals Allowed

8 Pat Onstad (8/15/09) 3 4 players tied

2 2 6 4 6 5

Real Salt Lake Alvaro Saborio (5/13/10) 4 players tied Cunningham/Saborio Kyle Beckerman (9/19/09) Jamison Olave (7/3/08) Williams/Cunningham

6 3 players tied 4 Nick Rimando (twice)

2012 W-L-T BREAKDOWNS:

At Halftime: Leading Tied Trailing First Goal: Scored Allowed Goals Scored: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 or more Goals Allowed: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 goals

HOUSTON DYNAMO W-L-T Streak (started)

REAL SALT LAKE W-L-T Streak (started)

7-0-1 4-2-7 0-5-1

1 Ts (8/25/2012) 1 Ts (8/19/2012) 1 Ls (9/2/2012)

8-1-0 6-5-3 0-4-1

2 Ws (7/21/2012) 1 Ws (9/1/2012) 3 Ls (6/30/2012)

10-0-4 1-7-2

2 Ts (8/19/2012) 3 Ls (6/23/2012)

12-1-0 2-9-1

4 Ws (7/7/2012) 6 Ls (6/23/2012)

0-3-3 3-2-2 6-2-3 1-0-1 1-0-0

1 1 1 1 12

Ls Ls Ts Ws Ws

(8/10/2012) (9/2/2012) (8/19/2012) (7/21/2012) (4/2/2006)

0-5-3 3-4-1 5-1-0 6-0-0 0-0-0

1 1 2 8 10

Ts Ws Ws Ws Ws

(8/24/2012) (9/1/2012) (7/21/2012) (8/6/2011) (8/9/2006)

7-0-3 4-1-2 0-2-3 0-3-1 0-1-0

4 1 1 1 3

Ws Ts Ts Ls Ls

(7/15/2012) (8/25/2012) (8/19/2012) (9/2/2012) (6/5/2010)

8-0-3 3-3-1 3-4-0 0-2-0 0-1-0

1 1 4 5 11

Ws Ls Ls Ls Ls

(9/1/2012) (8/4/2012) (6/23/2012) (8/20/2011) (7/9/2005)


HOUSTON DYNAMO CAREER STATISTICS VS. REAL SALT LAKE (8-3-5) PLAYER Brian Ching Nate Jaqua Brad Davis Brian Mullan Geoff Cameron Ricardo Clark Dwayne De Rosario Eddie Robinson Craig Waibel Bobby Boswell Paul Dalglish Alex Dixon Stuart Holden Alejandro Moreno Adrian Serioux Corey Ashe Richard Mulrooney Carlo Costly Wade Barrett Will Bruin Calen Carr Ronald Cerritos Mike Chabala Colin Clark Ryan Cochrane Danny Cruz Hunter Freeman Jason Garey Kevin Goldthwaite Kelly Gray Andre Hainault Tally Hall Patrick Ianni Kei Kamara Koke Luis Angel Landin Julian Nash Joseph Ngwenya Dominic Oduro Pat Onstad Lovel Palmer Je-Vaughn Watson Cam Weaver Chris Wondolowski Team totals Opponent totals

GP 11 4 13 14 7 8 7 6 11 9 1 1 9 3 3 12 6 1 11 1 1 2 4 2 9 1 2 1 3 3 7 2 4 3 1 2 1 3 2 14 3 2 4 1 16 16

GS 9 3 13 13 6 8 6 6 10 9 1 0 8 3 3 5 6 1 10 1 0 1 3 2 9 0 2 0 1 1 6 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 2 14 2 1 2 0 16 16

GOALKEEPER Tally Hall Pat Onstad ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 14

MIN 180 1260

16 16

1440 1440

CURRENT HOUSTON DYNAMO PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. REAL SALT LAKE (8-3-5)

MIN 815 278 1119 1169 552 720 549 495 748 810 88 9 636 258 270 521 540 84 945 69 1 84 277 148 808 45 180 3 100 141 508 180 103 217 21 123 18 258 180 1260 136 113 164 18 1440 1440

G 4 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 22

A 2 0 9 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 21

SHT 18 6 21 17 6 8 12 1 2 5 7 1 9 5 2 3 4 4 2 3 0 1 0 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 1 5 0 3 3 0 2 0 3 2 172 175

SHTS 5 65

SV 3 40

GAA 1.00 1.43

PG 0 1

70 84

43 55

1.38 1.56

1 2

PLAYER Brian Ching Brad Davis Bobby Boswell Ricardo Clark Macoumba Kandji Alex Dixon Corey Ashe Colin Clark Will Bruin Calen Carr Andre Hainault Tally Hall Adam Moffat Nathan Sturgis Je-Vaughn Watson Cam Weaver Team totals Opponent totals

GP 13 17 14 11 7 1 12 10 1 7 7 2 2 8 2 4 16 16

GS 10 15 14 10 5 0 5 10 1 1 6 2 2 5 1 2 16 16

GOALKEEPER Tally Hall ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2

MIN 180

16 16

1440 1440

MIN 913 1347 1260 918 441 9 521 855 69 166 508 180 180 451 113 164 1440 1440

G 5 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 22

A 2 11 1 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 21

SHT 21 26 6 10 6 1 3 11 3 7 4 0 5 0 0 3 172 175

SHTS 5

SV 3

GAA 1.00

PG 0

70 84

43 55

1.38 1.56

1 2


REAL SALT LAKE CAREER STATISTICS VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (3-8-5) PLAYER Fabian Espindola Javier Morales Jeff Cunningham Robbie Findley Yura Movsisyan Alvaro Saborio Kyle Beckerman Carey Talley Mehdi Ballouchy Kyle Brown Kenny Deuchar Luis Gil Chris Klein Jason Kreis Douglas Sequeira Pablo Campos Andy Williams Collen Warner Chris Wingert Nelson Akwari Jean-Marc Alexandre Arturo Alvarez Paulo Junior Tony Beltran Nat Borchers Chris Brown Kenny Cutler Rachid El Khalifi Alecko Eskandarian Willis Forko Scott Garlick Nelson Gonzalez Ned Grabavoy Atiba Harris David Horst Ryan Johnson Will Johnson Ian Joy Jean-Martial Kipre Dustin Kirby Ritchie Kotschau Chris Lancos Matias Mantilla Clint Mathis Kevin Novak Tino Nunez Jamison Olave Eddie Pope Nick Rimando Robbie Russell Chris Schuler Jack Stewart Nathan Sturgis Daniel Torres Jamie Watson Team totals Opponent totals

GP 8 8 4 8 6 4 12 7 4 2 2 1 4 4 2 3 13 3 11 1 3 2 1 4 9 3 5 1 2 3 4 2 3 4 1 1 6 1 2 1 3 1 1 3 3 2 7 6 12 8 1 2 2 2 2 16 16

GS 6 7 4 6 3 4 11 7 3 1 1 1 4 4 1 1 8 2 9 1 0 2 0 3 9 2 4 1 2 3 4 0 2 1 1 0 6 1 2 1 3 0 1 2 3 0 7 6 12 7 1 2 2 2 0 16 16

GOALKEEPER Scott Garlick Nick Rimando ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 4 12

MIN 360 1080

16 16

1440 1440

CURRENT REAL SALT LAKE PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. HOUSTON DYNAMO (3-8-5) MIN 481 675 360 597 306 319 1035 630 228 109 87 90 359 360 120 76 723 107 854 90 42 159 28 292 810 122 271 45 150 258 360 20 165 191 90 16 520 82 169 79 270 11 90 150 192 31 540 503 1080 650 90 180 180 180 70 1440 1440

G 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 25

A 1 4 3 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 25

SHT 9 7 16 16 10 12 17 2 2 2 5 2 11 4 3 0 10 1 7 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 3 1 1 3 0 0 175 172

SHTS 24 60

SV 16 39

GAA 1.50 1.58

PG 0 2

84 70

55 43

1.56 1.38

2 1

PLAYER Justin Braun Fabian Espindola Javier Morales Kyle Beckerman Alvaro Saborio Luis Gil Ned Grabavoy Chris Wingert Paulo Junior Tony Beltran Nat Borchers Will Johnson Kenny Mansally Jamison Olave Nick Rimando Chris Schuler Team totals Opponent totals

GP 6 8 8 18 4 1 7 14 1 4 9 6 6 7 12 1 16 16

GS 3 6 7 17 4 1 5 11 0 3 9 6 4 7 12 1 16 16

GOALKEEPER Nick Rimando ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 12

MIN 1080

16 16

1440 1440

MIN 337 481 675 1575 319 90 457 1047 28 292 810 520 375 540 1080 90 1440 1440

G 3 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 25

A 1 1 4 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 25

SHT 9 9 7 21 12 2 4 7 0 2 2 6 5 3 0 1 175 172

SHTS 60

SV 39

GAA 1.58

PG 2

84 70

55 43

1.56 1.38

2 1


Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake Thursday, 6 September 2012 – 7:30 p.m. CT  MLS regular season – Game #28 – Home Game #14  BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX     Broadcast Information 

Dynamo Media Contacts (@HoustonDynamo.com) 

TV: FOX Sports Houston Plus, Multimedios 43  Radio: KPRC 950 AM, La Ranchera 850 AM (Spanish)   

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DYNAMO FACE REAL SALT LAKE FOR LONE REGULAR SEASON MEETING The Houston Dynamo (11‐7‐9; 42 points) meet Real Salt Lake (14‐10‐4; 46 points) on Thursday night for their lone regular  season meeting of the season. Thursday also marks Houston’s first game against a Western Conference foe since June 16, a  stretch of 14 consecutive games against Eastern teams. The Dynamo, in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, trail leaders  Sporting Kansas City by eight points. Houston lost 3‐1 to the Chicago Fire on Sunday, with Patrick Nyarko, Daniel Paladini  and Alex scoring for the Fire and Brian Ching tallying a late header for the Dynamo. Real Salt Lake moved into second place  in the Western Conference with a 1‐0 home win over D.C. United on Saturday as Will Johnson scored the game‐winner.  Thursday’s game concludes a stretch of six games in 19 days for the Dynamo, which began with a 2‐2 home draw with  Columbus on Aug. 19.    

Houston vs. Real Salt Lake  Houston is 8‐3‐5 in regular season games against Real Salt Lake. The Dynamo are 7‐0‐1 at home against Real Salt Lake after  last season’s dramatic 3‐2 win on Aug. 20 at Robertson Stadium. Trailing 2‐1 in the 69th minute, Bobby Boswell provided the  equalizer before Dynamo Academy product Alex Dixon scored his first professional goal, a stunning game‐winner three  minutes into stoppage time. The only time Real Salt Lake avoided defeat in Houston was June 20, 2009, when it earned a 1‐1  draw. Goals have been the story in previous encounters in Houston, with the Dynamo outscoring RSL 21‐14 in seven Houston  meetings. The Dynamo have scored three or more goals in four of their last six home meetings with RSL, including 4‐3 wins in  2007 and 2008 and 3‐2 victories in 2009 and 2011.     

DYNAMO PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP (4‐3‐3, Right‐Left) Tally Hall;   Kofi Sarkodie, Bobby Boswell, Nate Sturgis, Corey Ashe;   Luiz Camargo, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis;   Calen Carr, Will Bruin, Macoumba Kandji  

DYNAMO NOTES 

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Four Dynamo players away on international duty: Four Dynamo players – Boniek Garcia, Andre Hainault, Jermaine  Taylor and Je‐Vaughn Watson – have been called up for international duty for a pair of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers  on Friday and Sept. 11. Garcia has joined Honduras for its home‐and‐home matchup against Cuba. Garcia played 90  minutes in both of Honduras’ World Cup qualifiers in June and has earned 67 caps for Los Catrachos. Hainault is with  Canada for its series with Panama. Hainault played 90 minutes in Canadaʹs 2‐0 win over Trinidad & Tobago on Aug. 15.  Taylor and Watson are with Jamaica for its series against the United States. Taylor has made 49 appearances for his country,  including a 90‐minute outing in Jamaica’s 2‐0 friendly win over El Salvador on Aug. 15. All players will return to the club  ahead of the Eastern Conference showdown at Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 14.   


Bruin leads fourth annual Bald is Beautiful campaign: The Houston Dynamo and Dynamo Charities launched the fourth  annual Bald is Beautiful campaign, benefiting Curing Children’s Cancer Fund, presented by Ensueño® MAX and Pinalen®  Max aromas. The campaign, spearheaded in 2012 by forward Will Bruin, is designed to raise money and awareness for  children’s cancer research. Bruin and teammates Bobby Boswell, Tally Hall, Colin Clark, Brian Ownby, Erich  Marscheider, along with goalkeepers coach Tim Hanley and head athletic trainer Theron Enns kicked off the annual  initiative at a head‐shaving event on Tuesday at BBVA Compass Stadium. Patients from local area hospitals helped shave  the heads of the Dynamo players. Dynamo fans can support the campaign by donating directly to Dynamo Charities on  behalf of Bald is Beautiful, with all donations benefiting the Curing Children’s Cancer Fund.  

Dynamo in historic home territory: The Dynamo have the longest current regular season home unbeaten streak in Major  League Soccer (21 regular season games) and have set a new franchise record, eclipsing their previous mark of 17, from  June 26, 2008 to June 20, 2009. Houston has the third longest home unbeaten streak in league history. With the 1‐1 draw  with Toronto on Aug. 22, the Dynamo improved to 8‐0‐5 at BBVA Compass Stadium since its opening on May 12. Houston  has not lost a home game in over a year, with their last home defeat on June 18, 2011, a 2‐0 loss to the Columbus Crew.     The chart below details the longest regular season home unbeaten streaks in Major League Soccer history:  Team 

Home unbeaten streak

Streak start date

Streak end date

Real Salt Lake 

29

6/6/2009

5/14/2011

Columbus Crew 

22

6/28/2008

9/26/2009

Houston Dynamo 

21

7/9/2011

???

LA Galaxy 

18

10/24/2010

10/16/2011

San Jose Earthquakes 

18

9/25/2004

10/8/2005

Houston Dynamo 

17

6/26/2008

6/20/2009

LA Galaxy 

17

7/4/2004

7/16/2005

Toronto FC 

17

6/13/2009

8/7/2010

Kinnear nears Nicol on MLS all‐time wins chart: Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear will tie Steve Nicol for fourth  place on the all‐time Major League Soccer wins chart with his next regular season win. Kinnear has 111 wins in nine seasons  as head coach between Houston and San Jose.  

The chart below details the coaches with the most wins in Major League Soccer history:  COACH 

TEAM

WINS

LOSSES

DRAWS

WIN % 

POINTS

Sigi Schmid 

Seattle*

169

116

91

.570

596

Bruce Arena 

LA Galaxy* 

141

85

44

.604

443

Bob Bradley 

Chivas USA* 

124

94

54

.555

416

Steve Nicol 

New England 

112

108

81

.507

415

Dominic

Dynamo*

111

74

90

.567

423

San Jose* 

111

101

74

.517

407

Kinnear Frank Yallop 


Down a man in Tegucigalpa, Dynamo secure a point: The Houston Dynamo earned an important draw on the road Aug.  30, securing a 1‐1 draw with C.D. Olimpia of Honduras in CONCACAF Champions League group play. Adam Moffat  headed a 57th‐minute equalizer and the men in orange hung on for the road point despite playing down a man after Nate  Sturgis was issued a red card in the 62nd minute. Sturgis recorded his second assist in as many CCL games, both from corner  kicks. Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric kept his team in the match with several important saves. The result leaves the  Dynamo and Olimpia tied atop Group 3, with four points through two rounds. The Dynamo has two home games  remaining, while Olimpia has to play its final two games on the road, including a rematch with the Dynamo in Houston on  Oct. 23, the final group stage game for both teams. 

Davis continues to climb MLS assist chart: Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis recorded his 91st career regular season assist  on Sunday at Chicago. Davis is now tied for seventh on the MLS all‐time assist chart with Cobi Jones. Davis is ten assists  behing the next man on the chart, Marco Etcheverry, who is sixth with 101 assists. Dynamo assistant coach Steve Ralston is  the all‐time leader, with 135 assists.  

Ching ties Diaz Arce for 11th on MLS all‐time goal list: Dynamo forward Brian Ching scored his 82nd career MLS regular  season goal on Sunday at Chicago. Ching is now tied for 11th on the all‐time MLS scoring list with Raul Diaz Arce. Ching’s  next target is 88 goals, where Carlos Ruiz and Roy Lassiter sit tied for ninth on the league’s all‐time chart.    

Ching sets new career‐high for games played: Dynamo forward Brian Ching set a new career‐high for regular season  games played in a season on Sunday, with his 26th game of 2012. It is Ching’s 11th season in MLS, and the veteran twice  recorded 25‐game seasons, in 2008 and 2004.  

First CCL road win in Dynamo history: The 3‐1 win at FAS on Aug. 22 was the first Dynamo road win in Central America  in team history. It was Houston’s first road win in international competition since a 3‐1 win over D.C. United on July 19,  2008 in the SuperLiga.  

Bruin passes Holden: Will Bruin’s goal on Aug. 25 vs. Toronto was his 16th regular season goal in his two‐year career.  Bruin moved past Stuart Holden for fourth on the franchise list. Dwayne De Rosario (24 goals) is next on the list.  

Bruin in historic Dynamo territory: Bruin’s 11 goals this season are the most for a Dynamo player since Brian Ching set a  franchise record with 13 goals in 2008. Bruin reached 9 goals in the fastest number of games (15) in team history. Ching  reached 9 goals in Houston’s 16th game in 2006, but Ching missed six of those games due to U.S. men’s national team duties  for the 2006 World Cup. Ching scored his ninth goal of 2006 in his tenth game of the season. Bruin’s first 9 goals in 2012  came in a 12‐game stretch (April 15 at Chicago to June 23 at Montreal).  

Ching equals Holden for international goals mark: Brian Ching’s opening goal in Houston’s 3‐1 win at C.D. FAS on Aug.  22 was his sixth Dynamo goal in international competition. Ching is now tied with Stuart Holden atop the franchise list. It  was also Ching’s 27th international appearance to move into a tie for second place with Wade Barrett and Corey Ashe on  Houston’s all‐time list.  

Dynamo newcomer Boniek García continues strong start: The Dynamo are 6‐2‐4 in MLS play since Honduran midfielder  Boniek García’s debut on June 30 and have outscored opponents 19‐10 in his 12 matches. Garcia has a goal and five assists,  and has played 90 minutes in all 12 games. Despite not playing in the first 15 games of the season, Garcia has the second  most assists on the club, five. The 27‐year‐old Designated Player signed with Houston on June 7 after playing for  Honduran powerhouse C.D. Olimpia since 2003. With García, Olimpia captured the 2011‐12 Honduran League Apertura  and Clausura championships. The midfielder debuted for the Honduras national team in 2005 and has 69 appearances for  his country, including five appearances in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.      


Ricardo Clark returns to Dynamo: Ricardo Clark made his return debut for the Dynamo on Aug. 10 at New York,  appearing as a substitute for the final 15 minutes. The Dynamo completed the signing of the free agent midfielder on Aug.  8. Since leaving the Dynamo at the end of the 2009 season, Clark played for Eintracht Frankfurt of the German second  division through February, when he was loaned to Stabæk Fotball of the Norwegian first division. A cornerstone of  Houston’s 2006 and 2007 championship teams, Clark, a member of the 2006 MLS Best XI, scored 7 goals in 97 games played  for the Dynamo between 2006 and 2009.  Additionally, Clark has been capped 34 times by the U.S. Men’s National Team,  including two starts in the 2010 World Cup.   

Davis equals career‐high with sixth goal: Midfielder Brad Davis equaled a career‐high with his sixth goal of the season on  Aug. 19 vs. Columbus. He also scored six goals with Dallas in 2003, his second MLS season. Davis has seven remaining  regular season games to set a new career‐high for goals scored.  

Wonderful vs. West: With the 2‐1 win over FC Dallas on June 16, the Dynamo improved to 4‐2‐1 on the season against the  heralded Western Conference. Houston has wins against FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, San Jose and Chivas USA.  

Clean Sheets: Goalkeeper Tally Hall extended his career high with his tenth shutout of the season in the 2‐0 win over New  York on Aug. 3. Hall is tied for second in MLS in shutouts with 10, trailing only Jimmy Nielsen of Sporting Kansas City (11).  With one more shutout, Hall will tie Pat Onstad, who set a franchise record with 11 shutouts in 2007, when the club had a  total of 13 clean sheets in 30 regular season games.  

Dynamo snap five‐game win streak: The Dynamo ended their give‐game win streak with a 2‐0 setback at New York on  Aug. 10. The club won five consecutive regular season games for the third time in team history and first time since 2009. The  Dynamo also recorded a five‐game winning streak from June 3 – June 24, 2007. The Dynamo outscored their opponents 13‐1  during the five‐game winning streak before the 2‐0 loss at Red Bull Arena.  

Cameron receives U.K. visa to complete transfer to Stoke City: Former Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron was granted a  United Kingdom visa on Aug. 8, completing his transfer to English Premier League club Stoke City. Cameron, 27, made 116  regular season appearances for the club in five seasons, scoring 11 goals with 15 assists. The Attleboro, Mass. native played  various roles in central midfield and center back for the Dynamo and was named an MLS All‐Star in 2009, 2011 and 2012.  Cameron also won Houston’s Golden Boot in 2011 with five goals and five assists in a career‐high 33 games. 

Bruin in elite sophomore company: Forward Will Bruin is in elite company for second‐year players in MLS. Bruin is tied  for second in goals for players who debuted in MLS in 2011, with 16 goals in 50 games. Toronto FC’s Danny Koevermans  leads second‐years players with 17 goals while Vancouver’s Camilo is has 16 goals.  

Boswell is Mr. Reliable: Dynamo defender Bobby Boswell has played full time in 37 consecutive MLS matches (playoffs  included) dating to Sept. 14, 2011 at Columbus. The center back is the only Dynamo field player to play every minute of  every MLS game in 2012. Boswell has now started 138 regular season games with the Dynamo and is second on the  franchise list for regular season starts.  

First goal conceded in run of play in 734 minutes: Markus Holgersson’s goal in the 61st minute of Houston’s 2‐0 defeat on  Aug. 10 was the first goal allowed by the Dynamo in the run of play since June 30, a span of 734 minutes. The last goal  allowed in the run of play was on June 30, when Keon Daniel of Philadelphia scored against the Dynamo. The only other  goal conceded was a penalty kick goal from Kei Kamara of Sporting Kansas City on July 18.   

Dynamo snap eight‐game unbeaten run: The Dynamo were unbeaten in eight games (6‐0‐2) before the 2‐0 loss at New  York on Aug. 3. It was the longest regular season unbeaten streak since Houston set a franchise record with 11  consecutive games without a loss, from April 11 ‐ June 20, 2009 (8‐0‐3). Houston also had ten‐game unbeaten streaks in  2007 (8‐0‐2) and 2006 (4‐0‐6). Houston outscored its opponents 15‐2 during the eight‐game streak.      


Taylor tallies third fastest Dynamo goal: Jermaine Taylor scored just 72 seconds into the 2‐0 win over New York on Aug. 3.  It was the third fastest goal in Dynamo history, and second fastest in regular season play. Joseph Ngwenya scored 12  seconds into Houston’s SuperLiga game versus Morelia on July 29, 2007 for the fastest goal in team history. Brian Ching  scored the fastest goal in MLS play, netting a goal 67 seconds into the match at Real Salt Lake on Sept. 19, 2009.   

Possession: The Dynamo have won the possession battle in 23 of 27 games on the season. The Dynamo had 67 percent  possession against Chicago on Sunday, 58% possession against Toronto on Aug. 22, 65% possession against Columbus, 55%  possession at New York on Aug. 10, 52% vs. New York on Aug. 3, 60% at Toronto, 58% vs. Montreal, a season‐high 71%  against Kansas City on July 18 and 67% vs. D.C. United. Houston lost the possession battle to Sporting KC on July 7, 50.2%‐ 49.8%, had 61% vs. Chicago on July 3, 55% vs. Philadelphia, had less, 53‐47%, at Montreal, had 63% vs. Toronto, 54% against  FC Dallas, 54% at Vancouver, 60% vs. LA, 62% at New England, 60% vs. Portland, 56% vs. D.C., 53% at New York, 54% at  D.C., a 49‐51% disadvantage at Columbus, 55% at Chicago, 56% at Seattle, a disadvantage (48‐52%) at San Jose, and 53% at  Chivas USA.  

Three’s Company (shutouts): After going over three years without three consecutive shutouts, the Dynamo recorded  three clean sheets in a row twice in a seven‐game span in July and August. Houston kept its third straight clean sheet on  Aug. 3 versus New York after recording three in a row to begin July. Before the run of six clean sheets in seven games, the  last time Houston recorded three straight was May 30 – June 10, 2009.  

Carr sets career high with fourth goal: Calen Carr set a career high with his fourth goal of the season on Aug. 3 All four  goals were scored in a four‐game span, including two versus Kansas City on July 18. Carr scored 3 goals in 2010 and 2007.  

Brad Davis, Midfield Maestro: Midfielder Brad Davis recorded two assists on July 28 at Toronto for his second consecutive  two‐assist game and his fourth straight game with an assist. The all‐star midfielder has 11 assists on the season. Davis is in  tied for fifth place in the league in assists. It is the fourth consecutive season and fifth in his last seven that Davis has  recorded ten or more assists. 

Cold Blooded: They Dynamo are 9‐1‐4 this year when the temperature is 80 degrees or more. 11 of the 14 games were at  BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. Houston was 9‐1‐6 in temperatures of 80+ in 2011, so the club is 18‐2‐10 since 2011.   

Second Half Savants: Houston’s 1‐1 draw vs. Toronto on Aug. 22 was the first time it did not win a game it let at halftime.  The Dynamo are now 4‐2‐7 in games in which they were tied at halftime and 7‐0‐1 when leading at the interval. Houston is   11‐2‐8 when tied or leading at the break. The Dynamo have outscored opponents 21‐16 in the second half this season. 

Daytime Dominance: The Dynamo continued their excellent play in day games on July 28 at Toronto, improving to 5‐1 in  day games this year. The 3‐1 loss at Vancouver on June 10 is their only loss in a day game this season. Houston has daytime  wins over Chivas USA, San Jose, D.C. United, LA Galaxy and Toronto FC. The Dynamo are 5‐4‐7 in night games. Houston  has only one more day games this season, Sept. 23 at Philadelphia.    

Calen Carr named MLS Player of the Week: Calen Carr was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North  American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 20 (ending July 22). Carr netted a brace—his first two goals of the MLS  season—in the Dynamo’s 2‐1 win over Sporting Kansas City on July 18. He also added an assist—another first for him in the  2012 campaign—in Houston’s 3‐0 defeat of the Montreal Impact on July 21. In his seventh season in MLS, this is the first  Player of the Week honor for Carr. It also represents Houston’s first Player of the Week award this season. 

Davis, Cameron named All‐Stars: Midfielder Brad Davis and former Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron were named to the  inactive roster for the 2012 MLS All‐Star Game. The Dynamo pair were among a group of 13 players named All‐Stars that  did not compete in MLS’ 3‐2 win against Chelsea FC on July 25. The 13 inactive All‐Stars were voted on by the players. It is  the fourth straight year that Davis is an All‐Star, and his fifth selection overall.    


East Coast Bias: The Dynamo completed a stretch of 14 consecutive games against Eastern Conference teams on Sunday at  Chicago. Houston is 7‐5‐8 overall versus the Eastern Conference.  

Ching reaches third on Dynamo games played list: Brian Ching made his 185th Dynamo appearance in all competitions on  July 7 at Kansas City. He passed Brian Mullan for third on Houston’s all‐time games list.  

Davis passes De Ro for second on Dynamo scoring list: Brad Davis’ goal in the first half on June 30 was his 25th regular  season goal with the Dynamo. He moved past Dwayne De Rosario into second on the franchise scoring list.  

Three in a row for Bruin: Will Bruin scored in three consecutive games (6/16, 6/20, 6/23) for the second time this season  (4/15, 4/21, 4/28), with four goals in each three‐game scoring streak. He is the first Dynamo player with a pair of three‐ game scoring streaks in the same season, and just the second player to record two streaks overall (Ching). His last streak  marked the sixth time a Dynamo player has scored in three consecutive games (Bruin 2012 (twice); Ching 2006, 2008; Joseph  Ngwenya 2007; Stuart Holden 2009). No Dynamo player has ever scored in four consecutive games.  

Hall sets goalkeeper consecutive starts record: Tally Hall set a franchise record for consecutive regular season starts by a  goalkeeper with his 47th consecutive start against FC Dallas on June 16. He broke the record of 46 games set by Pat Onstad,  from Sept. 13, 2008 – May 13, 2010. Hall started all 34 games in 2011 and the first 27 games in 2012, pushing the active  record to 61 games. Hall has the second longest active streak MLS goalkeepers, behind Matt Pickens of Colorado (70  starts).  

• BBVA Compass Stadium opener: The Dynamo opened the 13th soccer‐specific stadium in Major League Soccer on May 12.  On a gorgeous, 82‐degree day in front of a sell‐out crowd of 22,039, the Dynamo honored past legends, including Wade  Barrett, Pat Onstad, Eddie Robinson and Craig Waibel in a pregame ceremony that included the unveiling of 2006 and  2007 MLS Cup championship banners. Brad Davis provided a signature opening moment, delivering a beautiful, curling 30‐ yard strike for the game‐winning goal in the 67th minute.   

Six years after the club’s first match on April 2, 2006, only two players remain on the Dynamo roster: Brian Ching and Brad  Davis. Defender Eddie Robinson retired in January and joined the front office as an assistant coach with the team’s Youth  Academy and as a color analyst on TV broadcasts. 

UP NEXT: DYNAMO VISIT EASTERN LEADERS SPORTING KANSAS CITY The Dynamo face Sporting Kansas City on Friday, Sept. 14. The third meeting of the year between the 2011 Eastern Conference  final combatants will air on the NBC Sports Network.   

Injury Report Presented by The Methodist Center for Sports Medicine (As of Tuesday, August 28)    HOUSTON DYNAMO  OUT: DF Warren Creavalle (L ankle sprain);  DOUBTFUL: MF Adam Moffat (R adductor strain);  QUESTIONABLE: FW Calen Carr (L knee swelling)    REAL SALT LAKE  OUT: GK Lalo Fernandez (R wrist fracture);  DOUBTFUL: DF Jamison Olave (L hamstring strain);  QUESTIONABLE: DF Kenny Mansally (L knee MCL sprain);  PROBABLE: DF Chris Schuler (L foot bone bruise)   


HOUSTON DYNAMO NUMERICAL ROSTER/TECHNICAL STAFF No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Born

Pronunciation

1

GK 6‐4 

205 5‐12‐85 

rhymes with RALLY 

Tally Hall 

3

Calen Carr 

F

6‐0

150 10‐4‐82 

4

Jermaine Taylor 

D

5‐10 180  1‐14‐85 

5

Warren Creavalle 

D

6‐0

cruh‐VAL

6

Nathan Sturgis 

M/D 5‐10  150  7‐6‐87 

7

Colin Clark 

M

6‐0

165 8‐14‐90 

Status

International

Stir‐jiss

180 4‐11‐84 

8

Kofi Sarkodie 

D

5‐8

165 3‐22‐91 

KO‐fee sar‐KO‐dee 

9

Macoumba Kandji 

F

6‐4

175 8‐2‐84 

mah‐KOOM‐bah KAHN‐gee 

10 Je‐Vaughn Watson 

M

6‐1

175 10‐22‐83 

Jeh‐Vaughn

11 Brad Davis 

M

5‐11 175  11‐8‐81 

12 Will Bruin 

F

6‐2

Generation adidas 

13 Ricardo Clark 

M

5‐10 150  2‐10‐83 

14 Colin Rolfe 

F

6‐0

175 2‐15‐90 

Rawlfe

15 Cam Weaver 

F

6‐4

195 6‐10‐83 

16 Adam Moffat 

M

6‐0

175 5‐15‐86 

Moff‐it

17 Luiz Camargo 

M

5‐8

172 5‐4‐87 

18 Josue Soto 

M

5‐9

160 1‐3‐89 

hoh‐SWAY

Homegrown Player  Homegrown Player 

194 10‐24‐89 

19 Alex Dixon 

M

5‐8

150 2‐7‐90 

22 Brian Ownby 

M

6‐0

160 7‐14‐90 

Own‐be

24 Tyler Deric 

GK 6‐3 

195 8‐30‐88 

DARE‐ick

25 Brian Ching 

F

6‐1

195 5‐24‐78 

26 Corey Ashe 

M

5‐5

154 3‐14‐86 

ASH

27 Boniek Garcia  

M

5‐9

150 9‐4‐84 

Bone‐ee‐ECK

28 Erich Marscheider 

GK 6‐3 

185 1‐5‐93 

Mar‐shy‐der

31 Andre Hainault 

D

6‐0

180 6‐17‐86 

HAY‐no

32 Bobby Boswell 

D

6‐2

185 3‐15‐83 

BOZ‐well

Head Coach – Dominic Kinnear (9th year overall, 111‐74‐90 MLS)  Assistant Coach – Wade Barrett  Assistant Coach – Steve Ralston  Goalkeepers Coach – Tim Hanley  Head Athletic Trainer – Theron Enns  Director, Soccer Operations – Nick Kowba  Assistant Athletic Trainer – Shane Caron  Equipment Manager – Michael Porter 

Generation adidas    International 

International 

Homegrown Player 

Designated Player  International 


Houston Dynamo Player Bios *All Dynamo career stats are regular season only 1 TALLY HALL GK 6-4 215 Born: 5/12/85, SeaTac, WA Age: 27 Last Club: Esbjerg fB (Denmark) - 2007-09 College: San Diego State University Dynamo career: Fourth year – 66 GP, 66 GS, 17 SHO Goalkeeper with great size and shot-blocking ability returns as the starter in 2012 after making first MLS All-Star team in 2011

2012 MLS: 27 GS, 2406 mins, 1.22 GAA, 10 shutouts, 11-7-9 2012 CCL: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 34 GS, 3,060 mins, 1.21 GAA, 6 shutouts, 12-9-13  Second in MLS with 10 shutouts this season; one shy of tying Pat Onstad’s club record (11 in 2007)  Went 734 minutes without conceding a goal in run of play from June 30 to Aug. 10  Recorded three straight shutouts twice in seven-game span (7/3, 7/7, 7/15) and (7/21, 7/28, 8/3)  Set a franchise record for goalkeepers by making his 47th consecutive start on 6/16 vs. FC Dallas, surpassing Pat Onstad’s mark of 46  2011: Posted a 1.21 GAA and notched six shutouts while playing every minute of the regular season (Dynamo Ironman of the Year).  Notched two playoff shutouts and allowed just 2 goals in 4 games in 2011 Cup run.  One of only four players to play all 3,060 minutes of the season in 2011, an MLS record.

2011 MLS: 9 GP, 4 GS, 380 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Headed goal vs. New York on 8/3, fourth in four games (new career high)  MLS Player of the Week, Team of the Week (Wk 20)  Assist on Mac Kandji’s first goal vs. Montreal on 7/21, first of the year and first since 10/21/07  Scored two goals on 7/18 vs. Kansas City for first twogoal regular season game of his career  Exited match vs. FC Dallas on 6/16 with left hamstring strain, missed next five matches  Started seven consecutive MLS games at right mid before hamstring injury  Offseason surgery to repair meniscus in left knee  2011: Started all four playoff matches and scored gamewinning goal in first leg vs. PHI on 10/30  Recovered from preseason concussion in 2011 to make 9 regular-season appearances, including 4 starts Last goal: 8/3/12 vs. New York Red Bulls Last assist: 7/21/12 vs. Montreal Impact 4 JERMAINE TAYLOR DF 5-10 195 I Born: 1/14/85, Portland, Jamaica Age: 27 Last Club: St. George’s SC (Jamaica) – 2009-11 Other Clubs: Harbour View F.C. (Jamaica) – 2004-09 Dynamo career: Second year – 35 GP, 31 GS, 1 G, 2 A Calm, experienced defender who provides depth across backline and remains a fixture for Jamaica national team (49 caps)

2012 MLS: 22 GP, 21 GS, 1884 mins, 1 G, 1 A Most saves (’12): 5, 3/17/12 at San Jose Earthquakes Last shutout: 8/3/12 vs. New York Red Bulls Last goal: 10/21/09 at Isidro Metapán (CCL) Last assist: 4/2/11 at New York 3 CALEN CARR FW 6-0 150 Born: 10/4/82, Berkeley, CA Age: 29 Last Club: Chicago Fire - 2006-11 College: University of California Dynamo career: Second year – 30 GP, 18 GS, 5 G, 1 A Fast, versatile forward acquired from Chicago in 2011

2012 MLS: 21 GP, 14 GS, 1203 mins, 4 G, 1 A 2012 CCL: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 4 GP, 4 GS, 339 mins, 0 G, 0 A

2012 CCL: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 13 GP, 10 GS, 925 mins, 0 G, 1 A  CCL: Played 90 minutes in Dynamo’s 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30  Scored first MLS goal vs. New York on 8/3; pushed home a loose ball on a free kick in the 2nd minute  Named to MLS Team of the Week (Week 18) for his performance at Kansas City on 7/7  Started at all three defensive position this season (RB, CB, LB); starter at CB since 6/30  Recorded first assist of season with excellent cross from flank on Will Bruin’s first goal at D.C. on 4/28  In 2011, made 13 appearances (10 starts), while missing time due to injury and national team duty


2012 MLS: 4 GP, 3 GS, 242 mins, 0 G, 0 A Last goal: 8/3/12 vs. New York Red Bulls (first in MLS) Last assist: 4/28/12 at Columbus Crew 5 WARREN CREAVALLE DF 6-0 165 Born: 8/14/90, Brooklyn, NY Age: 21 Last Club: University of Central Florida ROOKIE Acquired: Selected by Houston in second round of 2012 SuperDraft (No. 37 overall) Predominately a defensive midfielder in college, has begun transition to right back with Houston

2012 MLS: 7 GP, 4 GS, 382 mins, 0 G, 0A 2012 CCL: 1 GP, 1 GS, 70 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 7 GP, 7 GS, 628 mins, 0 G, 2 A  CCL: Started at left back on 8/22 at FAS, playing 70 minutes  Started at right back at Toronto FC on 7/28, switched to left back for final 12 minutes  Made two starts in central midfield  First MLS appearance and start in 3-1 loss at Vancouver on 6/10 (played 90 minutes at RB)  Started and played 90 minutes in USOC match vs. San Antonio on 5/29  Rookie has started all seven Reserve League games  Played at Furman University (2008-09) and University of Central Florida (2010-11)  Two-time All-Conference USA First Team (2010, ’11)  Two-time All-Southern Conference Second Team (‘08, ’09)  Played for U.S. U-20 national team on a tour of Spain against Real Madrid, Atletico Marid, and Rayo Vallecano (2008) Last start: 8/22/12 at FAS (CCL) M/D 5-10 150 6 NATHAN STURGIS Born: 7/6/87, Boca Raton, FL Age: 24 Last Club: Toronto FC (2011) Other Clubs: Seattle (2009-10), Real Salt Lake (2007-08), LA Galaxy (2006-07) College: Clemson University Dynamo career: 2012 debut *Traded from Toronto FC in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2012 SuperDraft on 12/29/11. Versatile player who can fill roles in midfield and defense, while offering both experience and youth to new club

2012 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 151 min, 0 G, 2 A 2012 Reserves: 5 GP, 5 GS, 450 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 14 GP, 11 GS, 953 mins, 0 G,0 A  CCL: Played 90 minutes in Dynamo’s 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30, assisting on Adam Moffat’s goal and receiving a straight red card in 61st minute  Played 78 minutes in start on 6/10 at Vancouver  Made Dynamo starting debut in 1-1 draw at Chicago  2011: Appeared in 14 games for Toronto FC, starting 11. Led club with 31 corner kicks  2010: Appeared in 20 games for Seattle, starting 16. Last start: 8/30/12 at Olimpia (CCL) Last goal: 9/18/10 at Columbus (only career goal) Last assist: 8/30/12 at Olimpia (CCL) 7 COLIN CLARK MF 6-0 180 Born: 4/11/84, Fort Collins, CO Age: 28 Last Club: Colorado Rapids (2006-10) College: Southern Methodist University Dynamo career: Third year – 32 GP, 22 GS, 4 G, 3 A Tricky, technical attacking midfielder acquired from Colorado in 2010. United States international (1 cap)

2012 MLS: 13 GP, 5 GS, 565 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 161 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2012 Reserves: 3 GP, 3 GS, 222 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 29 GP, 17 GS, 1,486 mins, 4 G, 3 A  CCL: Played 75 minutes in Dynamo’s 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30  2011: Returned from 2010 ACL injury and made first MLS appearance for Houston on 4/10/11 Last goal: 10/1/11 vs. Chicago Last assist: 8/22/12 at FAS (CCL) Last start: 8/30/12 at Olimpia (CCL) 8 KOFI SARKODIE DF 5-8 165 GA Born: 3/22/91, Dayton, OH Age: 21 Last Club: University of Akron Dynamo career: Second year – 10 GP, 7 GS, 0 G, 0 A Dynamic outside defender who likes to attack. Selected by Dynamo with No. 7 pick of 2011 MLS SuperDraft. United States U-23 international


2012 MLS: 3 GP, 0 GS, 65 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2012 Reserves: 3 GP, 3 GS, 270 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 7 GS, 582 mins, 0 G, 0 A  CCL: Started at right back on Aug. 30 at Olimpia, playing 90 minutes in 1-1 draw  12 minute substitute appearance on 7/28 at Toronto  Made 2012 debut as sub in 3-2 loss at D.C. on 4/28  Played 90 minutes in two of three games for the U.S. U-23 team in the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying, starting games vs. Cuba and El Salvador  Played 90 minutes in US U-23s 2-0 win over rival Mexico in friendly in Frisco, Texas on Feb. 29.  Started in 1-1 tie at SEA on 3/25/11, becoming youngest Dynamo player to start an MLS match at age 20 years, 3 days Last start: 8/30/12 at Olimpia (CCL) Last goal: never in MLS Last assist: 8/22/12 at FAS (CCL) (never in MLS) 9 MACOUMBA KANDJI FW 6-4 175 Born: 8/2/85, Dakar, Senegal Age: 27 Last Club: Colorado Rapids - 2010-11 Other Clubs: N.Y. Red Bulls – 2008-10 College: Georgia Military College Dynamo career: 2012 debut *Traded from Colorado in exchange for a conditional draft pick on 2/8/12. A tall, quick, athletic forward, who has can play both the outside mid and forward positions.

2012 MLS: 23 GP, 15 GS, 1204 mins, 3 G, 2 A 2012 CCL: 1 GP, 0 GS, 15 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 6 GP, 6 GS, 487 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 9 GP, 1 GS, 123 mins, 0 G, 0 A  CCL: Substitute for final 15 minutes in Dynamo’s 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30  Assisted Calen Carr’s goal vs. New York on 8/3 with a right-footed cross to the back post  2 goals against Montreal Impact on 7/21; his second career brace in MLS  MLS Team of the Week (Week 20)  Scored first goal since 4/3/10 (w/ NY) at Vancouver on 6/10, a side-footed half-volley from Brian Ownby’s cross in the 83rd minute  Has started all six Reserve League games

 2011: Appeared in nine games (one start) for Colorado ... Playoffs: Made three appearances off the bench and totaled 102 minutes Last goal: 7/21/12 vs. Montreal Impact (2) Last assist: 8/3/12 vs. New York Red Bulls 10 JE-VAUGHN WATSON MF 6-1 175 I Born: 10/22/83, St. Catherine, Jamaica Age: 28 Last Club: Sporting Central (Jamaica) – 2005-11 Other Clubs: None Dynamo career: Second year – 40 GP, 23 GS, 1 G, 2 A Energetic player who can play a variety of roles in midfield. Jamaica international (19 caps)

2012 MLS: 18 GP, 12 GS, 1006 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 0 GS, 44 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 22 GP, 11 GS, 1,163 mins, 1 G, 2 A  CCL: Played 90 minutes on Aug. 30 at Olimpia, playing 90 minutes in 1-1 draw  Played 76 minutes in Jamaica’s 2-0 win over El Salvador on Aug. 15  Returned to field on 7/15 after missing three games with a left groin strain  Played for Jamaica in 2-1 loss at Panama on 6/1, had an assist in 2-1 win vs. Guatemala on 6/8, played 90 minutes in 0-0 draw at Antigua & Barbuda on 6/12  Started six consecutive games to begin 2012 for his longest starting streak in his MLS career  Scored goal and had two assists for Jamaica in pair of February friendlies vs. Cuba and New Zealand  Acquired in April 2011 and made Dynamo debut as substitute in 1-1 tie at CHI on 4/23 Last start: 9/2/12 at Chicago Last goal: 8/22/12 at FAS (CCL) Last assist: 5/7/11 at Toronto FC


11 BRAD DAVIS MF 5-11 175 Born: 11/8/81, St. Charles, MO Age: 30 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2005) Other Clubs: Dallas Burn - 2003-04, New York - 2002 College: Saint Louis University Dynamo career: Seventh year – 184 GP, 168 GS, 27 G, 73 A Original Dynamo player, 5-time MLS All-Star and winner of last three team MVP awards. Club's all-time leader in games, starts, and assists, the midfielder recorded 16 assists in 2011 and finished as MLS MVP runner-up and named to MLS Bext XI. United States international (5 caps)

2012 MLS: 25 GP, 23 GS, 2051 mins, 6 G, 11 A 2012 CCL: 1 GP, 0 GS, 9 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 34 GS, 2,892 mins, 4 G, 16 A  Recorded 11th assist of season on Ching’s goal Sunday  CCL: Entered as sub in 81st minute on 8/22 at FAS, helping secure a 3-1 win  Tied career-high with sixth goal of season on 8/19 vs. Columbus; Goal of the Week nominee  Named to All-Star team for fifth time in 2012  Two assists at Toronto on 7/28  6 assists in 4 games from 7/15 to 7/28  Named to MLS Team of the Week (Week 12)  Scored first-ever goal at BBVA Compass Stadium on 5/12, a stunning 30-yard bending strike for winning goal in 67th minute (MLS Goal of the Week nominee)  2011: Assisted two of three Houston goals in playoff series vs. PHI with free kick deliveries  League MVP runner up after leading MLS with 16 assists  40 assists over last three seasons (16, 12, 12)  Named to MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week on seven different occasions, tied for the most in MLS  Started every regular-season match for the first time in his career Last goal: 8/19/12 vs. Columbus Last assist: 9/2/12 at Chicago

12 WILL BRUIN FW 6-2 194 GA Born: 10/24/89, St. Louis, MO Age: 22 Last Club: Indiana University Dynamo career: Second year – 51 GP, 46 GS, 16 G, 4 A Forward saw significant playing time after being selected in the first round (No. 11) of 2011 MLS SuperDraft

2012 MLS: 26 GP, 25 GS, 2008 mins, 11 G, 3 A 2012 CCL: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 25 GP, 21 GS, 1,693 mins, 5 G, 1 A  CCL: Substitute for final six minutes in Dynamo’s 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30  Recorded 11th goal of season on Aug. 22 vs. Toronto in 50th career regular season game; first goal since 7/15 vs. D.C. (seven games)  11 goals is most in a season for Dynamo player since Brian Ching scored 13 in 2008 to set franchise record  Scored in three consecutive games (4 goals total) from 4/15 to 4/28. It was the fifth time a Dynamo player has scored in three consecutive games (Ching 2006, 2008; Joseph Ngwenya 2007; Stuart Holden 2009)  Two multi-goal games this season (at D.C. 4/28, vs. Toronto 6/20)  MLS Team of the Week: Weeks 7, 8 and 16  2011: Scored five goals to tie for lead among MLS rookies while appearing in club-rookie-record 25 games  Became fifth player and first rookie in Dynamo history to score a hat trick in 4-1 win vs. DC on 4/29 ... In the process, became second-youngest player in MLS history and fourth MLS rookie to ever score three goals in a game Last goal: 8/25/12 vs. Toronto FC Last assist: 7/21/12 vs. Montreal Impact Last hat trick: 4/29/11 vs. DC United (only in MLS) 13 RICARDO CLARK MF 5-10 180 Born: 2/10/83, Atlanta, GA Age: 29 Last Club: on loan at Stabæk Football (Norway) (2012) Other Clubs: New York MetroStars 2003-04, San Jose Earthquakes 2005, Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) ‘10-12 College: Furman University Dynamo career: Fifth year – 101 GP, 98 GS, 7 G, 8 A Dynamo original returns to the club after a three-year stint in Europe. 2006 MLS Best XI, 2007 MLS All-Star First XI. United States international (34 caps)


2012 MLS: 4 GP, 2 GS, 209 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 CCL: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 1 GP, 1 GS, 82 mins, 1 G, 0 A

Towering target forward who missed end of 2011 season with hip injury

2012 MLS: 4 GP, 1 GS, 104 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Made first appearance in return with Dynamo on Aug. 10 at New York (15 min. sub appearance)  Played 82 minutes in Reserve game on Aug. 14  Led the Dynamo to two MLS Cups (2006, 07) in his first stint with the team (2006-2009)  Named to the MLS Best XI in 2006  US international started two games in 2010 World Cup in South Africa Last goal (MLS): 8/9/09 vs. Chicago Fire Last assist (MLS): 5/30/09 vs. Toronto FC 14 COLIN ROLFE FW 6-0 175 Born: 2/15/90, Spokane, WA Age: 22 Last Club: University of Louisville ROOKIE Acquired: Selected by Houston in first round of 2012 MLS SuperDraft (No. 18 overall) Hard-nosed forward, drafted by the Dynamo with the No. 18 overall selection in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. 2012 CCL: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A

2012 Reserves: 7 GP, 1 GS, 214 mins, 3 G, 1 A  Made professional debut as a sub in USOC match at San Antonio on 5/29  Has been productive in his seven Reserve League games, scoring goals at Sporting KC on 3/27, at COL on 5/23 and vs. FCD on 6/16, as well as assisting on the winner at FC Dallas on 4/10  Named a finalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy as the nation’s top college player in 2010  Appeared in 87 career games, with 79 starts, and finished with 33 goals and 21 assists  Finished 2011 with 9 goals, 10 assists in 23 games

15 CAM WEAVER FW 6-4 195 Born: 6/10/83, Tacoma, WA Age: 29 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2009) Other Clubs: FK Haugesund (Norway) – 2007-2009; Seattle Sounders (USL1) - 2006 College: Seattle University Dynamo career: Fourth year – 54 GP, 30 GS, 10 G, 3 A

2012 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 174 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 7 GP, 7 GS, 606 mins, 6 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 28 GP, 16 GS, 1,611 mins, 4 G, 1 A  CCL: Played 75 minutes in Dynamo’s 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30  Appeared in first MLS game since May 9 on 8/19, playing final 14 minutes in 2-2 draw with Columbus  2012 Reserves: Scored game-winning goals in 2-0 win vs. SKC on 8/14, 1-0 win at FCD on 4/10, 3-0 win at SKCity on 3/27 and in stoppage time vs. FCD on 6/16 (second of two)  Made first MLS start since 9/14/11 in 1-0 loss at New York on 5/9  Made season debut as substitute in 1-0 win at San Jose on 3/17 for first appearance since 9/17/11.  Missed 2011 playoffs following October surgery to repair torn labrum in hip  Scored four goals in 2011 to tie an MLS career high and added an assist … Four goals came in first 13 games; he played rest of year with labrum injury Last start: 8/30/12 at Olimpia (CCL) Last goal: 8/22/12 at FAS (CCL) Last assist: 5/28/11 vs. FC Dallas Last two-goal game: 6/13/09 at FC Dallas 16 ADAM MOFFAT MF 6-0 175 Born: 5/15/86, Glasgow, Scotland Age: 26 Last Club: Portland (2011) Other Clubs: Columbus – 2007-10, Cleveland City Stars – 2007 (USL2); Elgin City – 2006-07 (Scotland); Ross County – 2005-06 (Scotland) Dynamo career: Second year – 33 GP, 31 GS, 4 G, 3 A Tenacious two-way midfielder acquired in July 2011 trade with Portland in exchange for Lovel Palmer and Mike Chabala.

2012 MLS: 20 GP, 19 GS, 1695 mins, 2 G, 2 A 2012 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 13 GP, 12 GS, 1,103 mins, 2 G, 1 A (HOU only)  CCL: Played 90 minutes in Dynamo’s 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30  Scored equalizer in 82nd minute vs. Columbus on Sunday, his second goal of year


 Missed three games (7/15-7/21) with groin strain  Scored game-winning goal vs. FC Dallas on 6/16 in the 76th minute; first goal of the year  Assist from corner kick on Bruin’s opening goal in 2-2 draw at Columbus on 4/21  Earned assist on Andre Hainault’s stoppage-time winner at Chivas USA on 3/11/12  2011: Key acquisition via trade helped Dynamo go 6-2-4 in his 12 starts while scoring two spectacular long-range goals and adding one assist  Scored spectacular goal from nearly 40 yards out to key 21 win vs. POR on 8/14/11 ... Strike against his former club was voted MLS Goal of the Week Last start: 8/30/12 at Olimpia (CCL) Last goal: 8/19/12 vs. Columbus Last assist: 4/21/12 at Columbus 17 LUIZ CAMARGO MF 5-8 172 I Born: 5/24/87, Vinheda, Brazil Age: 25 Last Club: Paraná Clube 2009-11 (Brazil Serie B) Other Clubs: Mogi Mirim 2009 (Brazil) Dynamo career: Second year – 29 GP, 18 GS, 1 G, 3 A Skilled, hard-tackling midfielder acquired in August 2011

2012 MLS: 22 GP, 12 GS, 1,092 mins, 1 G, 1 A 2012 CCL: 1 GP, 1 GS, 81 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 5 GP, 5 GS, 354 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 6 GS, 515 mins, 0 G, 2 A  CCL: Played 64 minutes in Dynamo’s 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30  Tallied first assist of 2012 on Will Bruin’s goal on 7/15 vs. D.C. United  Scored first MLS goal on 5/19 at New England, a blistering half-volley in the 87th minute to equalize the match (Goal of the Week nominee)  Appeared in every game since missing first two of the season  2011: Played every minute of all four playoff games  Key player in Houston's late surge, appearing in the last seven games and contributing two assists, while helping Houston go 4-0-2 in his six starts  Set up game-clinching goal late in 2-0 win at KC on 11/6, playing long through ball to Carlo Costly Last start: 8/30/12 at Olimpia (CCL) Last assist: 7/15/12 vs. D.C. United Last goal: 5/19/12 at New England (first MLS goal)

18 JOSUE SOTO MF Born: 1/3/89, Fort Worth, TX Last Club: Dynamo Academy College: Southern Methodist University Dynamo career – Second year

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Steady midfielder and home-grown product signed in Jan. 2011 after completing collegiate career at SMU.

2012 MLS: Has not appeared in an MLS match 2012 CCL: 1 GP, 0 GS, 4 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 6 GP, 4 GS, 429 mins, 0 G, 3 A 2011 Reserves: 10 GS, 873 mins, 0 G, 2 A  CCL: Entered as sub in 86th minute on 8/22 at FAS, helping secure 3-1 win in CCL debut  Currently on loan to the San Antonio Scorpions of the North American Soccer League (NASL), but agreement allows him to play in select Dynamo games, including Champions League  Played 15 minutes as substitute in USOC match at San Antonio on 5/29  2011: Rookie did not appear in a competitive match Last start: 8/22/12 at FAS (CCL) 19 ALEX DIXON MF 5-8 150 HG Born: 2/7/90, Bay City, TX Age: 22 Last Club: Dynamo Academy College: University of North Carolina Dynamo career: Second year – 9 GP, 0 GS, 1 G, 0 A Talented attacking player and home-grown product signed after three years at North Carolina.

2012 MLS: 2 GP, 0 GS, 50 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 CCL: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 6 GP, 6 GS, 512 mins, 1 G, 2 A 2011 MLS: 7 GP, 84 mins, 1 G, 0 A  Played 16 minutes as a sub 5/15 vs. Portland  Made 2012 MLS debut on 5/9 at New York  Tallied goal and two assists in 3-0 Reserve League win at Sporting Kansas City on 3/27  Has started all four Reserve League games.  2011: Made seven substitute appearances in league play and scored one goal in his rookie season Last appearance: 5/29/12 at San Antonio (USOC) Last start: 5/29/12 at San Antonio (USOC) Last goal: 8/20/11 vs. Real Salt Lake (first MLS goal)


22 BRIAN OWNBY MF 6-0 160 Born: 7/16/90, Glen Allen, VA Age: 21 Last Club: University of Virginia ROOKIE Acquired: Selected by Houston in first round of 2012 Supplemental draft (No. 7 overall) Hard-working outside midfielder who can run at opponents and offers pace on the right flank.

2012 MLS: 7 GP, 0 GS, 115 mins, 0 G, 2 A 2012 CCL: 1 GP, 0 GS, 20 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2012 Reserves: 6 GP, 5 GS, 244 mins, 1 G, 0 A  CCL: Entered as substitute in 70th minute on 8/22 at FAS, helping secure a 3-1 win  Played 13 minutes as a substitute in 3-3 draw vs. Toronto on 6/20; secondary assist on Will Bruin’s 90th minute equalizer  Made MLS debut as substitute at Vancouver on 6/10, played 12 minutes and earned first career assist on Mac Kandji’s 83rd minute goal  Made pro debut in USOC match at San Antonio on 5/29, coming on as a sub in the 62nd minute  Suffered left elbow dislocation in Reserve League game at Chicago on 4/16  Scored winning goal in 80th minute of 1-0 win Colorado Rapids on 3/13. Came off bench and buried the rebound of Jermaine Taylor’s shot.  Played four years at the University of Virginia (2008-11)  Scored 19 goals and added 10 assists in 72 games  2011 All-ACC Second Team and NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Third Team  Played for USA at FIFA U-20 World Cup (scored one goal in group stage match against Cameroon)  2007 Virginia High School Player of the Year

 CCL: Made several big saves in Dynamo’s 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30  CCL: Made first-ever international start on 8/22 at FAS, earning first win with two vital second-half saves on Alexander Larin  Loaned out to San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) for their match vs. Puerto Rico Islanders on 8/5 (2-1 L)  Recorded shutouts in four Reserve League wins – 2-0 vs. SKC on 8/14, 1-0 at FC Dallas 4/10, 3-0 win at SKC on 3/27 and 1-0 vs. Colorado on 3/13.  Has now recorded 10 shutouts in 17 Reserve League games since start of 2011  2011: Served as Tally Hall’s backup entire season  Reserves: Led MLS Reserve League with six shutouts while playing every minute of all 10 games Last start: 8/30/12 at Olimpia (CCL) Last shutout: 10/16/10 at San Jose Most saves (Career): 5, 10/23/10 vs. Seattle FW 6-1 195 25 BRIAN CHING Born: 5/24/78, Haleiwa, HI Age: 34 Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes (2003-05) Other Clubs: LA Galaxy (2001) College: Gonzaga University Dynamo career: Seventh year – 151 GP, 125 GS, 56 G, 19 A Traded back to Houston on 2/16/11 after Montreal selected Ching in 2011 Expansion draft. Original Dynamo player and all-time leading scorer. The forward led or tied for the team lead in goals in five consecutive seasons (2007-2011) and set a franchise and personal record with 13 goals in 2008. United States international (45 caps, 11 goals)

2012 MLS: 26 GP, 13 GS, 1317 mins, 5 G, 3 A

Last appearance: 8/22/12 at FAS (CCL) Last goal: None in MLS Last assist: 6/20/12 vs. Toronto FC GK 24 TYLER DERIC Born: 8/30/88, Houston, TX Last Club: Dynamo Academy College: North Carolina Dynamo career: Fourth year – 2 GP, 2 GS

2011 Reserves: 10 GS, 900 mins, 1.10 GAA, 6 shutouts, 6-4-0

2012 CCL: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 1 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 20 GP, 15 GS, 1,242 mins, 5 G, 1 A 6-3

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First ever Academy product; served as No. 2 goalkeeper in 2011 after strong outings in 2010.

2012 MLS: Has not appeared in an MLS match 2012 CCL: 2 GP, 2 GS, 180 mins, 1.0 GAA, 0 shutouts, 1-01 2012 Reserves: 7 GS, 630 mins, 0.71 GAA, 4 shutouts, 5-1-1

 Set new career-high with 26th game of season on Sunday at Chicago; also matched 2011 total with fifth goal of season  CCL: Started on 8/22 at FAS, scoring header goal in 12th min. and playing 90 minutes in 3-1 win  Goal at FAS on 8/22 was sixth international goal with Dynamo, tying Stuart Holden for club record  Started at Toronto on 7/28, scored fourth goal of the year in the 86th minute  Drew and converted a game-winning penalty in the 83rd minute vs. Philadelphia on 6/30, his first goal at BBVA


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Compass Stadium and the 20th game-winning goal of his career Start at Vancouver on 6/10 was his 200th MLS appearance, 137 of which are with the Dynamo (second on all-time Dynamo list) Assisted on Will Bruin’s goal at Chicago, marking his 25th assist in all competitions for Dynamo Started opening day on 3/11 for the sixth time in seven years with Houston 2011: Was limited to 1,242 minutes in 20 appearances due to injury (hamstring, ribs, foot and adductor), the lowest minute total of his Houston career, but still tied for team lead with five goals

Last goal: 9/2/12 at Chicago (CCL) Last start: 8/22/12 at FAS (CCL) Last assist: 6/23/12 at Montreal Impact Last two-goal game: 7/30/11 vs. Seattle Sounders Last hat trick: 8/21/10 vs. Chicago Fire (2 in MLS) 26 COREY ASHE DF 5-5 154 Born: 3/14/86, Orange County, CA Age: 26 Last Club: University of North Carolina Dynamo career: Sixth year – 155 GP, 101 GS, 1 G, 12 A Career midfielder switched to left back early in 2011 season and earned MLS All-Star selection

2012 MLS: 25 GP, 25 GS, 2191 mins, 0 G, 1 A 2012 CCL: 0 GP, 0 GS, 0 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 32 GP, 30 GS, 2,617 mins, 0 G, 0 A  Has started 19 consecutive MLS games  Start vs. Portland on 5/15 was Ashe’s 137th MLS regular season appearance to move to second on the Dynamo alltime list  Earned assist on Bruin’s second goal at D.C. at 4/28  Missed San Jose game on 3/17 with strained left hamstring  2011: Began season at right midfield but became starter at left back, starting 28 games  Named MLS All-Star for the first time Last goal: 9/22/09 vs. Árabe Unido (CCL) Last assist: 4/28/12 at D.C. United

27 BONIEK GARCIA MF 5-9 159 Born: 9/4/84, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Age: 27 Last Club: C.D. Olimpia (Honduras) 2003-12 Dynamo career: 2012 debut Acquired: Transfer from C.D. Olimpia on June 7, 2012

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2012 MLS: 12 GP, 12 GS, 1080 mins, 1 G, 5 A 2012 CCL: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A  CCL: Played 90 minutes against former club in Dynamo’s 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30  5 assists in 12 MLS games with Dynamo; 90 minutes in all 12 games  Started for Honduras in 2-0 friendly win over Boca Juniors on Aug. 15  Assist on Brian Ching’s goal on 7/28 at Toronto  MLS Team of the Week (Week 19)  Scored first MLS goal on 7/17 vs. D.C., with header from Andre Hainault cross (first headed goal of his career); also recorded assist on Bruin’s goal  MLS debut in start vs. Philadelphia on 6/30, played 90 minutes at right wing  Made 115 appearances for Olimpia, scoring 14 goals  Played in 14 CONCACAF Champions League matches from 2008-2011, scored two goals, advanced to quarterfinals of 2010-11 CCL tournament  International: 69 caps for Honduras at a variety of positions; (1 goal) Last goal: 7/15/12 vs. D.C. United Last assist: 8/19/12 vs. Columbus 28 ERICH MARSCHEIDER GK 6-3 185 Born: 1/5/93, Vienna, Austria Age: 19 Last Club: Colorado Rush Soccer Club ROOKIE Acquired: Signed with Dynamo on Feb. 22, 2012 after trial Young, hard-working goalkeeper who signed with the Dynamo midway through the 2012 preseason  Played three years of varsity soccer at Pine Creek High School (Colorado Springs, Colo.)  Earned Golden Gloves honors as top goalkeeper in 2011 for Colorado Rush program


31 ANDRE HAINAULT DF 6-0 180 Born: 6/17/86, Montréal, QC, Canada Age: 26 Last Club: FK SIAD Most - 2005-08 (Czech Rep.) Other Clubs: Sparta Prague 2008 (loan), Montreal Impact 2004-05 (USL1) Dynamo career: Fourth year – 101 GP, 98 GS, 6 G, 6 A Promising Canadian defender who can play anywhere on back line. Canada international (28 caps, 2 goals)

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32 BOBBY BOSWELL DF 6-2 185 Born: 3/15/83, Austin, TX Age: 29 Last Club: D.C. United (2005-07) College: Florida International University Dynamo career: Fifth year – 139 GP, 138 GS, 9 G, 4 A Backbone of the Dynamo defense since joining club in 2008. United States international (3 caps)

2012 MLS: 27 GP, 27 GS, 2406 mins, 2 G, 1 A 2012 MLS: 22 GP, 22 GS, 1848 mins, 2 G, 3 A 2012 CCL: 1 GP, 1 GS, 90 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 31 GS, 2,790 mins, 1 G, 0 A  CCL: Played 90 minutes in Dynamo’s 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30  Played 90 minutes in Canada’s 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago on Aug. 15  3 assists this year is a new career high, zero assists last season (previous high: 2)  Played 90 minutes at center back against the U.S., Cuba and Honduras with Canadian national team in June  Headed in game-winning goal vs. LA Galaxy on 5/26 off a Brad Davis corner kick  MLS Team of the Week (Weeks 10 and 12)  Made his 100th Dynamo appearance in all competitions at Columbus on 4/21, becoming the 15th player to reach 100 in franchise history  Scored game-winner in the 2nd minute of stoppage time for 1-0 win at Chivas USA on 3/11/12  2011: Dynamo Defender of the Year  Played every minute of playoffs and led team with two goals Last goal: 5/29/12 vs. LA Galaxy Last assist: 7/17/12 vs. Sporting Kansas City Last yellow card: 4/21/12 at Columbus Crew

2012 CCL: 2 GP, 1 GS, 116 mins, 0 G, 0 A 2011 MLS: 28 GP, 27 GS, 2,460 mins, 5 G, 1 A  Has played full time in 37 consecutive MLS matches dating to Sept. 14, 2011 at Columbus (including playoffs)  Only field player to play every minute this season  CCL: Played 26 minutes in Dynamo’s 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30, entering after Sturgis red card  First assist of the year, a header off a Brad Davis corner kick, to Calen Carr at Toronto on 7/28  Two goals this year, both headers off of Brad Davis corner kicks (vs. TFC, vs. MTL)  5/12 vs. D.C. was his 200th Major League Soccer appearance in his eight-year career. He has averaged 27.4 games per season  2011: Scored a career-high five goals to tie for the team lead, adding one assist Last goal: 7/21/12 vs. Montreal Impact Last assist: 7/28/12 at Toronto FC Last yellow card: 9/2/12 at Chicago Last red card: 7/24/10 at Columbus Crew LEGEND: GK-goalkeeper; DF-defender; MF-midfielder; FWforward; I-international; HG-home-grown; GA Generation adidas; USOC-U.S. Open Cup; CCL-CONCACAF Champions League


HOW THE 2012 DYNAMO WERE ASSEMBLED Date 12/16/05 12/16/05 1/12/07 12/12/07 1/18/08 1/23/09 2/27/09 4/14/09 6/9/09 9/15/10 1/13/11 1/13/11 1/19/11 1/19/11 2/16/11 3/23/11 4/15/11 7/21/11 8/9/11 12/29/11 1/12/12 1/12/12 1/17/12 2/8/12 2/22/12 4/13/12 6/7/12 8/8/12

Player Brian Ching Brad Davis Corey Ashe Bobby Boswell Geoff Cameron Tally Hall Tyler Deric Andre Hainault Cam Weaver Colin Clark Kofi Sarkodie Will Bruin Josue Soto Alex Dixon Jermaine Taylor Calen Carr Je-Vaughn Watson Adam Moffat Luiz Camargo Nathan Sturgis Colin Rolfe Warren Creavalle Brian Ownby Macoumba Kandji Eric Marscheider Oscar Recio Boniek Garcia Ricardo Clark

Transaction type Moved with club from San Jose (SJ acquired 03 Supplemental Draft) Moved with club from San Jose (SJ acquired 05 trade) 2007 MLS SuperDraft, Round 2 (pick 26) Traded from D.C. United for Zach Wells 2008 MLS SuperDraft, Round 3 (pick 42) Signed as discovery player on free transfer from Esbjerg (Denmark) Signed as home-grown player (first in club history) Transferred from SIAD Most (Czech Republic) Traded from San Jose Earthquakes for Chris Wondolowski Traded from Colorado Rapids for Brian Mullan 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Round 1 (pick 7) 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Round 1 (pick 11) Signed as home-grown player Signed as home-grown player Transferred from St. George’s (Jamaica) Traded from Chicago Fire for Dominic Oduro Transferred from Sporting Central (Jamaica) Traded from Portland Timbers for Mike Chabala and Lovel Palmer Loaned from Clube Paraná (Brazil) Traded from Toronto FC for conditional draft pick 2012 MLS SuperDraft Round 1 (pick 18) 2012 MLS SuperDraft Round 2 (pick 37) 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft Round 1 (pick 7) Traded from Colorado for conditional draft pick Signed as trialist Loaned from C.F. Monterrey (Mexico) Transferred from C.D. Olimpia (Honduras) Signed as free agent (originally moved with club from San Jose)

Acquisitions by first season with club 2006 3 2007 1 2008 2 2009 4 2010 1 2011 9 2012 8

Acquisitions by method MLS SuperDraft MLS Supplemental Draft Trade Home-Grown Player San Jose original Transfer Loan Trialist

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DYNAMO GAME-BYGAME LINEUPS Dynamo at Chivas USA – 3/11/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Corey Ashe  Colin Clark  Adam Moffat  Je‐Vaughn Watson  Brad Davis  Brian Ching (C) (Macoumba Kandji 86)  Will Bruin (Calen Carr 77)    Dynamo at San Jose Earthquakes – 3/17/12 

Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Jermaine Taylor   Colin Clark (Nathan Sturgis 82)  Adam Moffat  Je‐Vaughn Watson  Brad Davis  Will Bruin (Calen Carr 67)  Brian Ching (C) (Cam Weaver 67)    Dynamo at Seattle Sounders – 3/23/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault (Jermaine Taylor 45)  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Corey Ashe  Colin Clark   Adam Moffat  Je‐Vaughn Watson (Luiz Camargo 67)  Brad Davis  Will Bruin   Brian Ching (C) (Macoumba Kandji 76) 

(Formations listed right‐to‐left) 

(4‐4‐2 unless otherwise noted) 

Dynamo at Chicago Fire – 4/15/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault   Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Jermaine Taylor  Je‐Vaughn Watson  Nathan Sturgis  Luiz Camargo (Calen Carr 63)  Corey Ashe  Will Bruin   Brian Ching (C)      Dynamo at Columbus Crew – 4/21/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault   Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Jermaine Taylor  Je‐Vaughn Watson (Calen Carr 79)  Adam Moffat  Luiz Camargo   Corey Ashe (Macoumba Kandji 91)  Will Bruin   Brian Ching (C) (Cam Weaver 84)     Dynamo at D.C. United – 4/28/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault (Brad Davis 72)  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Jermaine Taylor  Je‐Vaughn Watson (Calen Carr 59)  Adam Moffat  Luiz Camargo   Corey Ashe (Kofi Sarkodie 82)  Will Bruin   Brian Ching (C)  

Dynamo at New York Red Bulls – 5/9/12 

Tally Hall  Jermaine Taylor  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Corey Ashe  Calen Carr  Adam Moffat  Luiz Camargo (Alex Dixon 56)  Brad Davis (C)  Cam Weaver (Will Bruin 61)  Macoumba Kandji (Colin Clark 73)     D.C. United at Dynamo – 5/12/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault   Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Jermaine Taylor  Calen Carr (Colin Clark 71)  Adam Moffat  Je‐Vaughn Watson (Luiz Camargo 66)   Brad Davis   Will Bruin   Brian Ching (C) (Macoumba Kandji 84)      Portland Timbers at Dynamo – 5/15/12    Tally Hall  Jermaine Taylor  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Corey Ashe  Calen Carr  Nathan Sturgis  Luiz Camargo  Brad Davis (C) (Alex Dixon 74)  Will Bruin (Brian Ching 64)  Macoumba Kandji (Colin Clark 71) 


Dynamo at N.E,Revolution – 5/19/12    Tally Hall  Jermaine Taylor  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Corey Ashe  Calen Carr (Macoumba Kandji 76)  Adam Moffat  Je‐Vaughn Watson (Luiz Camargo 66)  Brad Davis (Colin Clark 70)  Will Bruin   Brian Ching (C)    LA Galaxy at Dynamo – 5/26/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Calen Carr (Colin Clark 75)  Adam Moffat  Je‐Vaughn Watson  Brad Davis (Luiz Camargo 84)  Will Bruin  Brian Ching (C) (Macoumba Kandji 72    Dynamo at Vancouver Whitecaps –  6/10/12    Tally Hall  Warren Creavalle  Bobby Boswell  Nathan Sturgis (Brian Ownby 78)  Corey Ashe  Calen Carr  Adam Moffat  Luiz Camargo (Colin Clark 71)  Brad Davis  Will Bruin  Brian Ching (C) (Macoumba Kandji 71)   

F.C. Dallas at Dynamo – 6/16/12    Tally Hall  Jermaine Taylor  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Corey Ashe  Calen Carr (Colin Clark 45)  Adam Moffat  Je‐Vaughn Watson (Luiz Camargo 75)  Brad Davis  Will Bruin  Brian Ching (C) (Macoumba Kandji 77)   

    Toronto F.C. at Dynamo – 6/20/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Corey Ashe  Colin Clark (Brian Ownby 77)  Adam Moffat  Luiz Camargo (Je‐Vaughn Watson 57)  Brad Davis (C)  Will Bruin  Macoumba Kandji (Brian Ching 63)    Dynamo at Montreal Impact – 6/23/12    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Geoff Cameron  Corey Ashe  Colin Clark (Brian Ownby 62)  Adam Moffat  Je‐Vaughn Watson (Luiz Camargo 51)  Brad Davis  Will Bruin  Brian Ching (C) (Warren Creavalle 81)    Philadelphia Union at Dynamo –  6/30/12 (4‐3‐3)    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Jermaine Taylor  Bobby Boswell  Corey Ashe  Luiz Camargo (Warren Creavalle 79)  Geoff Cameron  Brad Davis (C)  Boniek Garcia  Will Bruin (Brian Ching 74)  Macoumba Kandji (Brian Ownby 71)    Chicago Fire at Dynamo – 7/3/12 (4‐3‐3)    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Luiz Camargo (Brian Ownby 69)  Adam Moffat  Brad Davis (C)  Boniek Garcia  Will Bruin (Brian Ching 65)  Macoumba Kandji (Colin Clark 9)   

    Dynamo at Sporting KC – 7/7/12 (4‐3‐3)    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Luiz Camargo (Warren Creavalle 66)  Adam Moffat  Brad Davis (C)  Boniek Garcia  Will Bruin (Brian Ching 66)  Macoumba Kandji (Brian Ownby 80)    D.C. United at Dynamo – 7/15/12 (4‐3‐3)    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Luiz Camargo   Geoff Cameron  Brad Davis (C) (Je‐Vaughn Watson 73)  Boniek Garcia  Will Bruin (Brian Ching 64)  Macoumba Kandji (Calen Carr 64)    Sporting KC at Dynamo – 7/18/12 (4‐3‐3)    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Warren Creavalle (Luiz Camargo 68)  Brad Davis (C)  Calen Carr  Will Bruin (Brian Ownby 78)  Macoumba Kandji (Brian Ching 60)    Montreal at Dynamo – 7/21/12 (4‐3‐3)    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell (C)  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Luiz Camargo (Brad Davis 68)  Warren Creavalle  Boniek Garcia  Calen Carr (Je‐Vaughn Watson 58)  Will Bruin (Brian Ching 82)  Macoumba Kandji    


Dynamo at Toronto FC – 7/28/12 (4‐3‐3)    Tally Hall  Warren Creavalle  Bobby Boswell  Andre Hainault  Corey Ashe (Kofi Sarkodie 78)  Boniek Garcia  Adam Moffat  Brad Davis  Calen Carr (Je‐Vaughn Watson 83)  Brian Ching (C)  Macoumba Kandji (Luiz Camargo 74)    New York Red Bulls at Dynamo –  8/3/12 (4‐3‐3)    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Adam Moffat  Brad Davis (C)  Calen Carr (Je‐Vaughn Watson 74)  Will Bruin (Brian Ching 56)  Macoumba Kandji (Luiz Camargo 81)    Dynamo at New York Red Bulls –  8/10/12 (4‐3‐3)    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe  Boniek Garcia  Adam Moffat (Ricardo Clark 75)  Brad Davis (C)  Calen Carr (Luiz Camargo 66)  Will Bruin (Brian Ching 70)  Macoumba Kandji  

    Columbus Crew at Dynamo – 8/19/12  (4‐3‐3)    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe (Cam Weaver 76)  Boniek Garcia  Adam Moffat   Brad Davis (C)  Calen Carr   Will Bruin (Brian Ching 76)  Macoumba Kandji (Ricardo Clark 63)   Dynamo at C.D. FAS – 8/22/12 (4‐4‐2)    Tyler Deric  Kofi Sarkodie  Bobby Boswell  Nate Sturgis  Warren Creavalle (Brian Ownby 70)  Je‐Vaughn Watson  Adam Moffat  Luiz Camargo (Brad Davis 81)  Colin Clark (Josue Soto 86)  Brian Ching  Cam Weaver    Toronto FC at Dynamo – 8/15/12 (4‐3‐3)    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor  Corey Ashe   Boniek Garcia  Ricardo Clark (Je‐Vaughn Watson 77)  Brad Davis (C)  Calen Carr   Will Bruin (Brian Ching 84)  Macoumba Kandji (Adam Moffat 73)    Dynamo at C.D. Olimpia – 8/30/12 (4‐3‐3) 

Tyler Deric  Kofi Sarkodie  Nate Sturgis  Jermaine Taylor  Andre Hainault  Boniek Garcia  Adam Moffat  Luiz Camargo (Bobby Boswell 64)  Je‐Vaughn Watson  Cam Weaver (Will Bruin 84)  Colin Clark (Macouma Kandji 75) 

    Dynamo at Chicago – 9/2/12 (4‐3‐3)    Tally Hall  Andre Hainault (Kofi Sarkodie 45)  Bobby Boswell  Jermaine Taylor (Brian Ching 63)  Corey Ashe   Boniek Garcia  Ricardo Clark   Brad Davis (C)  Je‐Vaughn Watson   Will Bruin   Macoumba Kandji (Calen Carr 81)   


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Tally Hall Calen Carr Jermaine Taylor Warren Creavalle Nathan Sturgis Colin Clark Kofi Sarkodie Macoumba Kandji Je-Vaughn Watson Brad Davis Will Bruin Ricardo Clark Colin Rolfe Cam Weaver Adam Moffat Luiz Camargo Josue Soto Alex Dixon Geoff Cameron Brian Ownby Oscar Recio Tyler Deric Brian Ching Corey Ashe Boniek Garcia Erich Marscheider Andre Hainault Bobby Boswell

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9 POR 0-0 90G 90M 90D

11 LA 2-1 90G 75M 90D

12 13 VAN DAL 1-3 2-1 90G 90G 90M 44M 90D 90D 78D 19 46 9

14 15 16 17 18 19 TOR MTL PHI CHI KC DC 3-3 2-4 2-1 0-0 0-0 4-0 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 26 90D 90D 90D 90D 11 24 77M 62M

9

HOUSTON DYNAMO 8 DC 1-0 90G 71M 90D

10 NE 2-2 90G 76M 90D

7 NY 0-1 90G 90M 90D

6 DC 2-3 90G 31 90D

15

5 CLB 2-2 90G 11 90D 90M 19 20

3 4 SEA CHI 0-2 1-1 90G 66G 3 66D

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1 2 CHV SJ 1-0 1-0 90G 90G 13 23 90D

17

20 KC 2-1 90G 90F 90D 68M

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73F 6 71F 66M 90M 90M 74M 29 90F 64F

14 65M 70M 90F

8 66M 90M 82M 90M 8 4 14 1 90M 90M 67M 66M 79M 59M 90M 90M 90M 18 77F 67F 90F 66F 90F 90F

12

90D 90D 90D 90M 13 28 19 21

10

90M 12

23 6 61F 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 73M 90M 90M 23 63M 90M 90M 56M 24 90M 25 6 71M 15 57M 39 79M 69M 66M 90M 22 34 16 90D 90D 90D 66D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D

23 NY 2-0 90G 74F 90D

24 NY 0-2 90G 66F 90D

25 CLB 2-2 90G 90F 90D

26 TOR 1-1 90G 90F 90D

27 CHI 1-3 90G 9 63D

22 TOR 2-0 90G 83F

21 MTL 3-0 90G 58F 90D 90M

45 81F 90F 90M 90F 90M

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12 90F 74F 81F 90F 63F 73F 32 7 16 13 22 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 82F 56F 70F 76F 84F 15 27 77M

14 90M 90M 75M 90M 17 68M 16 9 24

86F 67F 76F 66F 84F 90F 84F 26 90F 72F 71F 77F 27 81F 16 25 24 26 30 8 90F 34 20 14 6 27 90D 90D 66M 89M 82M 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 78D 90D 90D 76D 90D 90D 90M 90F 90F 90F 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M

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Davis 5 (penalty kick) 19; Bruin 10 (Luiz Camargo 1, Garcia 2) 37; Garcia 1 (Hainault 2, Davis 5) Ching 3 (penalty kick) 89 Carr 1 (Bruin 2, Hainault 3) 25; Carr 2 (Davis 6) 79 Kandji 2 (Bruin 3, Carr 1) 7; Boswell 2 (Davis 7) 84; Kandji 3 (Davis 8) 89 Carr 3 (Boswell 1, Davis 9) 45; Ching 4 (Davis 10, Garcia 3) 86 Taylor 1 (unassisted) 2; Carr 4 (Kandji 2) 28

Bruin 5 (Davis 1) 32; Luiz Camargo 1 (Ching 2) 87 own goal (Magee) 38; Hainault 2 (Davis 2) 57 Kandji 1 (Ownby 1) 83 Bruin 6 (unassisted) 3; Moffat 1 (unassisted) 76 Boswell 1 (Davis 3) 20; Bruin 7 (Davis 4, Cameron 1) 73; Bruin 8 (Cameron 2, Ownby 2) Davis 3 (free kick) 16; Bruin 9 (Ching 3) 45 Davis 4 (Kandji 1, Garcia 1) 19; Ching 2 (penalty kick) 83

Davis 2 (Hainault 1)

Bruin 1 (Ching 1) 24 Bruin 2 (Moffat 2) 59; Ching 1 (Bruin 1) 81 Bruin 3 (Taylor 1) 50; Bruin 4 (Ashe 1) 59

Hainault 1 (Moffat 1) 92 Davis 1 (penalty kick) 14

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Tally Hall Calen Carr Jermaine Taylor Warren Creavalle Nathan Sturgis Colin Clark Kofi Sarkodie Macoumba Kandji Je-Vaughn Watson Brad Davis Will Bruin Colin Rolfe Cam Weaver Adam Moffat Luiz Camargo Josue Soto Alex Dixon Geoff Cameron Brian Ownby Oscar Recio Tyler Deric Brian Ching Corey Ashe Boniek Garcia Erich Marscheider Andre Hainault Bobby Boswell 90D 61D 75M 90D 15 90F 6 84F 90M 64M

90G

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Ching (Clark) 12; Weaver (Sarkodie) 19; Watson (Sturgis) 60 Moffat (Sturgis) 57

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RSL @ HOUSTON BROADCAST INFO TV: CW30 w/ Glenn Davis (@glenndavisSOC) & Brian Dunseth (@BP_TOW) RADIO: ESPN700 w/ James Rust (@espn700James) (ENG) & Brian Kamler (@espn700Kam) (Pre-Game show kicks off at 5:30p MT) RADIO: La Gran D 102.3 FM / 1600 AM (SPN) w/ Nelson Moran & Fernando Hortal

HOUSTON, TX

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7 ESPINDOLA

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23 PAULO JUNIOR

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RSL INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Lalo Fernandez (R wrist fracture); DOUBTFUL: DF Jamison Olave (L hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Kenny Mansally (L knee MCL sprain); PROBABLE: DF Chris Schuler (L foot bone bruise)

RSL DISCIPLINARY STATUS

DF Chris Wingert - SUSPENDED - Caution Accumulation FW Alvaro Saborio - WARNING - SUSPENDED next Yellow FW Fabian Espindola - WARNING - SUSPENDED next Yellow (2) MF Javier Morales - WARNING - SUSPENDED next Yellow (3) DF Jamison Olave - WARNING - SUSPENDED next Yellow (2)

RSL INTERNATIONAL DUTY

MF Kyle Beckerman - USA - Sept. 7/11 v Jamaica MF Will Johnson - CANADA - Sept. 7/11 v Panama FW Alvaro Saborio - COSTA RICA - Sept. 7/11 v Mexico GK Nick Rimando - USA - Sept. 11 v Jamaica

RSL SEEKS 1ST-EVER TEXAS ROAD VICTORY:

Real Salt Lake heads south to Houston Thursday seeking to break through the 0-17-3 all-time mark on the road in the State of Texas across all competitions, including the 0-7-1 mark away against the Dynamo ... Perhaps the first visit to a new venue - BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston - during an international FIFA set of dates will be the cure for RSL ills in the heat/ humidity of South Texas ...

RED CARD HISTORY:

The teams have combined for 8 red cards in 13 games dating back to 2007, but none since 2009, when a total of five ejections occurred in the series ... On three occasions, multiple red cards were issued in the same game, one each to RSL and HOU ... The list, with goals conceded after ejections and minutes played at advantage: DATE GAME 10/15/07 RSL vs HOU 10/15/07 RSL vs HOU 07/03/08 RSL vs HOU 06/20/09 RSL at HOU 08/15/09 RSL vs HOU 08/15/09 RSL vs HOU 09/19/09 RSL at HOU 09/19/09 RSL at HOU

RESULT L 0-1 L 0-1 T 0-0 T 1-1 T 0-0 T 0-0 L 2-3 L 2-3

EJECTED (TIME) G MIN. Yura Movsisyan (77) ​=​ = Eddie Robinson (73)​ =​ +4 Chris Wingert (90)​ =​ = Jamison Olave (58) ​-1 ​-32 Clint Mathis (47+)​ = Andre Hainault (36)​ =​ +11 Jamison Olave (32)​ = ​-50 Brian Ching (82)​ =​

TWO TEAMS HUNGRY FOR AN MLS WIN:

RSL’s 1-0 win Saturday against DC is the lone victory for either side in the last 9 combined MLS games, RSL posting a 1-3-1 MLS mark while HOU is 0-2-2 in its last four ... Each side owns a CONCACAF Champions League result in that span, RSL defeating Tauro FC (PAN) at home and HOU drawing on the road at Olimpia (HON) ...

ONE WIN AWAY FROM 15 FOR 3RD YEAR:

An RSL win Thursday would allow the club to become just the 2nd in MLS history (non-shootout era) to reach the 15-win plateau in 3 consecutive seasons ... The 2005/06/07 D.C. United squad is the lone MLS club with that accomplishment, although this year’s Los Angeles Galaxy needs just 2 more victories this season to reach the milestone ... Three points at Houston - a place it has never won would allow Jason Kreis’ side to match the club-high 15win total achieved in both 2010 and 2011 ... RSL needs 4 points in its final 6 games to reach the 50-point plateau for the 3rd consecutive season, also becoming only the 2nd-ever MLS side to do so (DC ‘0507) ... LA can also join this club with 7 more points ...

BACK-TO-BACK-TO-BACK CLEAN SHEETS:

Real Salt Lake’s shutout at home Saturday against D.C. United gave the club its 3rd consecutive clean sheet across all competitions ... RSL had concluded a 3-game/6-day stretch on Aug. 24 in Philadelphia with a scoreless 0-0 draw at PPL Park against the Union, 72 hours after after defeating Panamanian champion Tauro FC 2-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium ... GK Nick Rimando and the RSL rearguard have not allowed a goal in the last 270 minutes in MLS or CCL play, last allowing a score on Aug. 18 by David Ferreira at the death in the 1-2 home loss to FC Dallas at Rio Tinto Stadium ...


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RIMANDO ROCKS THE RECORD BOOKS:

RSL GK Nick Rimando recorded his 97th career shutout Saturday v DC, 61 of which have now come in the RSL Claret-and-Cobalt ... Rimando – a 13-year MLS veteran who has started in every career appearance in goal, and who won MLS Cup in 2004 with United and in 2009 with RSL – came into MLS with the Miami Fusion ... A comparison of Rimando’s various MLS stints: Year Team Min. Games Starts Wins Losses G.A.A. Shots Saves SO SV %

00-01 02-06 MIA DC 4,302 8,956 47 98 47 98 25 41 16 36 1.55 1.22 305 476 218 355 7 29 71.5 72.2

07-12 CAREER RSL Playoff Reg. Season 15,155 2,209 28,413 169 24 314 169 24 314 68 10 134 43 8 110 1.12 1.30 1.22 761 130 1562 545 91 1118 61 9 97 71.7 70.0 71.7

In 17 career games against D.C. United, Rimando now has posted a 10-4-4 mark, with 6 clean sheets and a 1.23 goals-against-avg. ... Rimando ranks #4 all-time in MLS history in minutes played with 28,413, and ranks #4 all-time in career starts, six ahead of COL MF Pablo Mastroeni with 313 career starts ...

DEPTH CHARGE:

Both RSL and HOU will be missing several starters due to FIFA international duty or yellow-card accumulation, necessitating bench contribution by both Jason Kreis and Dominic Kinnear for their squads ... In addition to Captain Kyle Beckerman (USA), perennial starter Will Johnson (CAN) and leading scorer Alvaro Saborio (CRC), RSL will also be missing another sixthyear veteran, DF Chris Wingert, out due to his fifth caution of the year received on Saturday ... Houston’s international absences include heralded DP Boniek Garcia (HON), staunch DF Andrew Hainault (CAN) and a pair of Jamaicans, Je-Vaughan Watson & Jermaine Taylor, who will see RSL GK Nick Rimando (USA) next week in Columbus ...

KREIS EARNS POINT AWAY IN MLS PLAY:

With the MLS regular-season point earned at PHI, RSL boss Jason Kreis has now accrued the 8th-highest point total in MLS history, ranking 5th amongst active managers ... Kreis joins former NE boss Steve Nicol as the only two of the top 8 to claim their place with only one team ... HOU manager Dominic Kinnear has amassed all of his 422 points with the same organization, the Dynamo moving from San Jose in 2006 ... The list:

COACH Sigi Schmid Bruce Arena Bob Bradley Steve Nicol Dominic Kinnear Frank Yallop Bob Gansler Jason Kreis

TM SEA* LA* CHV* NE HOU* SJ* KC RSL

W L T 168 116 91 140 85 44 124 94 54 112 108 81 111 73 89 110 101 74 86 85 51 71 60 47

PTS 593 440 416 415 422 404 305 260

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RSL SKIDS SNAPPED vs D.C. UNITED:

RSL’s active winless streak of 4 consecutive MLS matches was snapped Saturday in the 1-0 victory over D.C. United, the club’s first MLS win since July 27 at home against VAN ... On Aug. 24, RSL snapped a streak of 5 straight road losses with a 0-0 draw at Philadelphia ... That draw @PHI allowed RSL to avoid a 4th straight MLS loss, which would have matched the longest skid in the Jason Kreis era (set July 2007, two months after taking over coaching reins; matched in Sept/Oct 2011) ... The last time RSL dropped 4 consecutive MLS away games was in March/April of 2009, a season eventually capped by an MLS Cup win in Seattle over Los Angeles ...

ROAD-WEARY RSL SEEKING WIN AWAY:

RSL last won away from home on June 16 @Chivas, the 3-0 victory at The Home Depot Center preceding four consecutive MLS losses away from home (and five on the trot across all competitions) before the 0-0 draw @ PHI on Aug. 24 ... RSL is 4-6-3 (15 points) on the road in MLS play this year, just four points shy of matching the club record set last year by the historically road-weary side ... RSL’s all-time MLS regular season road mark is 23-6930 (.289; 113 GF / 199 GA) through 122 all-time road contests in League play … Since Jason Kreis took over in May, 2007, RSL’s MLS road mark is 19-45-25, with the new team mark of five road wins in 2011 exceeding the four achieved in 2010, and more than doubling the two earned in each of the 2007-09 seasons … Last year’s 5-8-4 road mark was good for 19 points, matching the 2010 team-record total (4-4-7 in 2010) …

ROAD SHUTOUT AVOIDED - BARELY:

On August 11 in Vancouver, RSL suffered a 1-2 loss at BC Place, allowing two goals in six minutes early in the 2nd half to Camilo and Dane Richards ... It was DF Nat Borchers’ header in stoppage time which cut the Whitecaps’ lead to just one, allowing RSL to snap a streak of 450 minutes in all competitions on the road, allowing 11 unanswered goals from from June 30-Aug. 11 in games @CLB (0/2 on June 30), @SJ (0/5 on July 14), @ HER (0/1 on July 31) and @COL (0/1 Aug. 4) ... Prior to Borchers’ late header, RSL had not scored away from Rio Tinto Stadium since the 90’ of the 3-0 W at Chivas on June 16 ... The goal allowed RSL - which was shut out only 3 times in its first 17 games - to avoid suffering its 5th clean sheet in the last 9 matches ... However, it has suffered 5 in its last 13 games across all competitions as it heads to HOU Thursday ...


REAL SALT LAKE @ HOUSTON DYNAMO THURSDAY SEPT. 6 2012

6:30PM MT

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HOUSTON, TX

SABORIO ONLY REMAINING IRON MAN:

HOME DOMINANCE FADING???:

DF Tony Beltran was the last starter to fall and remains the club’s field minutes leader, starting the previous 18 prior to sitting out July 4 with an adductor spasm ... Captain Kyle Beckerman had played every one of 1,170 minutes through the first 13 matches prior to May’s U.S. duty (26 minutes in 5-1 W v Scotland, 15 minutes in 1-4 L v Brazil and 1 minute in 1-1 WCQ draw at Guatemala) ...

SHOCKINGLY RARE LOSSES AT RIO TINTO:

Due to early-season injury concerns, schedule congestion and disciplinary situations for RSL, only one RSL player - FW Alvaro Saborio - has appeared in all 28 MLS games thus far ... Sabo’s streak will come to an end Thursday in Houston, as he will miss the match due to Costa Rican National Team duty ...

The list at the season’s 28-game juncture: Player GP GS MIN GK Nick Rimando 26 26 2340 DF Tony Beltran 26 26 2323 MF Kyle Beckerman 25 25 2217 FW Alvaro Saborio 28 24 2170

DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME:

Entering its final 10 games in the 2012 MLS regular season, RSL seeks to get hot at the right time while maintaining gas in the tank for the Playoffs, while simultaneously sweeping its final 3 CCL games in order to win the group ... A tall order, but elements of which have been accomplished in the past ... RSL had gone 4-5-1 in its last 10 MLS matches prior to this final stretch, setting the stage for a fight to the finish ... Losses @VAN and vDAL kicked off RSL’s final 10-game run for 2012, putting RSL on the precipice of a winless August prior to the CCL win ... Below are the club’s overall records in the final stretch, leading to various seeds / finishes - during its four previous MLS Cup Playoff seasons: YEAR Final 10 Overall Seed / Finish 2012: 1-2-1 ??? ??? 2011: 4-4-2 15-11-8 W3; Lost WCF 2010: 5-0-5 15-4-11 W2; Lost WCSF 11-12-7 E4; Won MLS Cup 2009: 4-4-2 2008: 3-3-4 10-10-10 W5; Lost WCF RSL has never posted a sub-.500 mark in the final 10 games during its playoff era, with its most successful stretch run - 2010 - seeing the team go undefeated before losing in the West semis to lower-seeded Dallas, 2-3 on aggregate ...

AGAINST TEAMS IN PLAYOFF POSITION:

Real Salt Lake has posted a 5-6-1 (15/18 GF/GA) mark against the other 9 teams currently in position for the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs, a split marred by the team’s 0-3-0 (2/10) record against MLS leader San Jose ... RSL has beaten up on non-playoff sides, cruising to a 9-4-2 mark (24/14) against the 9 teams currently on the outside looking in ... Six of RSL’s final 10 games in the 2012 regular season come against playoff sides, starting with recent 1-2 losses @VAN / vDAL ...

Despite 5 home losses this year and 9 in the last two seasons, RSL’s 1-0 home win Saturday against D.C. United improved the club to 59-12-18 in its last 89 home games since the beginning of 2008, Jason Kreis’ first full season at the helm ... In that span, RSL has outscored opponents by 111 goals (173-62), with a 48-920 reg. season mark (143/50), 6-1-0 CCL record (17/5), 3-1-1 playoffs (5/2), 1-1-0 Open Cup (3/3) and 2-0-1 int’l exhibition (5/2) ... All-time, RSL is now 63-28-33 in MLS regular-season play during 8 seasons at home, outscoring opposing sides 203-122 ...

The extended run of success on Utah soil for RSL since 2008 makes the May/June home drought all the more bitter, with the Open Cup loss and the LA/SJ losses marking RSL’s 9th, 10th & 11th home defeats since 2008, and the first-ever back-to-back-to-back home losses in Rio Tinto Stadium history ... The list: DATE OPP. 8/26/08 v CHV 11/02/08 v NY* 5/16/09 v KC 4/27/11 v MTY* 5/28/11 v SEA 7/30/11 v CLB 9/28/11 v CHI 3/24/12 v CHV 5/29/12 v MIN 6/20/12 v LA 6/23/12 v SJ 8/18/12 v DAL * competition FINAL

LOSS L 0-1 L 0-1 L 0-2 L 0-1 L 1-2 L 0-2 L 0-3 L 0-1 L 1-3 L 2-3 L 1-2 L 1-2

NOTE: Rice-Eccles finale West Conf Final Wolff double dooms RSL CONCACAF CL Final Sounders snap record streak Crew rides dual Rogers assists Worst home loss in club history Dominant performance wasted Lifeless LHUSOC before 17,212 1st-ever 2g lead blown Late Morales equalizer wasted Late Ferreira brilliance

ANOTHER SELLOUT AT RIO TINTO STADIUM:

Unfortunately for RSL, 7 of those 12 home losses have come in front of sellout crowds at Rio Tinto Stadium, with RSL posting only a 9-7-5 mark when “The RioT” is packed to capacity, as it was for Saturday’s MLS game ... 2012 sellouts in claret: 9/28/11 v CHI 20,762 L 0-3 3/26/11 v LA 20,507 W 4-1 10/19/10 v CAZ 20,463 W 3-1 8/21/12 v TAU 20,430 W 2-0 3/24/12 v CHV 20,415 L 0-1 6/20/12 v LA 20,382 L 2-3 10/22/11 v POR 20,378 T 1-1 4/27/11 v MTY 20,378 L 0-1 7/4/12 v SEA 20,363 T 0-0 9/4/12 v DC 20,334 W 1-0 8/18/12 v DAL 20,281 L 1-2 10/16/10 v DAL 20,236 W 2-0 4/4/12 v MTL 20,191 W 1-0 10/9/08 v NY 20,008 T 1-1 11/15/08 v NY 20,008 L 0-1 9/17/11 v KC 19,888* W 1-0 5/16/09 v KC 19,340* L 0-2 6/6/09 v COL 19,546* T 1-1 7/21/12 v COL 19,492* W 2-0 7/24/10 v CHV 19,469* T 1-1 7/22/11 v SJ 19,429* W 4-0 *diminished “concert” capacity

All-time, the club is 24-14-17 across all competitions when playing before 18,000+ fans at home, at either Rice-Eccles Stadium (4-6-9 from 2005-08) or Rio Tinto Stadium (20-8-8 from 2008-present) ...


REAL SALT LAKE @ HOUSTON DYNAMO THURSDAY SEPT. 6 2012

6:30PM MT

OPPONENTS FIGURE IT OUT THE 3RD TIME:

Coming out of the early June FIFA break, RSL thought it was poised to make a run in June/July, with a heavy slate of home games and a slew of opponents it was seeing for a 2nd time ... RSL rung up a 5-2-1 mark with its first games against each West opponent, and failed to equal that mark with its loss @VAN Aug 11 ... The results so far, with RSL winless so far in its 3rd meetings against each West foe: OPP GM #1 GM #2 NEXT: FC DALLAS 1-1 T 3-2 W 1-2 L Chivas USA 0-1 L 3-0 W Sept. 29 @ LA Galaxy 3-1 W 2-3 L Oct. 6 @ San Jose 1-3 L 1-2 L 0-5 L Seattle 1-0 W 0-0 T Oct. 17 @ Portland 3-2 W 3-0 W Sept. 22 Colorado 2-0 W 2-0 W 0-1 L Vancouver 2-1 W 1-2 L Oct. 27 RECORD 5-2-1 4-3-1 0-3-0 GF/GA 13/9 15/9 1/8

ALL-TIME GOAL +/- NOW AT EVEN/STEVEN:

Buoyed largely by the club’s CCL success, with an overall +10 goal difference, RSL’s all-time goal +/- is now PERFECTLY EVEN across all competitions (MLS, CCL, playoff & Open Cup) ... Back on June 16, late in RSL’s last 3-0 victory against Chivas USA, Real Salt Lake’s all-time MLS reg. season goal differential finally got back to EVEN for the first time since its inaugural game back in 2005, courtesy of MF Will Johnson’s goal in the 94+’ June 16 at Chivas ... This year’s +6 MLS total has the club back down to MINUS-2 all-time after 246 games over 8 seasons ... Last year, with 20 min remaining in a Sept. game @NY, RSL was even all-time with a 3-0 lead ... But Lindpere pulled a consolation one back, the team lost 4-1 @DC & 0-3 v CHI to fall back underwater ... The accomplishment is all the more impressive considering RSL was MINUS-57 after a 1-3 loss @DAL on May 24, 2008 ... In U.S. Open Cup play, RSL’s goal +/- is -6, while it is perfectly even in MLS Cup Playoff action ... The team’s +10 goal difference in CONCACAF play posts the club’s all-time / all-competition ledger at EVEN now after Saturday’s 1-0 win against D.C. United ...

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HOUSTON, TX

SEEING RED ONCE AGAIN:

RSL Captain and MF Kyle Beckerman saw straight red in the 72’ of the Aug. 21 CCL match against Tauro FC, the team’s 6th ejection of the season in 30 games across all competitions and the veteran’s 4th red card in 304 career MLS/CCL games ... However, the ejection was Kyle’s 3rd in the last 29 games across all competitions, also seeing red on July 14 @SJ (0-5 loss) and last Sept. 28 at home v CHI (0-3 loss) in Javier Morales’ return to MLS action ... The ejection was the second in as many CCL matches this season for RSL, as DF Nat Borchers was sent off in the 57’ at Herediano of the eventual 0-1 loss ... The Beckerman red @SJ was RSL’s first in 10 MLS games dating back to the 59’ Will Johnson ejection in the May 5 win over NE - giving Jason Kreis’ team a total of 12 red cards (Borchers 3, Olave 2, Johnson 2, Beckerman 2, Beltran, Warner, Espindola) in a span of 60 regularseason matches, in contrast to the total of 8 ejections (Olave 3, Campos 2, Mathis 2, Grabavoy) in the prior period of 60 games dating back to June of 2009 ... The club suffered an RSL-record 7 ejections in 2011, after a team-best ZERO during the 2010 campaign until Javier Morales received two yellow cards at Dallas in Leg #1 of that year’s West Semis ... All-time, RSL now has been victim of 42 MLS red cards, succumbing to a -18 goal difference in a total of 1040 minutes playing a man down … With the ejections of FW Fabian Espindola and DF Jamison Olave on April 21 at SJ, RSL was reduced to nine men for the first time in the eight-year organization’s now 246-game MLS history, and just the second in 281 games overall (including MLS postseason matches, CONCACAF Champions League games and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches) ...

NEWBIES IMPRESS ON RSL BACKLINE:

On July 4, RSL boss Jason Kreis inserted two RSL debutants into his starting XI - the first time he had done that since August, 2010 - as DF Kenny Mansally the Gambian international who spent five seasons with New England Revolution as a forward/winger - and 3rdyear MLS centerback Kwame Watson-Siriboe, formerly of the Chicago Fire - each started ... July 14 in San Jose, however, both players were under extreme duress for the duration of the match, suffering from a lack of midfield possession even prior to RSL going down a man on the Beckerman ejection ... On July 27, the tandem each started in RSL’s 2-1 W v VAN, improving to 1-1-1 in the RSL lineup ... The duo finished off RSL’s 0-1 loss in CCL play to Herediano, playing the final 30 minutes after the Borchers ejection and the Olave injury ... At PHI, Watson-Siriboe made his 11th RSL appearance and 8th start overall, surpassing in 2 months with RSL the time he saw in 2010/11 with Chicago ... The UCONN product has now played 781 minutes with RSL in MLS and CCL action, 100 more than he saw with the Fire, all coming in his 2010 rookie campaign, as he was mentored by current RSL assistant coach C.J. Brown ...


REAL SALT LAKE @ HOUSTON DYNAMO THURSDAY SEPT. 6 2012

6:30PM MT

SABORIO SHOULDERING SCORING LOAD:

Despite not being named among All-Stars of any kind, RSL FW Alvaro Saborio - the club’s first-ever DP - tallied six goals in five July games and added another Aug. 18 against DAL, his 14th MLS goal of the season, allowing him to briefly surpass New York’s Kenny Cooper and move into 2nd overall in the MLS Golden Boot race ... Saborio also provided the game-winner in the Aug. 21 CCL match against Tauro FC, his 9th goal in 13 games for RSL in the continental competition ... RSL is now 28-5-5 all-time when Sabo scores, the third-year MLS player joining Kreis (2005 Open Cup) and Robbie Findley (2009 MLS) as the lone “hat trick heroes” in RSL’s eight-year, 281-game history across all competitions ... Saborio opened July by scoring 3 goals in 15 minutes against POR on July 7 to snap the club’s 4-game home winless streak in all competitions, dating back to the May 29 U.S. Open Cup loss to Minnesota (NASL) ... On July 21 against COL, Sabo had 1 goal & 1 assist ... Sabo’s off-the-bench performance on Aug. 18 against DAL give the Costa Rican international his club-high 37 goals in 77 MLS games, including 14 game-winning goals to go along with 9 multi-goal games ... In all comps, Sabo has 49 goals in 90 games, w/ 12 multi-goal matches ...

FABI Y SABO - BACK & FORTH:

RSL’s strike tandem of FW Fabian Espindola and Alvaro Saborio have combined for 16 of the club’s 23 goals since May, pacing RSL to a 9-7-3 mark across all competitions in that span ... Will Johnson leads the non-Sabo/Fabi contingent with 3 goals, Captain Kyle Beckerman has 2, while Morales & Borchers have also scored during that span, which saw Espindola - now scoreless in his last 12 games - overtake Robbie Findley for the club’s all-time MLS goal-scoring lead, and with Sabo’s July heroics, the Costa Rican ultimately moving into the top spot, 37 goals to 32 ... In all competitions, Saborio’s goal Aug. 21 v Tauro FC gave him career goal #49 in only 90 games, 13 more than the Argentine Espindola has in 134 games when considering postseason and CONCACAF Champions League outputs ... In their time together at RSL since Sabo’s arrival in 2010, the duo have combined for 84 goals (69 MLS, 4 Playoff, 11 CONCACAF - RSL has 158 total, in 103 games) and have each scored in the same game 7 times ...

MORE MULTI-GOAL MADNESS:

In 90 MLS/CCL/Open Cup/Playoff competitions, Saborio’s total of 12 multi-goal matches more than doubles the total of #2 Jeff Cunningham (5) and Javier Morales/Robbie Findley with 4 “braces,” while “Sabo” owns the club’s lone postseason multi-goal match, last Fall against SEA in the West Semis ... Other RSL players to score 2+ goals in a game include: Movsisyan and Kreis (2x each), along with Paulo Junior, Will Johnson, Kyle Beckerman, Atiba Harris and Chris Brown, who have each also scored twice in a game …

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HOUSTON, TX

TICO SABO WITH RED-HOT SUMMER:

With the Saborio brace in the July 27, 2-1 W v VAN, RSL saw its 37th multi-goal individual game in RSL history, across 286 games in all competitions [MLS (246), Playoff (12), CCL (14) & Open Cup (13)], with 25 of those 37 multigoal games coming at home … When an RSL player scores 2 or more goals in a game, the team has posted a 30-3-4 all-time mark … Besides the 4-5 loss at Cruz Azul in CCL play and the 4-6 loss at Minnesota in Open Cup action, when was the lone MLS loss? … June 17, 2007, when Chris Brown’s brace @LA was wasted in a 2-3 loss: G 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2

Player Álvaro Saborío Álvaro Saborío Fabian Espindola Álvaro Saborío Álvaro Saborío Álvaro Saborío Fabian Espindola Álvaro Saborío Álvaro Saborío Javier Morales Javier Morales Álvaro Saborío Paulo Junior Will Johnson Álvaro Saborío Álvaro Saborío Javier Morales Álvaro Saborío Álvaro Saborío Javier Morales Robbie Findley Yura Movsisyan Robbie Findley Robbie Findley Yura Movsisyan Fabian Espindola Kyle Beckerman Robbie Findley Chris Brown Jeff Cunningham Atiba Harris Jeff Cunningham Jeff Cunningham Jeff Cunningham Jeff Cunningham Jason Kreis Jason Kreis

* CONCACAF Champions League

Date 07/27/2012 07/07/2012 06/16/2012 05/26/2012 05/05/2012 10/29/2011 09/21/2011 07/23/2011 06/25/2011 03/26/2011 03/01/2011 10/23/2010 10/18/2010 09/25/2010 08/25/2010 08/18/2010 08/14/2010 07/02/2010 05/13/2010 03/27/2010 04/02/2009 07/24/2009 08/26/2009 10/24/2009 09/27/2008 08/29/2008 04/12/2008 06/23/2007 06/17/2007 04/07/2007 09/30/2006 08/09/2006 07/29/2006 06/03/2006 05/13/2006 07/13/2005 04/30/2005

& U.S. Open Cup

Opponent v VAN v POR @ CHV v DAL v NE v SEA @ NY v SJ v TOR v LA v CLB @ COL v CAZ @ AUO @ CAZ v AUO v CLB v NE v HOU @ SJ v CLB v DAL v CHV v COL @ SJ v COL v DC v DC @ LA v DAL @ KC @ COL v DC v CHI @ LA @ MIN v SJ

% Playoffs

Result W 2-1 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-2 W 2-1 W 3-0% W 3-1 W 4-0 W 3-1 W 4-1 W 4-1* T 2-2 W 3-1* W 3-2* L 4-5* W 2-1* W 2-0 W 5-0 W 3-1 W 3-0 W 4-1 W 4-2 W 4-0 W 3-0 W 3-2 W 2-0 W 4-0 W 2-1 L 2-3 T 2-2 T 3-3 W 4-1 W 2-1 W 3-1 W 3-0 L 4-6& T 2-2

Prior to the Aug. 18 1-2 L v DAL, the last two losses when Sabo finds the back of the net were against LA, June 20 of this year and also in the 2011 West Final at LA ... The only loss prior to 9/24/11 at DC was the rain-soaked 4-5 loss at Cruz Azul; RSL is 28-5-5 when Saborio scores, compared to the 17-22-16 mark when he plays and does not score, as well as RSL’s 7-3-4 record when Sabo is unavailable … On July 27 against Vancouver, the Costa Rican international kept things perfect from the spot, slotting home the PK after Whitecaps DF Jay DeMerit cleared a ball from the box with his arm in a challenge on Kyle Beckerman ... The conversion made Saborio a perfect 11-for-11 from the spot in an RSL uniform (8-for-8 in reg. season games, 3-for-3 in CONCACAF) ...


REAL SALT LAKE @ HOUSTON DYNAMO THURSDAY SEPT. 6 2012

6:30PM MT

NATIVE SON BRAUN MAKES HOME DEBUT:

On July 11, RSL GM Garth Lagerwey announced the acquisition of fifth-year MLS FW Justin Braun, the former Skyline (Salt Lake City) H.S. and Salt Lake Community College product who has scored 24 goals in 108 games in his MLS career (2008-11 w/ Chivas USA; 2012 Montreal) ... “Braunaldinho” made his RSL debut Aug. 4 at Colorado, starting alongside Alvaro Saborio and playing just over 60 minutes, including the first 15 of the second half with Fabian Espindola ... Braun’s 15’ diving header from 12 yards out was spectacularly saved by Rapids’ GK Matt Pickens, representing RSL’s best attacking chance on the night ... Saturday against DAL, Braun came off the bench for Paulo Junior to make his Rio Tinto Stadium debut ... Scoreless in 12 appearances (5 starts) this season for the expansion Montreal Impact, “Braunzilla” did score TWO hat tricks last season for Chivas USA, which packaged Braun and Gerson Mayen in an expansion-draft day deal in exchange for DF James Riley ... Montreal received a conditional 2014 MLS draft pick from RSL, which has now added three players aged 25 or younger with a total of 207 MLS appearances in June/ July (DF Kenny Mansally & DF Kwame Watson-Siriboe) ...

PAULO JUNIOR RETURNS FROM LOAN:

In a tangentially-related move to the Braun acquisition, RSL sent FW Paulo Junior on a short-term loan to the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL ... The 25-year old Brazilian started and played in two games for the Strikers, adding a goal and an assist ... Paulo has scored just one goal in 2012 for RSL - a 13’ penalty kick on April 4 against Montreal, the chance from the spot won on a Braun handball in the box - and has not scored in the run of play since April 9, 2011 in a 2-0 win at New England ... He did, however, provide a sparkling cross on Borchers’ consolation header August 11 @VAN in the 1-2 loss ... Aug. 21 against Tauro FC, Paulo Junior started his second consecutive game since returning from loan, essentially creating both RSL goals - first with a scintillating 40-yard run through the Tauro defense, Saborio slamming home the save of Paulo’s shot; and second with his assist to Beckerman from the wing, setting up the Captain’s cutback, left-footed effort ... Saturday against D.C. United, Paulo Junior took Ned Grabavoy’s back-heel pass and saw his cross slightly deflected into the air in front of goal, where Will Johnson headed home for the lone score of the game ...

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HOUSTON, TX

LATE DRAMA PART OF RSL DNA:

DF Nat Borchers’ game-winning goal on May 26 against Dallas marked the 3rd time out of this season’s 14 wins that RSL rode a 93+’ game-winning goal to victory, all in games led 1-0 by the club at some point ... Borchers’ heroics marked the 19th all-time go-ahead goal scored by RSL in the final 15 minutes of a regular-season MLS or CCL game, and evoked memories of his 93+’ equalizer back in the fall of 2010 at home against rival Colorado ... A month prior, MF Jonny Steele’s 93+’ game-winning goal April 28 against Toronto was the 2nd in a month, after the Claret & Cobalt went nearly a year without the late drama ... On 3/31 in Portland, it was Steele’s 89’ equalizer that pulled RSL back, setting the stage for MF Kyle Beckerman’s 93+’ game-winner … RSL’s last previous late game-winner came on May 7, 2011, when MF Will Johnson finally broke through in the 87’ after RSL had a 2-man advantage for nearly 50 minutes in the game most remember due to the horrific ankle injury suffered by playmaker Javier Morales … All-time lists for equalizers and GWG: RSL

GAME-WINNERS AFTER 75’ (19 total) 93+............... Borchers, 05/26/12 v DAL (3-2 W) 93+.................... Steele, 04/28/12 v TOR (3-2 W) 93+.......... Beckerman, 03/31/12 @ POR (3-2 W) 93+............ Espíndola, 04/13/11 v COL (1-0 W) 92+.......... Saborío (PK), 8/18/10 v DAU* (2-1 W) 92+ ........ Cunningham (PK), 7/29/06 v DC (2-1 W) 90’................... Talley, 8/16/06 @ CLB (2-1 W) 89’............... Espíndola, 05/22/10 @ CHV (2-1 W) 88’............. Torres (OG), 7/24/09 v DAL (4-2 W) 87’.................. Johnson, 5/7/11 v CHV (1-0 W) 87’................. Findley, 7/28/08 v TOR (2-1 W) 87’................. Findley, 10/20/07 @ COL (1-0 W) 84’................... Saborío, 10/2/10 @ NE (2-1 W) 84’................. Findley, 8/04/07 v HOU (1-0 W) 81’................. Dunseth, 4/16/05 v COL (1-0 W) 80’.................. Morales, 6/09/10 v LA (1-0 W) 80’................ Williams, 10/14/09 v NY (1-0 W) 80’ ................. Morales, 4/11/09 v DC (2-1 W) 80’............... Cunningham, 5/20/06 v KC (2-1 W)

RSL

EQUALIZERS AFTER 75’ (19 total) 95+ ................ Saborío, 10/23/10 @ COL (1-1 T) 94+ ............... Saborío, 04/10/10 v. SEA (2-2 T) 93+ .............. Borchers, 09/25/10 v. COL (1-1 T) 92+ ................ Johnson, 8/25/10 @ CAZ* (4-5 L) 92+................. C. Brown, 5/05/07 v. NY (3-3 T) 91+’ ............ Leitch (OG), 7/03/09 v. SJ (1-1 T) 90’ .............. Movsisyan, 10/15/08 @ COL (1-1 T) 90’.................. C unningham, 7/29/06 v. DC (2-1 W) 90’......................... Kreis (PK), 7/4/05 v. NY (2-2 T) 89’..................... Steele, 03/31/12 @ POR (3-2 W) 89’.................. Morales, 04/20/11 @ MTY* (2-2 T) 89’................................ Soto, 10/15/06 @ CHV (1-1 T) 89’.................................... Kreis, 4/15/06 v. NY (1-1 T) 88’............................... Kreis, 5/27/06 v. COL (2-2 T) 86’.............................. Morales, 9/19/07 v. LA (2-2 T) 83’............................ Espindola, 7/4/11 v. NE (3-3 T) 81’.................................. Kreis, 9/30/06 @ KC (3-3 T) 78’....................... Ballouchy, 5/20/06 v. KC (2-1 W) 75’................................ Klein, 8/16/06 @ CLB (2-1 W)


REAL SALT LAKE @ HOUSTON DYNAMO THURSDAY SEPT. 6 2012

6:30PM MT

SEVENTH “3-GAME WEEK” IN THE BOOKS:

RSL’s trio of games up to and including Aug. 24 @PHI closed the door on RSL’s seventh set of 3-game weeks this year ... The draw Friday @PHI meant that RSL fell shy of 2 wins in a 3-game week for the first time since May 12 ... During March 31-April 7, when it started on road at Portland with a 3-goal effort and returned home for back-to-back shutout wins to complete the perfect 3-00 sweep, only the 2nd ever in 31 all-time 3-game weeks ... 3/31 @ POR (3-2 W); 4/4 v MTL (1-0 W); 4/7 v COL (2-0 W) -> 3-0-0 4/21 @ SJ (1-3 L); 4/25 @ DAL (1-1 T); 4/28 v TOR (3-2 W) -> 1-1-1 5/5 v NE (2-1 W); 5/9 @CHI (0-0 T); 5/12 @ SEA (1-0 W) -> 2-0-1 6/16 @ CHV (3-0 W); 6/20 v LA (2-3 L); 6/23 v SJ (1-2 L) -> 1-2-0 6/30 @ CLB (0-2 L); 7/4 v SEA (0-0 T); 7/7 v POR (3-0 W) -> 1-1-1 7/27 v VAN (2-1 W); 7/31 @ HER (0-1 L); 8/4 @ COL (0-1 L) -> 1-2-0 8/18 v DAL (1-2 L); 8/21 v TAU (2-0 W); 8/24 @ PHI (0-0 T) -> 1-1-1

THREE-GAME WEEKS PILE UP: In the Jason Kreis era, RSL has now been forced to play 3 games in a week a total of 31 times (in all competitions), registering a 38-33-22 record … The overall list: 2011: 4/5 @ SAP (1-2 L); 4/9 @ NE (2-0 W); 4/13 v COL (1-0 W) 6/4 v VAN (2-0 W); 6/8 @ CLB (1-2 L); 6/11 @ PHI (1-1 T) 6/18 v DC (1-1 T); 6/22 @ CHI (1-1 T); 6/25 v TOR (3-1 W) 7/4 v NE (3-3 T); 7/9 v DAL (2-0 W); 7/12 @ DAL (0-2 L) 7/30 v CLB (0-2 L); 8/3 @ KC (0-2 L); 8/6 v NY (3-0 W) *9/17 v KC (1-0 W); 9/21 @ NY (3-1 W); 9/24 @DC (1-4 L) *9/28 v CHI (0-3 L); 10/1 @ LA (1-2 L); 10/6 @ VAN (0-3 L) *6 games in 19 days from Sept. 17 – Oct. 6

-> 2-1-0 -> 1-1-1 -> 1-0-2 -> 2-1-0 -> 1-2-0 -> 2-1-0 -> 0-3-0

2010: 4/10 v SEA (2-2 T); 4/14 @ SJ (3-3 T); 4/17 @ LA (1-2 L) 5/29 v KC (4-1 W); 6/2 @ DC (1-2 L aet); 6/5 @ DC (0-0 T) 8/7 @ KC (1-1 T); 8/11 @ PHI (1-1 T); 8/14 v CLB (2-0 W) 9/15 v TOR (4-1 W); 9/18 v CHI (1-0 W); 9/22 @ AUO (3-2 W) 9/25 v COL (1-1 T); 9/28 @ TOR (1-1 T); 10/2 @ NE (2-1 W) 10/16 vDAL (2-0 W); 10/19 vCAZ (3-1 W); 10/23@ COL (2-2 T)

-> 0-1-2 -> 1-1-1 -> 1-0-2 -> 3-0-0 -> 1-0-2 -> 2-0-1

2009: 5/2 @ COL (0-2 L); 5/6 v LA (2-2 T); 5/9 @ CHV (0-1 L) 8/23 @ NE (1-3 L); 8/26 v CHV (4-0 W); 8/29 @ KC (1-0 W) 10/10 v GUA (1-1 T); 10/14 v NY (2-0 W); 10/17 @ TOR (0-1 L)

-> 0-2-1 -> 2-1-0 -> 1-1-1

2008: 4/26 @ DC (1-4 L); 4/30 v SJ (4-0 W); 5/3 @ LA (2-2 T) 5/24 @ DAL (1-2 L); 5/27 @ CLB (0-2 L); 5/31 v SJ (3-1 W) 6/14 @ CHV (1-0 W); 6/18 v SJ (0-0 T); 6/21 v NE (2-1 W)

-> 1-1-1 -> 1-2-0 -> 2-0-1

2007: 4/14 v CLB (0-0 T); 4/18 v KC (2-1 W); 4/21 @ CHV (0-4 L) 5/20 @ DAL (1-2 L); 5/23 @ COL (1-2 L); 5/27 @ CHI (0-0 L) 7/14 @ KC (0-1 L); 7/21 v EVE (2-0 W); 7/24 v BOC (1-1 T) 8/26 @ CHV (0-1 L); 8/29 v KC (3-1 W); 9/01 @ LA (2-1 W) * doesn’t include the 5 games in 15 days in late 2007: 9/8 @ HOU (3-4 L); 9/12 @ DC (1-2 L); 9/15 @ TOR (0-0 T); 9/19 v LA (2-2 T); 9/22 v COL (1-0 W)

-> 1-1-1 -> 0-2-1 -> 1-1-1 -> 2-1-0 -> 1-2-2

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SO, SO CLOSE TO FIRST-CHOICE XI:

Because of the injuries, cards, suspensions and nationalteam duty this year, RSL boss Jason Kreis had fielded his “first-choice” starting XI together for only 59 minutes this season - back on May 5, a 2-1 home win over New England, a victory marred by the Will Johnson red card in the 59’ ... That occasion - the first of the year and only time in 23 MLS games this season, besides the July 31 match at Herediano - came on nearly the one-year anniversary of the last regular-season occurance, May 7, 2011, when RSL saw Javier Morales chopped down from behind and lost until late Sept. with a horrifically broken ankle ... The latest iteration lasted only 57 minutes, when RSL DF Nat Borchers was shown a straight red in the 0-1 loss at Herediano, forcing RSL to play the final 33 minutes down a man ... Kreis has started the same XI in back-to-back games on 4 previous occasions this season, most recently on June 16 (3-0 W @CHV) and June 20 (2-3 L v LA) ... RSL also ran out the same XI in back-to-back games on April 7 (2-0 W v COL) and April 14 (0-1 L @KC), as well as in the first 3 games of 2012 MLS season, posting a 2-1-0 mark in wins @LA & vNY before dropping an 0-1 home game to Chivas ... How rare are back-to-back lineup duplicates for RSL? It happened only once in 45 games in 2011 (Aug 6/13) and just twice in 41 games in 2010 (June 25/July 2; July 31/ Aug 7) ...

CCL RESURGENCE AT RIO TINTO STADIUM:

Real Salt Lake returns home to Rio Tinto Stadium fresh off last week’s 2-0 home victory in a must-win affair over Panamanian champion Tauro FC in its second of four CONCACAF Champions League Group 2 matches ... Early 2nd-half goals by FW Alvaro Saborio and Captain Kyle Beckerman proved the difference in a match dominated by RSL, which outshot the visitors 16-3 (8-2 on goal) ... RSL dropped its 2012/13 CONCACAF Champions League opener against Herediano at Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica by coming out flat, allowing a 14’ goal to the home side in a game marred by a Nat Borchers red card in the 57’ and a Jamison Olave hamstring injury a few minutes later ... RSL travels in the return match @ Tauro FC on Sept. 18, needing a win to catch up with Herediano, which defeated Tauro 1-0 in Panama on Thursday ... RSL needs a sweep and a win by multiple goals on Oct. 23 in the Herediano visit to Rio Tinto Stadium in order to control its destiny... RSL will be without Beckerman, whose 72’ ejection eliminates him from the trip to Panama ...

CCL 2012/13 GROUP SCHEDULE: Day Date Opponent Tues. July 31 RSL @ Herediano (CRC) Tues. Aug. 21 RSL v TAURO FC (PAN) Thu.

Aug. 30 Herediano @ Tauro FC

Tues. Sept. 18 RSL @ Tauro FC (PAN) Tues. Sept. 25 Tauro FC @ Herediano

Tues. Oct. 23 RSL v HEREDIANO (CRC)

Kickoff/TV L, 0-1 W, 2-0

HER 1 : 0 TAU

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ALL-TIME CCL HISTORY:

The August 21 win against Tauro FC (PAN) improved RSL to an all-time 7-4-3 mark in its CCL history, going 4-1-1 in group play in the 2010/11 tourney against Cruz Azul (MEX), Toronto FC (CAN) & Arabe Unido (PAN) ... Overall, RSL has now outscored its CONCACAF opponents 28/18, with a 19/12 advantage during the group stage ... RSL is now 6-1-0 at home (with a 20/9 goal +/-) in its CCL history, dropping only the heartbreaking 2nd leg of the 2010/11 Final, 0-1, to Monterrey (MEX) ... On the CCL road, RSL is now 1-3-3 overall (1-2-1 in group play, with an 8/9 goal differential), the semi loss at Saprissa (CRC) still good enough to advance from the series ...

COMING BACK FROM CONCEDING FIRST:

The most disturbing trend in RSL’s group history is the fact that RSL has allowed the first goal in 6 out of 8 games all-time ... Prior to Aug. 21, Jason Kreis’ team had scored first only in the 3-1 home victory against Cruz Azul (MEX) that clinched the group title, as RSL became the first-ever MLS / U.S. side to (and just the 2nd nonMexican side) to win a CCL group ... (LA & others joined in 2011/12) ...

RSL BACK IN CONCACAF, THX TO LA/SEA:

With Los Angeles’ 2011 MLS Western Conference Semifinal win over NY, RSL Nation was disappointed to not be able to host the West Final … However, the Los Angeles victory did benefit RSL by allowing Jason Kreis’ club to secure passage to the 2012/13 CONCACAF Champions League tourney, by virtue of the Galaxy’s “duplicate” spots between the 2011 Supporters’ Shield berth and its trip - and eventual win - in MLS Cup ... This Fall’s CCL tourney will be played under a new format, as all 24 teams engage directly in group play, with only the 8 winners who emerge from a 3-team, 4-game group stage advancing to the Championship round ... LA, SEA and RSL are joined by Houston, which qualified as a 2011 MLS Cup participant ... Toronto FC, as the Canadian champion, is the 5th MLS side to qualify ...

FAMILIARITY WITH CCL DEMANDS:

RSL boss Jason Kreis has several players at his disposal who have, as 13 of the 20 players who traveled 5 weeks ago to Costa Rica boasting CCL experience with RSL ... Another three of this year’s newcomers - DF Kenny Mansally (New England Revolution, 2007), FW Justin Braun (Chivas USA, 2008), MF Jonny Steele (Puerto Rico Islanders, 2009) - have first-hand CCL experience with other teams ... Two of RSL’s current players - MF Will Johnson & MF Ned Grabavoy - have appeared in all 14 of RSL’s previous CONCACAF matches, while only DF Tony Beltran did not start in the 2010/11 CCL Final amongst Kreis’ so-called “first-choice” XI (Robbie Russell) ...

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RSL’S INTERNATIONAL HISTORY:

With the 2-0 win over Tauro FC on Aug. 21, RSL improved to 13-8-6 all-time in international contests, with a positive goal differential (45 goals for / 34 goals against) … In meaningful int’l competition, RSL is now 7-4-3 (28 GF / 18 GA) … In the Jason Kreis era, RSL improves to 9-4-2 vs. visiting international squads (does NOT include league matches against visiting Canadian teams, against whom RSL is now 9-1-0 (24/9 goal +/-) after the July 27 win v VAN; however, DOES include CCL games vs Columbus) … The rundown, with games against Panamanian teams in RED and CCL games in blue: (13-8-6 – 45 GF / 34 GA)

Date

* - XanGo Cup

Opponent

# - CCL

Score Result

June 8, 2005 Universidad Catolica (CHL) 3-2 W August 24, 2005 Harbour View F.C. (JAM) 1-1 T July 19, 2006 Monarcas Morelia (MEX) 1-3 L August 12, 2006 Real Madrid (ESP)* 0-2 L April 18, 2007 Fiji National Team 3-0 W June 7, 2007 Chinese National Team 1-0 W July 21, 2007 Everton F.C. (ENG)* 2-0 W July 24, 2007 Boca Juniors (ARG)* 1-1 T July 9, 2008 Santos Laguna (MEX)* 1-4 L July 23, 2008 Dep. Saprissa (CRC) 1-2 L Sept. 3, 2008 U.A.N.L. (Tigres) (MEX) 1-0 W July 11, 2009 C.F. América (MEX)* 1-0 W Oct. 7, 2009 CD Guadalajara (MEX) 1-1 T June 19, 2010 Puntarenas F.C. (CRC) 2-0 W -----------------------------------------------------------------

CCL

August 18, 2010 Árabe Unido (PAN) # 2-1 W August 25, 2010 @ Cruz Azul (MEX) # 4-5 L Sept. 15, 2010 Toronto FC (CAN) # 4-1 W Sept. 22, 2010 @ Arabe Unido (PAN) # 3-2 W Sept. 28, 2010 @ Toronto FC (CAN) # 1-1 T Oct. 19, 2010 Cruz Azul (MEX) # 3-1 W Feb. 22, 2011 @ Columbus (USA) # 0-0 T March 1, 2011 Columbus Crew (USA) # 4-1 W March 15, 2011 Dep. Saprissa (CRC) # 2-0 W April 5, 2011 @ Dep. Saprissa (CRC) # 1-2 L* April 20, 2011 @ Monterrey (MEX) # 2-2 T April 27, 2011 Monterrey (MEX) # 0-1 L July 31, 2012 @ Herediano (CRC)# 0-1 L August 21, 2012 Tauro FC (PAN) 2-0 W Sept. 18, 2012 @ Tauro FC (PAN) Oct. 23, 2012 Herediano (CRC) * RSL advances 3-2 on aggregate

MONTERREY REWIND:

The Aug. 21 game was RSL’s first at home since dropping the 2010/11 CONCACAF Champions League Final 2nd leg at Rio Tinto Stadium back on April 27, 2011, allowing an Humberto Suazo goal in first-half stoppage time to stand up following a 2-2 road draw south of the border at Estadio Tecnologico ... RSL now missing Nat Borchers (red card), Jamison Olave (injury), Andy Williams (retired) & Robbie Russell (traded) from the XI against Monterrey ... RSL Captain Kyle Beckerman missed that milestone game due to a yellow card in the previous leg, as RSL failed to hoist a trophy at home for the second time in as many tries, also following 0-1 at home in the 2008 Western Conference Final against New York ...


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2012 REAL SALT LAKE MISCELLANEOUS STATS:

2012 MLS CATEGORICAL W-L-T (GF/GA):

Quickest Goals Scored:

MLS Reg. Season:

Home Road

Overall

One-Goal Games:

6-4-0

8-6-0

In In In In In In In

1-1-0 (2/1) 2-0-0 (6/3) 3-0-0 (6/2) 0-2-1 (2/5) 2-0-0 (5/3) 1-0-1 (1/0) 0-2-0 (3/5) 1-1-0 (3/2) 3-0-1 (7/1) 0-1-0 (0/5) 0-1-0 (1/2) 0-2-1 (1/3) 1-0-0 (1/0)

3-1-0 (8/4) 3-2-1 (8/7) 3-0-1 (6/3) 1-3-0 (6/7) 3-1-1 (7/6) 0-3-1 (2/5) 1-0-0 (1/0)

vs. East: vs. West:

5-0-0 (9/3) 5-4-1 (16/11)

0-2-2 (0/3) 4-4-1 (13/15)

5-2-2 (9/6) 9-8-2 (29/26)

First 17 games: Last 17 games:

6-3-0 (16/11) 4-1-1 (9/3)

4-2-2 (12/8) 0-4-1 (1/10)

10-5-2 (28/19) 4-5-2 (10/13)

Before All-Star: Since All-Star:

8-3-1 (21/11) 2-1-0 (4/3)

4-4-2 (12/15) 0-2-1 (1/3)

12-7-3 (33/26) 2-3-1 (5/6)

9-1-0 Scoring First: Opp. Scoring First: 1-3-0

3-0-0 1-6-1

12-1-0 2-9-1

Leading at Half: Tied at Half: Trailing at Half:

6-1-0 4-3-1 n/a

2-0-0 2-2-2 0-4-1

8-1-0 6-5-3 0-4-1

Leading at 75’: Tied at 75’: Trailing at 75’:

9-0-0 1-2-1 0-2-0

2-0-0 1-1-3 1-5-0

11-0-0 2-3-4 1-7-0

7’ - Beckerman; 4/28 v TOR 13’ - Paulo Jr.; 4/04 v MTL (PK) 20’ – Saborio; 4/07 v COL

Quickest Goals Allowed:

16’ - Tchani; 6/30 @ CLB 20’ - Brettschneider; 5/5 v NE

89’ – Steele; 3/31 @ POR

RSL Equalizers after 75’:

Opp. Equalizers after 75’:

77’ - Henry; 4/28 v TOR

93+’ – Beckerman; 3/31 @ POR 93+’ - Steele; 4/28 v TOR 93+’ - Borchers; 5/26 v DAL

92+’ - Dawkins, SJ; 4/21 @ SJ 94+’ - Ferreira, DAL: 8/18 v DAL

RSL Game-Winners after 75’:

Opposition GWG after 75’: RSL Multi-Goal Games:

Saborio (3); 7/7 v POR Saborio (2); 5/5 v NE Saborio (2); 5/26 v DAL Espindola (2); 6/16 @ CHV Saborio (2); 7/27 v VAN

Opp. Multi-Goal Games:

Nagbe (2); 3/31 @ POR Donovan (2); 6/20 v LA

RSL Multi-Assist Games:

Beltran (2); 4/07 v COL Beckerman (2); 6/16 @ CHV Espindola (2); 6/20 v LA

Opp. Multi-Assist Games:

Beitashour (2); 4/21 @ SJ Magee (2); 6/20 v LA

Saborio (3); 7/7 v POR

RSL Hat Tricks:

Opp. Hat Tricks:

Wondolowski (3); 7/14 @ SJ

Own Goals for RSL:

Francis, LA; 3/10 @ LA, 72’ Eckersley, TOR: 4/28 v TOR, 72’

RSL Red Cards Received:

29’ - Espindola, 4/21 @ SJ 69’ - Olave, 4/21 @ SJ 59’ - Johnson, 5/5 v NE 57’ - Beckerman, 7/14 @ SJ

81’ - Cardenas, 5/5 v NE 73’ - Chara, 7/7 v POR

Opp. Red Cards Received:

March: April: May: June: July: August: Sept:

10-4-1 (25/14) 4-6-3 (13/18) 2-2-0

14-10-4 (38/32)

Day Games: 0-1-0 (1/2) Night Games: 10-4-1 (25/14) 4-5-3 (12/16)

0-1-0 (1/2) 14-9-4 (37/30)

On Grass: On Turf:

10-4-1 (25/14) 2-5-3 (8/14) n/a 2-1-0 (5/4)

12-9-4 (33/28) 2-1-0 (5/4)

In Red: In White:

10-4-1 (25/14) 2-3-0 (4/6) n/a 2-3-3 (6/10)

12-7-1 (32/22) 2-3-3 (6/10)

On ABC4: 2-1-0 (5/2) On CW30: 8-3-1 (20/12) On NBC Sports: On ESPN2: On Telefutura: Opp. Local TV: 10-4-1 (25/14)

4-4-0 (12/14) 0-2-2 (1/4) 0-0-1 (0/0)

6-5-0 (17/16) 8-5-3 (20/16) 0-0-1 (0/0)

4-6-2 (13/18)

14-10-3 (38/32)

MLS Reg. Season: 10-4-1 (25/14) 4-6-3 (13/18) MLS Reserves: 1-2-1 (3/6) 0-3-0 (1/6) U.S. Open Cup: 0-1-0 (1/3) n/a CONCACAF CL: 1-0-0 (2/0) 0-1-0 (0/1) Friendlies: NONE TOTALS 12-7-2 (31/23) 4-10-2 (14/25)

2012 RSL AWARD WINNERS MLS Player of the Week

Week 20 – FW Alvaro Saborio (3g v POR)

MLS Goal of the Week

Week 5 – FW Alvaro Saborio (20’ v COL) Week 8 - MF Kyle Beckerman (53’ @ SJ)

MLS Save of the Week Week Week Week Week

1 - GK Nick Rimando (88’ @ LA v Keane) 6 – GK Nick Rimando (70’ @ KC v Kamara) 8 - GK Nick Rimando (74’ @ SJ v Baca) 9 - GK Nick Rimando (71’ v NE v Feilhaber)

14-10-4 (38/32) 1-5-1 (4/12) 0-1-0 (1/3) 1-1-0 (2/1)

16-15-4 (42/48)


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RSL INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (ALL-TIME) INCLUDES GAMES OF Sept. 1, 2012 (active players in claret) GAMES PLAY / START Andy Williams Nick Rimando Kyle Beckerman Nat Borchers Chris Wingert Jamison Olave Javier Morales Will Johnson Fabian Espindola Tony Beltran

GP 189 169 146 140 148 117 122 112 119 104

GS 122 169 142 140 137 116 110 103 98 93

MINUTES PLAYED Nick Rimando Kyle Beckerman Nat Borchers Chris Wingert Andy Williams Jamison Olave Javier Morales Will Johnson Tony Beltran Fabian Espindola

MIN 16155 13676 12399 12263 11536 10095 9585 9338 8343 8172

GOALS Alvaro Saborio Fabian Espindola Robbie Findley Javier Morales Jeff Cunningham Kyle Beckerman Jason Kreis Yura Movsisyan Andy Williams Jamison Olave

GP GOALS 78 37 119 32 96 29 122 19 38 19 146 17 58 17 53 15 189 14 117 10

GAME-WINNING GOALS Alvaro Saborio Fabian Espindola Javier Morales Robbie Findley Kyle Beckerman Jeff Cunningham Andy Williams Nat Borchers Will Johnson Jason Kreis

GP 78 119 122 96 146 38 189 140 112 58

GWG 14 10 9 9 5 4 4 3 3 3

HAT TRICKS Alvaro Saborio Robbie Findley

GP 78 96

HATS 1 1

MULTI-GOAL GAMES Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham Robbie Findley Fabian Espindola Javier Morales Yura Movsisyan Kyle Beckerman Chris Brown Atiba Harris Jason Kreis

GP 78 38 96 119 122 53 146 60 43 58

2+ G GM 9 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1

PENALTY-KICK GOALS Alvaro Saborio Jeff Cunningham Jason Kreis Robbie Findley Carey Talley Freddy Adu Alecko Eskandarian Fabian Espindola Will Johnson Dema Kovalenko Javier Morales Andy Williams Paulo Junior

GP 78 38 58 96 60 11 17 119 112 22 122 189 34

PKG 8 5 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

ASSISTS Javier Morales Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Fabian Espindola Robbie Findley Jeff Cunningham Clint Mathis Chris Wingert Chris Klein Jason Kreis Robbie Russell Carey Talley

GP ASTS 122 40 189 29 146 21 119 14 96 13 38 11 66 11 148 11 43 9 58 9 78 9 60 9

GAME-WINNING ASSISTS GP Kyle Beckerman 146 Javier Morales 122 Fabian Espindola 119 Robbie Findley 96 Andy Williams 189 Clint Mathis 66 Robbie Russell 78 Tony Beltran 104 Jeff Cunningham 38 5 players tied with 2

GWA 13 10 6 5 5 4 4 3 3

GP 119 189 122 146 112 78 96 58 53 38

SHT 234 232 164 141 173 177 157 132 143 94

SHOTS / SOG Fabian Espindola Andy Williams Javier Morales Kyle Beckerman Will Johnson Alvaro Saborio Robbie Findley Jason Kreis Yura Movsisyan Jeff Cunningham

SOG 111 83 75 73 73 73 69 57 65 52


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RSL INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (ALL-TIME) INCLUDES GAMES OF Sept. 1, 2012 (active players in claret) FOULS COMMITTED Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Javier Morales Fabian Espindola Jamison Olave Chris Wingert Alvaro Saborio Will Johnson Nat Borchers Carey Talley

GP 189 146 122 119 117 148 78 112 139 60

FC 198 203 160 156 152 146 99 97 96 95

FOULS SUFFERED Andy Williams Javier Morales Kyle Beckerman Fabian Espindola Will Johnson Ned Grabavoy Carey Talley Alvaro Saborio Chris Wingert Robbie Findley

GP 189 122 146 119 112 91 60 78 148 96

FS 269 264 143 124 115 98 91 95 86 85

CAUTIONS (YELLOWS) Kyle Beckerman Jamison Olave Fabian Espindola Chris Wingert Will Johnson Andy Williams Javier Morales Nat Borchers Clint Mathis Carey Talley

GP 146 117 119 148 112 189 122 140 66 60

CAUT 35 30 25 24 22 21 20 14 14 14

EJECTIONS (RED CARDS) Jamison Olave Fabian Espindola Andy Williams Will Johnson Nat Borchers Kyle Beckerman Clint Mathis 18 players tied with 1

GP 117 119 189 112 140 146 66

EJECT 5 3 3 2 2 2 2

CORNER KICKS Javier Morales Andy Williams Kyle Beckerman Chris Klein Clint Mathis

GP 122 189 146 43 66

CK 407 225 84 76 52

OFFSIDES Fabian Espindola Alvaro Saborio Robbie Findley Jeff Cunningham Jason Kreis

GP 118 77 96 38 58

OFF 109 87 60 45 44

GAMES PLAYED IN GOAL GP Nick Rimando 169 Scott Garlick 31 D.J. Countess 27 Kyle Reynish 7 Chris Seitz 7 Jay Nolly 7 Brian Kamler 1 MIN PLAYED IN GOAL Nick Rimando Scott Garlick D.J. Countess Chris Seitz Kyle Reynish Jay Nolly Brian Kamler

GS 169 31 27 6 7 6 0

MIN 15175 2745 2422 630 595 585 8

GOALS AGAINST AVG.

PLAYER GP MIN SHT SVS GA GAA W-L-T SHO Nick Rimando 169 15175 757 545 189 1.15 68-58-43 61

WINNING PCT Nick Rimando

GP WON LOST TIED PCT 169 68 58 43 .530

WINS Nick Rimando Scott Garlick D.J. Countess Kyle Reynish Jay Nolly Chris Seitz

GP WON 169 68 31 10 27 4 7 2 7 1 7 1

LOSSES Nick Rimando D.J. Countess Scott Garlick Jay Nolly Chris Seitz

GP LOST 169 58 27 19 31 12 7 4 7 4

SAVES Nick Rimando D.J. Countess Scott Garlick Jay Nolly Chris Seitz Kyle Reynish

GP 169 27 31 7 7 7

SHUTOUTS Nick Rimando D.J. Countess Scott Garlick Kyle Reynish Chris Seitz

GP SHO 169 61 27 4 31 4 7 3 7 1

SAVES PERCENTAGE Nick Rimando

GP 169

SVS 543 112 108 41 19 19

SAVES SOG PCT 545 757 71.7


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TONY BELTRAN

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 12/16/92 HOMETOWN: El Paso, TX ACQUIRED: Signed as Home Grown Player, 1/11/12 LAST CLUB: C.A. Penarol (Uruguay) PRONOUNCIATION: LAW-lo LAST GAME: yet to appear in an RSL league match

HEIGHT: 5-8 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 10/11/87 HOMETOWN: Claremont, CA ACQUIRED: PRONOUNCIATION: BELL - trann LAST SEASON: Played 28 games (23 starts) in all comps (1 G / 1 A) LAST MLS GOAL: yet to score in 104 career MLS games LAST MLS ASSIST: 04/07/12 v COL (20’/57’) - 20 games ago LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v DC

Real Salt Lake’s eye towards the future was bolstered in February with the signing of promising goalkeeper Lalo Fernandez as the club’s third-ever Homegrown Player. The addition of Fernandez marks the second dip into the Homegrown Player well by Real Salt Lake in less than a year, following on the heels of fellow RSL-Arizona Academy product Nico Muñiz (Sept. 2011) and Donny Toia (May 2011).

After playing the second-most minutes of his career in 2011, Tony Beltran again showed why he belongs in the discussion with the best outside backs in Major League Soccer. For the second time in his career the 24-year-old made more than 20 starts and helped solidify a back line that was depleted by injuries all season long – until he unfortunately suffered one of his own, limiting his minutes in the final two months of the season.

The 19-year-old Fernandez has kept busy over the last year-and-a-half, helping the RSL-Arizona Under-18 squad begin its first season in U.S. Soccer Development Academy in October 2010 and going 5-3-3 (1.00 GAA, 4 shutouts) in 11 appearances through the spring of 2011. After initially agreeing to play collegiately at the University of Wisconsin, Fernandez tacked course and tested the international waters, first spending a training stint with Mexican first division side Atlas – based in his birthplace of Guadalajara – before signing with Uruguayan power C.A. Peñarol last August.

While his staunch 1-v-1 defending continued to be rock solid, the cerebral and supremely fit Beltran has also provided more consistency when jumping into the attack, his flying runs up either flank ending with dangerous service into the area more often than during his previous two seasons of play. It can’t be long until Beltran sheds the status of one of the most underrated outside defenders in Major League Soccer, but, until then, the RSL braintrust will be more than happy to unleash the mature-beyond-his-years winger upon opponents that may underestimate the UCLA product’s considerable talent and tenacity.

The 6-foot-3, 165-pound Fernandez has been involved in the Youth National Team set-ups of both the United States and Mexico, playing for the Mexican Under-17s and training with the U.S. Under-20s last November. The El Paso, Texas, native’s goalkeeping skills run in the family, as his father, enjoyed a career as a professional netminder in Mexico.

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KWAME WATSON-SIRIBOE

DEFENDER

4

JAMISON OLAVE

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 197 DOB: HOMETOWN: Chino Hills, CA ACQUIRED: June 2012 PRONOUNCIATION: LAST SEASON: LAST MLS GOAL: has not scored in 19 career MLS appearances LAST MLS ASSIST: no assists in 19 career MLS appearances

WEIGHT: 210 DOB: 4/21/81 HEIGHT: 6-3 ACQUIRED: March, 2008 HOMETOWN: Medellin, Colombia PRONOUNCIATION: HAW-miss-son oh-LAW-vay LAST SEASON: Played 31 games (all starts) in all competitions, scoring 3 goals, adding 1 assist and named MLS Best XI LAST MLS GOAL: 07/23/11 v SJ (83’) - 28 games ago

LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - start / 90’ in 1-0 W v DC

LAST MLS ASSIST: 4/28/11 v TOR (7’) - 10 games ago LAST MLS GAME: 07/21/12 - start/63’ in 2-0 W v COL It seemed to take a couple of years for MLS fans and pundits to fully appreciate the depth of talent that RSL center back Jamison Olave possessed. However, now that he’s a known commodity, the RSL center back can’t seem to stop the plaudits coming his way, the ultra-athletic center back garnering spots on the MLS Best XI and MLS All-Star teams for a second consecutive season in 2011. He began the year by not only displaying his usual defensive prowess, but also securing himself an even bigger spot in RSL lore courtesy of some offense, as it was his goal at Deportivo Saprissa that would swing the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinal series the Utah side’s way. While RSL fans loved seeing “The Verb” represent the Claret-and-Cobalt against Manchester United in the All-Star Game once again, they were also left holding their collective breath after a sliding tackle sidelined him with an MCL sprain in his left knee. Success, it appeared, might come at a price. However, Olave would return after missing only a month, using his unique blend of size and closing speed – in addition to a growing sense of comfort with the ball at his feet – to keep opposing forwards on lockdown. Olave would again suffer from injury, this time a quadriceps strain, during the 2011 postseason, but the 2012 preseason sees the Colombian fit as a fiddle and ready to lead the RSL backline to more impressive and historic numbers – more specifically the ones in the “W” and “SO” columns. And, speaking of numbers, the 30-year-old Olave will hit a nice round one the next time he sees the field, as his next appearance on the fiels will mark his 100th in MLS regular season play.


REAL SALT LAKE @ HOUSTON DYNAMO THURSDAY SEPT. 6 2012

5

KYLE BECKERMAN

6:30PM MT

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 165 DOB: 4/23/82 HOMETOWN: Crofton, MD ACQUIRED: Trade with Colorado for Mehdi Ballouchy on 6/17/07 LAST SEASON: Played 36 games (34 starts) as Captain, scoring 3 goals & 9 assists (6 game-winners), earning USMNT call-ups and All-Star consideration LAST MLS GOAL: 06/20/12 v LA (9’) - 11 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/07/12 v POR (60’) - 8 games ago LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v DC Many players start to think about the next stage of their careers after a dozen seasons in the pros, the portion involving final contracts, farewell tours and the like. However, most players aren’t like Kyle Beckerman, whose 12th season only propelled him towards bigger heights both with his club and for his country, as 2011 saw the RSL captain go from a perennial MLS All-Star and part-time U.S. Men’s National Team performer to a legitimate league MVP candidate and First XI stalwart for Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA squad. Beckerman’s ability to step up his game in the absence of main playmaker Javier Morales showed both on and off the stat sheet, his increased leadership role on the field during an adversityfilled 2011 proving just as crucial as his career-best nine assists (including six game-winning helpers) across regular season play. The 29-year-old Beckerman is hitting his peak as he enters 2012, a year in which he’ll likely leap into the league’s all-time top 20 in games played and started while also playing an integral role for the US Men’s National Team as it begins its qualifying journey for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil. While an offseason adductor strain might have slowed RSL’s heart-and-soul down temporarily, Beckerman should be ready to set the tone for the Claretand-Cobalt right out of the gates in what he hopes is a lucky 13th season in MLS.

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FABIAN ESPINDOLA

FORWARD

BBVA COMPASS STADIUM

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HOUSTON, TX

NAT BORCHERS

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 175 DOB: 4/13/81 HOMETOWN: Pueblo, CO ACQUIRED: Feb. 2008 PRONOUNCIATION: NATT LAST SEASON: Played team-high 37 games (all starts), scoring 4 goals & 1 assist as MLS DF of the Year Finalist LAST MLS GOAL: 08/11/12 @ VAN (93+) - 3 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 05/7/11 v CHV (87’) - 46 games ago LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v DC Ever since he crashed the Colorado Rapids roster as an undrafted camp invitee back in 2003, Nat Borchers has been tough to take off the roster sheet … make that nearly impossible to take off. While missing four of 34 regular season games like Borchers did in 2011 wouldn’t be noteworthy for most players, for the “Ironman of MLS” it was more than a bit out of the ordinary. And even with that said, Borchers’ 30 starts last season allowed him to become the only player across Major League Soccer with at least 29 starts in each of the last four years. Death … Taxes … Borchers, indeed. The big story for Real Salt Lake as it approaches its season opener in Los Angeles might just be if the three-time RSL Defender of the Year winner will be in Jason Kreis’ First XI. The right quadriceps strain the 30-year-old backline staple suffered in last October’s postseason opener against Seattle has forced a cautious approach during this year’s preseason camp, but Borchers vows to be ready to go for rematch of the Western Conference Championship … a game the ever-steady center back would have certainly been a difference-maker in had he been able to give it a go.

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WILL JOHNSON

HEIGHT: 5-9 WEIGHT: 160 DOB: 5/4/85 HOMETOWN: Buenos Aires, Argentina ACQUIRED: 8/07 PRONOUNCIATION: fah - bee - AHN ess - PEEN - doh - lah LAST SEASON: Played 34 games (32 starts) in all competitions, scoring career-high 11 goals & 5 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 6/16/12 @ CHV (41’/54’) -11 games ago

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 1/21/87 HOMETOWN: Woodridge, IL ACQUIRED: July, 2008 PRONOUNCIATION: LAST SEASON: Played 33 games (30 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals & 2 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 09/01/12 v DC (48’) - ACTIVE

LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/21/12 v COL (32’) - 5 games ago LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - sub /27’ in 1-0 W v DC

LAST MLS ASSIST: 04/25/12 @ DAL (72’) - 19 games ago LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - start/90’/GWG in 1-0 W v DC

MIDFIELDER

Seemingly overshadowed by other forwards every since he joined Real Salt Lake five years ago, the attention turned Fabian Espíndola’s way in 2011 seemed to increase. Then again, everything involving Espíndola seemed to be ratcheted up a notch last season – his focus, an already-high energy-level and even his notoriety across the league all received noticeable bumps. However, the most important thing the fiery Argentine increased last year was his production, as Espíndola knocked home a career-best 10 goals in league play and added a goal and two assists during RSL’s CONCACAF Champions League run that allowed to Utahns to continue their historic path to the tourney’s finals.

Will Johnson was a busy guy in 2011, but when you’re depended upon to be a stalwart for both your club and country, well, that just goes with the territory. But with Johnson possessing one of – if not the best – motors in all of Major League Soccer, the industrious 25-year-old not only has the stamina to handle the added workload, but the pride and character to relish it. He also has the history to prove he can handle the added miles as well, playing at least 2,000 minutes and in at least 25 regular season contests for the Claretand-Cobalt in each of his first three full seasons … and that’s not counting the additional wear-and-tear (and pressure) endured during Cup competitions.

It’s easy to forget that Espíndola was a part of the massive rebuilding process that Jason Kreis began midway through 2007; and yet, at the same time, it seems hard to think about RSL without the passion and grit of the 26-year-old forward. Re-signing Espíndola was priority #1 for Real Salt Lake this past offseason, and when two sides were able to agree to a four-year pact you could almost hear an audible sigh of relief from Claret-and-Cobalt fans near and far. With his regular up-top running mate, Álvaro Saborío, a question mark for the start of the campaign, the scoring burden will likely fall to Espíndola – then again, that’s something the confident striker will likely pick up as well.

With another round of World Cup qualifying in store for his Canadian National Team and another run in the CONCACAF Champions League on the docket for Real Salt Lake, it’s going to be another chock full calendar in 2012 for Johnson, who will again be depended upon to man the left side of RSL’s midfield diamond. While a procedure to correct a sports hernia issue might slow Johnson down for the first few weeks of the season, the RSL faithful can rest assured his odometer will start spinning furiously sooner rather than later.


REAL SALT LAKE @ HOUSTON DYNAMO THURSDAY SEPT. 6 2012

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JAVIER MORALES

6:30PM MT

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-9 WEIGHT: 165 DOB: 1/10/80 HOMETOWN: Buenos Aires, Argentina ACQUIRED: 8/07 PRONOUNCIATION: HAW-vee-err LAST SEASON: Played 16 games (15 starts) in all competitions, scoring 5 goals & 4 assists in injury-shortened campaign LAST MLS GOAL: 06/23/12 v SJ (79’) - 12 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 08/18/12 v DAL (75’) - 2 games ago LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v DC Perhaps no player in Major League Soccer was poised to have a better 2011 than Javier Morales. From the get-go, the Argentine midfield maestro was pulling the strings for a Real Salt Lake side on the cusp of international glory, his infectious attitude, quiet leadership and abundant skill helping a pioneering club earn plaudits from every corner of America’s soccer landscape. So while RSL’s disappointment at the end of its CONCACAF Champions League run in late April was a tough blow for the squad, it’s quite telling that the result’s effect on the team’s season paled in comparison to the loss of Morales to an ankle injury just 10 days after the stinging defeat. It is also telling that, during a stretch of two weeks when clumsy challenges like the one Morales suffered from felled some of MLS’ other brightest attacking talents, RSL’s playmaker vowed to come back before season’s end. Anyone who saw the incident must have thought Morales’ thoughts were wishful thinking at best, but they also weren’t witness to the hard work he put in day after day. While the air was sucked out of the building that day, Morales knew it wasn’t sucked out of the season, and he wanted to make sure he could help the squad finish the challenge it had laid down at the start of the year – add hardware to the trophy case.

BBVA COMPASS STADIUM

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HOUSTON, TX

EMILIANO BONFIGLI

FORWARD

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 4/15/88 HOMETOWN: Bahia Blanca, Argentina ACQUIRED: 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft PRONOUNCIATION: bone-FIGG-lee LAST MLS GOAL: 04/25/12 @ DAL (72’) - 4 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: has not assisted in 6 career MLS games LAST GAME: 08/04/12 - sub/25’ in 0-1 L @ COL

Five years ago, Real Salt Lake brought a young Argentinean striker into its side by the name of Fabian Espíndola … and now the Utah side is hoping it has unearthed a similar talent in his countryman, Emiliano Bonfigli. The lanky striker proved worth taking a flyer on in the MLS Supplemental Draft, the 23-year-old showing more than enough finishing prowess during RSL’s opening preseason camp to earn a spot on the team’s forward depth chart. With a congested schedule ahead, expect Bonfigli to be firmly in the mix for the “spot starter” role up top alongside fellow “young guns” Paulo Jr. and Cody Arnoux.

While that goal wouldn’t come to fruition, the comeback of Morales inspired not only his teammates, but the RSL faithful as well, who could not get enough updates on the status of “Javi” and when – not if – he would return to the field. While Morales was never back to 100% during the final six weeks of the season, he showed plenty enough to make it clear that he was closer than anyone, save himself, might have thought. But, perhaps more than anything, his comeback allowed everyone the opportunity to remember a different image of #11 at Rio Tinto Stadium in 2011 – the thunderous standing ovation he received upon entering the Sept. 28 match against Chicago in front of the largest crowd in the stadium’s history. 20,762 fans, all there to pay tribute to the heart-and-soul of RSL, to see the maestro pick up his baton once again. The start of the 2012 campaign sees Morales continuing to overcome injury, an offseason procedure to clean out bone spurs in his left foot and a right quad strain suffered during the preseason limiting him during the squad’s preparations for the upcoming season. But if 2011 proved anything, it’s that Morales will be able to overcome any challenge thrown at him … and likely sooner than anyone could imagine.

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JUSTIN BRAUN

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 185 DOB: 3/25/82 HOMETOWN: Salt Lake City ACQUIRED: July 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: LAST SEASON: Played 29 games (22 starts) with 8 goals LAST MLS GOAL: 09/24/11 v TOR - 15 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 05/05/12 @ KC - 7 games ago LAST GAME: 08/18/12 - sub/35’ in 1-2 L v DAL

FORWARD

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YORDANY ALVAREZ

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 165 DOB: 5/24/85 HOMETOWN: Cienfuegos, Cuba ACQUIRED: Sept. 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: jor-DONN-ee LAST SEASON: Played 5 games (4 starts) on loan from Orlando City, where he was named 2011 USL PRO MVP as championship-winner LAST MLS GOAL: yet to score in 18 career games LAST MLS ASSIST: yet to assist in 18 career games LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - sub/2’ in 1-0 W v DC When it came to taking advantage of an opportunity in 2011, nobody did it better than midfielder Yordany Alvarez, who parlayed his USL PRO League MVP performance for Orlando City S.C. into a quasi-starting gig last September shortly after joining Real Salt Lake on loan at the roster freeze deadline. The one-time Cuban international provided quality cover for Kyle Beckerman, whose suspensions and U.S. MNT call-ups across the last quarter of the season forced Alvarez onto the field for five contests. The 26-year-old performed well enough during the impromptu “trial by fire” that RSL sought to secure his services on a more permanent basis, and the Utah side did just that in February by coming to buyout terms with Orlando and locking up the holding midfielder via a new three-year deal. With Beckerman again slated to pull double-duty for club and country during much of 2012, fans can expect to see Alvarez back in the Starting XI mix on many more occasions.


REAL SALT LAKE @ HOUSTON DYNAMO THURSDAY SEPT. 6 2012

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ALVARO SABORIO

6:30PM MT

FORWARD

HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 3/25/82 HOMETOWN: San Carlos, Costa Rica ACQUIRED: March 2010 PRONOUNCIATION: AL-vuh-ro sabb-oh-REE-oh LAST SEASON: Played 29 games (28 starts) in all competitions, scoring team-high 13 goals (incl. 5 game-winners) & 4 assists LAST MLS GOAL: 08/18/12 v DAL (75’) - 2 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/21/12 v COL (90’) - 6 games ago LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - start/88’ in 1-0 W v DC

BBVA COMPASS STADIUM

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HOUSTON, TX

CHRIS WINGERT

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 6/16/82 HOMETOWN: Babylon, NY ACQUIRED: Trade with COL, 6/14/07 LAST SEASON: Played 29 games (28 starts) in all competitions, tallying one assist LAST MLS GOAL: 05/22/10 @ CHV - 78 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/07/12 v POR (62’) - 8 games ago LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - start/90’/YELLOW in 1-0 W v DC

As a forward there’s always pressure to perform, and in 2011 the pressure seemed to be both a blessing and a curse for Álvaro Saborío, who began the year with a new contract that heaped on the added weight of becoming Real Salt Lake’s first-ever “Designated Player” (though the title was more a technicality thanks to the transfer fees involved in obtaining his full rights). The roller-coaster season saw Saborío bag goals in bunches and in some critical moments, but also included some droughts and mountains of adversity on the national team front for his native Costa Rica.

The outside back position in RSL’s 4-4-2 system is perhaps one of the most challenging spots in Major League Soccer – to call them “defenders” is simply not doing them justice. The role requires players to have the physicality to defend one-on-one, the speed and stamina to make run after run up and down the flank to provide width in attack and the technical acumen to make things happen with the ball, be it by providing crosses into the area or quick combinations with the midfield. You have to be smart, disciplined and in ridiculously good shape … in other words, you almost have to be Chris Wingert.

A part of that ebb-and-flow of output was due to injury, as Saborío rushed back from offseason knee surgery quickly in order to help keep his hot hand in the CONCACAF Champions League going from the prior fall. While he indeed helped carry the squad to the tournament’s finals, his production and availability would suffer in the months to follow, only to ratchet back up during a torrid stretch in mid-summer. When the dust settled, “Sabo” had collected 16 goals across 32 games in all competitions, keeping pace with the 18 tallies in 36 contests the season prior. The wear-and-tear resulted in another surgery on his right knee immediately after the season, making his return to the line-up at the start of 2012 a question mark. However, the “Tico Terror” won’t be sidelined for long, as he has progressed strongly during the club’s preseason camps and is expected to be on the field and creating havoc for the opposition by April at the very latest.

The 29-year-old Wingert will enter the 2012 season as RSL’s longest-tenured field player, beating out his former ex-Colorado teammate Kyle Beckerman for the honor by three days courtesy of their back-to-back trades in mid-July 2007. That longevity has not only shot him up the RSL all-time rankings in numerous categories, but it’s also allowed him to master the abilities necessary to thrive on the island that can sometimes be the outside back position in Jason Kreis’ preferred line-up. To protect against the wear-and-tear that saw nagging injuries effect the three-man rotation of Wingert, Tony Beltran and the departed Robbie Russell last season, the Claret-and-Cobalt will hope Wingert can mentor whichever two players emerge in the back-up battle out wide during preseason to increase the rotation to four by midseason. If there’s anyone up for the task of mentoring it would be Wingert, a locker room leader who also has the NSCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor from his Senior season at St. John’s in his back pocket.

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NICK RIMANDO

GOALKEEPER

HEIGHT: 5-9 WEIGHT: 185 DOB: 6/17/79 HOMETOWN: Montclair, CA ACQUIRED: Trade with NY, March, 2007 LAST SEASON: Played 39 games (all starts) in all competitions in goal for RSL, with 16 wins and 15 shutouts and a 1.08 GAA LAST MLS WIN: 09/01/12 v DC - ACTIVE 1-game streak LAST MLS SHUTOUT: 09/01/12 v DC - ACTIVE 2-game streak LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - start/90’/2 saves in 1-0 W v DC Nick Rimando would have been hard-pressed to duplicate the record-setting 2010 campaign he presided over between the posts for Real Salt Lake, but his 2011 season was not all that far behind. Once again finishing at or near the top of Major League Soccer in goals against average, shutouts and wins, Rimando’s 12th MLS season gave credence to the theory that the shelf life of the American goalkeeper is almost limitless … a good sign now that the 32-year-old Rimando is the elder statesman of the Claret-and-Cobalt after the offseason retirement of Andy Williams. That being said, it takes more than age to climb towards the top of MLS’ record books, which is exactly what Rimando has done by ranking second in all-time shutouts (87) and third in wins (121), games played in goal (288), starts in goal (also 288) and minutes in goal (26,073). Much like teammate Kyle Beckerman, Rimando’s international career has also picked up steam once again, as the Southern California native has been a regular call-up under the new regime of Jurgen Klinsmann since his appointment as USMNT’s sideline boss last summer. If Rimando can continue to produce sparkling performances like the first half he turned in against Panama in January, it will be a busy year of shuffling between club and country for the RSL fanbase’s favorite “homeboy.”

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ENZO MARTINEZ

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 160 DOB: 9/29/90 HOMETOWN: Rock Hill, SC ACQUIRED: 2011 MLS SuperDraft, 17th overall pick, 1/15/12 PRONOUNCIATION: ENN-zoh LAST GAME: 04/08/12 - start/45’ in 0-1 L v COL (reserves)

Some things are just meant to be, and that seemed to be the general consensus when highly-touted midfielder Enzo Martinez fell right into the lap of Real Salt Lake late in the first round of January’s MLS SuperDraft in Kansas City. Why the key cog for North Carolina’s College Cup-winning side slid to the 17th overall pick will never be known, but what is for certain is that the motivated midfielder’s savvy on the ball, mature decision-making and industrious workrate will make the native Uruguayan a perfect fit in the diamond midfield RSL has perfected under Jason Kreis. While the RSL Technical Staff gushed about the Generation adidas product’s production and ability, it was even more impressed with his maturity off the field, forcing many of the pundits who questioned where the 21-year-old might fit on the field for many teams to also admit that the Claret-and-Cobalt might just have come away with the steal of draft day.


REAL SALT LAKE @ HOUSTON DYNAMO THURSDAY SEPT. 6 2012

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NED GRABAVOY

6:30PM MT

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 150 DOB: 7/1/83 HOMETOWN: New Lenox, IL ACQUIRED: Waivers from SJ Earthquakes, 3/--/09 LAST SEASON: Played 33 games (25 starts) in all competitions, scoring playoff-series-clinching goal vs SEA in West Semis LAST MLS GOAL: 10/16/10 v DAL (59’) - 48 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/27/12 v VAN (58’) - 5 games ago LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - start/90’ in 1-0 W v DC

With Williams retiring during the offseason, the versatile Grabavoy will be depended upon even more by Head Coach Jason Kreis to set the tone on the field and in the locker room as one of the team’s core members. The good news for Kreis and fans of RSL is that, thanks to a new offseason contract, the 28-year-old midfielder will put his masterful on-theball ability, vision and tenacity on display at Rio Tinto Stadium for at least the next three seasons.

JONNY STEELE

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HOUSTON, TX

LUIS GIL

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 11/14/93 HOMETOWN: Garden Grove, CA ACQUIRED: Trade with KC, 3/10 PRONOUNCIATION: GILL LAST SEASON: Played 27 games (16 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals LAST MLS GOAL: 3/17/12 v NY (58’) - 22 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 07/07/12 v POR (50’) - 5 games ago LAST GAME: 08/24/12 - start/85’ in 0-0 T @ PHI

During his third season in Claret-and-Cobalt in 2011, Ned Grabavoy continued to find more minutes in the platoon system with Andy Williams on the right side of Real Salt Lake’s diamond midfield, but, due to injuries and national team call-ups, the veteran also found himself at other spots in the diamond through necessity. Despite suffering from a nagging hamstring injury of his own late in the campaign, the gritty Grabavoy was able to register the second most appearances, starts and minutes of his eight seasons in Major League Soccer.

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BBVA COMPASS STADIUM

MIDFIELDER

Real Salt Lake’s philosophy for the development of Luis Gil had always been “slow and steady,” but then Javier Morales’ devastating ankle injury and a slew of national team callups hit in the spring, and the acceleration of Gil’s learning curve soon followed. RSL Head Coach Jason Kreis originally took a committee approach to replacing Morales as the summer progressed, but the rotation would eventually include a heavy dose of the then-17-year-old Gil, who indeed proved capable of rising to the challenge while also doing plenty of “on-thejob” training. While inconsistent, as most teenagers growing up in a professional league tend to be, Gil more often than not showed glimpses as to why he was coveted by some of the world’s top sides prior to joining the Claret-and-Cobalt back in 2010. The physicality of the opposition might not be as much of a problem in 2012, as Gil entered RSL’s preseason camp noticeably bigger and more confident, both on the ball and within the squad. With regular starters Morales and Will Johnson both dealing with injuries heading into the season, Gil may very well find himself a member of the starting XI when March rolls around

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PAULO JUNIOR

FORWARD

HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 180 DOB: 2/7/86 HOMETOWN: Larne, Northern Ireland ACQUIRED: via discovery option in Jan., 2012 PRONOUNCIATION: LAST MLS GOAL: 04/28/12 v TOR (93+’) - 15 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 05/26/12 v DAL (76’) - 11 games ago

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 155 DOB: 1/23/89 HOMETOWN: Teresina, Brazil ACQUIRED: via loan in August, 2010 (purchased Jan., 2012) PRONOUNCIATION: PAUL-low LAST SEASON: Played 13 games (5 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals & 4 assists

LAST GAME: 08/24/12 - sub/20’ in 0-0 T @ PHI

LAST MLS GOAL: 04/04/12 v MTL (13’ PK) - 15 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 8/11/12 @ VAN (93+) - 3 games ago LAST GAME: 09/01/12 - start / 63’ in 1-0 W v DC

Jonny Steele has squeezed a career’s worth of stops into his first eight professional seasons, but the preseason pact he signed with Real Salt Lake might just allow the 26-year-old midfielder to stop and settle down for awhile … besides, there’s precedence for this sort of thing with the Utah side (see Williams, Andy). After years of hopping between second divisions clubs and indoor teams, the native of Northern Ireland has finally earned the opportunity to display his talents on the North American continent’s top stage, eight years after his stateside journey began with a trial for FC Dallas. While Steele’s presence will ratchet up the amount of bite in the RSL midfield, thinking of him as simply a “hardman” would be a mistake, as the former Wolverhampton performer didn’t win the 2008 USL-1 MVP award for the Puerto Rico Islanders on hard tackles alone.

As explosive as the fall 2010 debut of Paulo Jr. onto the Real Salt Lake scene was, it appeared that the Brazilian’s 2011 was equally as disappointing … but one look at the limited sample size of stats might just prove otherwise. While the swashbuckling striker missed exactly half of the season due to lingering hamstring and hip flexor injuries over the summer, when he was on the field he was able to produce, notching a pair of goals and five assists in what amounted to just under 600 minutes across MLS and CONCACAF play. The diminutive forward’s season got off to a sparkling start, as he recorded a goal, an assist or both during his first four overall appearances. However, the injury bug would strike soon afterwards, derailing a promising start and limiting him to substitute and spot-start duty across the last three months of the season. Despite the health concerns, Real Salt Lake recognized Paulo Jr.’s potential this past offseason and acquired the 23-year-old’s player rights from the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in February. The Utah side hopes a new three-year contract will provide the stability and confidence the still-developing striker needs in order to perform, which would result in a dangerous complement to first-choice forwards Fabian Espíndola and Álvaro Saborío.


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KYLE REYNISH

6:30PM MT

GOALKEEPER

HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 190 DOB: 11/3/83 HOMETOWN: Valencia, CA ACQUIRED: 2007 MLS SuperDraft LAST SEASON: Played 3 games (all starts) in goal for RSL, registering 2 wins, 2 shutouts and a 0.67 GAA LAST MLS WIN: 05/26/12 v DAL (2 career wins) LAST MLS SHUTOUT: 5/9/12 @ CHI – 3nd career clean sheet LAST GAME: 5/26/12 - start/90’ in 3-2 W v DAL With the retirement of Andy Williams this past offseason, goalkeeper Kyle Reynish becomes the recipient of the “current longest tenured RSL player” title, as the netminder drafted on Jan. 18, 2007 will begin his sixth full season with the squad in 2012. As the back-up to the 2nd-longest tenured player, Nick Rimando, the UC-Santa Barbara native hasn’t had many occasions to show his stuff in recent seasons, but when he was able to in 2011 he would deliver, notching two shutout wins in his three first-team appearances. The 27-year-old ‘keeper will not only continue to be perhaps the league’s most underrated understudy, but will also be looked at to help mentor young Lalo Fernandez, RSL’s latest Homegrown addition to the roster.

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CHRIS SCHULER

DEFENDER

HEIGHT: 6-4 WEIGHT: 185 DOB: 9/6/87 HOMETOWN: Aurora, IL ACQUIRED: 2010 MLS SuperDraft (37th) PRONOUNCIATION: SHOO-ler LAST SEASON: Played 23 games (18 starts) in all competitions, scoring 2 goals LAST MLS GOAL: 9/3/11 v PHI (26’) - 15 games ago LAST MLS ASSIST: 4/28/12 v TOR (7’) - 2 games ago LAST GAME: 05/12/12 - sub/70’ in 1-0 W @ SEA What a difference a year made for defender Chris Schuler. After showing a glimpse of promise that was cut short due to injury in 2010, the Chicagoland native returned to the field with a vengeance in 2011, playing in 27 matches across all competitions as injuries and suspensions wrecked havoc at times on the RSL backline. Five months after breaking his foot just the day after RSL clinched a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League knockout phase, it was perhaps fate that Schuler would be called upon to serve in place of the suspended Nat Borchers right off the bat against Columbus in the CCL Quarterfinals. The 24-year-old would pass that test with flying colors, and, as the RSL Technical Staff began to grow more and more comfortable with him, Schuler would also begin to draw assignments at outside back as situations dictated. While some may think it unfortunate to sit behind one of the best center back tandems in league history on the depth chart, it is clear during the 2012 preseason that Schuler has been soaking up knowledge from Borchers and Jamison Olave over the course of his first two pro seasons. Learning the tricks of the trade from those pillars both technically and leadership-wise will certainly pay off with even better performances when called upon down the road, which may occur just as much this season with another congested schedule on the docket for the Claret-and-Cobalt.

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HOUSTON, TX

SEBASTIAN VELASQUEZ

MIDFIELDER

HEIGHT: 5-7 WEIGHT: 140 DOB: 2/11/91 HOMETOWN: Greenville, SC ACQUIRED: 2012 MLS SuperDraft LAST MLS GOAL: none in 6 career MLS appearances LAST MLS ASSIST: none in 6 career MLS appearances LAST GAME: 05/26/12 - sub/1’ in 3-2 W v DAL

If you were not aware of Sebastian Velasquez when Real Salt Lake selected him towards the end of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, well, you weren’t alone … the plucky playmaker was the first Junior College player to be selected on draft day since Kansas City took another member of the RSL family, Yura Movsisyan, six years earlier. The Wasatch Front is a long way from Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina, but when word from collegiate scouting contacts about the “diamond-in-the-Upstate” came across RSL’s attention, due diligence by assistant coach Miles Joseph paid off for the now-21-year-old midfielder via an invite to the club’s December combine in Arizona. Velasquez impressed enough there to earn the nod to the next level, where he will be allowed plenty of time to learn how pull the strings on the top of RSL’s midfield diamond behind Javier Morales and Luis Gil.

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KENNY MANSALLY

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 170 DOB: 1/27/89 HOMETOWN: Banjul, The Gambia ACQUIRED: via Discovery, 6/20/12 PRONOUNCIATION: LAST GAME: 07/27/12 - start/72’ in 2-1 W v VAN

DEFENDER


REAL SALT LAKE @ HOUSTON DYNAMO THURSDAY SEPT. 6 2012

HC

JASON KREIS

6:30PM MT

HEAD COACH

ALL-TIME RECORD: 71-60-47 (MLS); 87-75-56 (all comps) COLLEGE: Duke ‘94 HOMETOWN: Omaha, NE APPOINTED: May 3, 2007 PRONOUNCIATION: KRYSE LAST SEASON: 15-11-8 (MLS); CCL Finalist; lost in Open Cup Qtrs AS A PLAYER: scored 108 career goals w/ Dallas (1996-2004) & RSL (2005-07)

Real Salt Lake Head Coach Jason Kreis traded in his record-setting boots and captain’s armband on May 3, 2007 to become the organization’s second head coach, overhauling a previously moribund locker room to become just two seasons later the youngest Cupwinning coach in MLS history, guiding RSL to the title in 2009. Under his watch, RSL has also advanced to three of the last four Conference Finals, become the first American side to win a CONCACAF Champions League group and the first U.S. team to advance to the CCL Finals. With back-to-back 15-win MLS seasons in 2010 and 2011, Kreis’ teams have earned points in two out of every three matches they play, as the intense, demanding leader now owns an all-time 87-75-56 mark as a head coach, breaking down as follows: MLS regular-season (71-60-47), CONCACAF Champions League (7-4-3), MLS Cup Playoff (4-4-4), Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2-5-1) and international friendlies (3-2-1). At the time of his hire, Mr. Kreis became the youngest active head coach in MLS at 34 years and 127 days of age. Kreis works closely with former Blue Devil and Dallas Burn teammate and current RSL General Manager Garth Lagerwey regarding player acquisitions, scouting, the MLS Draft and all player personnel-related matters. The Kreis-Lagerwey partnership has resulted in the implementation of a culture where players, staff and fans work as one for the RSL shield, epitomizing a “Team is the Star” attitude. Kreis, Lagerwey and the team’s coaching staff – Jeff Cassar, Miles Joseph and C.J. Brown – compose the lone technical staff among MLS’ 18 teams comprised entirely of ex-MLS players. This distinction means that the RSL braintrust now boasts cumulative MLS experience of 74,811 total minutes, covering 923 games and including 128 goals and 22 shutouts (the equivalent of nearly 30 complete seasons of service). The RSL staff has the unparalleled ability to tap into personal experience as it guides, assists and develops RSL players.

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AC

HOUSTON, TX

JEFF CASSAR

ASST. COACH

COLLEGE: Florida International University ‘97 HOMETOWN: Livonia, MI APPOINTED: May 2007 PRONOUNCIATION: cuss-SARR AS A PLAYER: Played 11 seasons as a goalkeeper for Dallas, Miami and New York from 1996-2006 ...

AC

MILES JOSEPH

ASST. COACH

COLLEGE: Clemson ‘98 HOMETOWN: Clifton Park, NY APPOINTED: February, 2010 PRONOUNCIATION: AS A PLAYER: Played in six MLS seasons from 1996-2001 for New York and Dallas, scoring 12 career goals in 125 games ...

AC

C.J. BROWN

ASST. COACH

COLLEGE: Cal-State Hayward ‘96 HOMETOWN: Hayward, CA APPOINTED: January, 2011 PRONOUNCIATION: AS A PLAYER: Won 4 U.S. Open Cups and one MLS Cup during 13-year MLS career with Chicago Fire ... Will be inducted into Chicago’s “Ring of Fire” as part of RSL visit to Toyota Park on May 9 ...


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1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 44 53

Player

Eduardo Fernandez Tony Beltran Kwame Watson-Siriboe Diogo de Almeida Jamison Olave Kyle Beckerman Nat Borchers Fabian Espindola Will Johnson Javier Morales Emiliano Bonfigli Justin Braun Yordany Alvarez Alvaro Saborio Nico Muniz Chris Wingert Nick Rimando Enzo Martinez Ned Grabavoy Luis Gil Jonny Steele Paulo Junior Kyle Reynish Chris Estridge Sebastian Velasquez Cody Arnoux Chris Schuler Kenny Mansally Leone Cruz Terakazu Tanaka

"00" = minutes played F/M/D/G = starting position

REAL SALT LAKE

45

90D 90M 90F 90M 26

90F 13

90D

90D 90D

27 35 82M 90M 64M 82M 76M 30 55M 3 63M 32 27 60M 7 8 27 77F 14 1 69F

58M 63M 13

90M 90M 61 75M 90M 15 67F 90G

90D 70

72D 73D

79D

17

90D

72D

90M 90M 80M 59M 28 24M 90M 34 90M 70M 26 18 17 62M 66 52M 56M 20 90M 60M 31 90M 11 38 13 63M 1 10 1 27 54F 90G 1

90D

15 90M 90D 90D 45F 90M 90M 87M

90M 90D 27 90M 90M

24 75M 16 1 90F 45 90F 89F

90M 90D 68F 75M 45M

90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 8 73D 27 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 LA NY CHV POR MTL COL KC SJ DAL TOR NE CHI SEA DAL CHV LA SJ CLB SEA POR SJ COL VAN COL VAN DAL PHI DC 3-1 2-0 0-1 3-2 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-3 1-1 3-2 2-1 0-0 1-0 3-2 3-0 2-3 1-2 0-2 0-0 3-0 0-5 2-0 2-1 0-1 1-2 1-2 0-0 1-0

28

45

90M 59M 12 70F

90D

90M 90M 74M 90M 45 90M 62M 15 28 22 66F 3 63F

90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 18 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G

90D 90D 69D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 61D 64D 82D 90D 63D 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 57M 90M 90M 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 89F 90F 29F 90F 63F 90F 89F 89F 90F 90F 63F 90F 78F 77F 85F 45 90M 90M 90M 83M 90M 59M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 27 77M 90M 90M 90M 28M 29 30 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 1 21 23 29 36 12 27 63F 8 1 9 90M 4 90M 90M 5 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 81F 90F 86F 90F 90F 61F 90F 90F 90F 90F 90F 45F

90D 90D 90D 78D 90D 90D 90D 89D 90D 87D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 89D 90D

23

28

90D 90D 90D 90D 90M 90M 90M 90M 90D 90F 90F 90F 20 31 90M

1 23

90M 71M 19 45F

90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 20D 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90M 90M 67M 62M 6 67F 62F

89M 84M 45M 90D 90D 90D

90D

Played for other teams: Justin Braun played 494 minutes for MTL


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log: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 03/10/2012 03/17/2012 03/24/2012 03/31/2012 04/04/2012 04/07/2012 04/14/2012 04/21/2012 04/25/2012 04/28/2012 05/05/2012 05/09/2012 05/12/2012 05/26/2012 06/16/2012 06/20/2012 06/23/2012 06/30/2012 07/04/2012 07/07/2012 07/14/2012 07/21/2012 07/27/2012 08/04/2012 08/11/2012 08/18/2012 08/24/2012 09/01/2012

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LA 1 NY 0 CHV 1 POR 2 MTL 0 COL 0 KC 1 SJ 3 DAL 1 TOR 2 NE 1 CHI 0 SEA 0 DAL 2 CHV 0 LA 3 SJ 2 CLB 2 SEA 0 POR 0 SJ 5 COL 0 VAN 1 COL 1 VAN 2 DAL 2 PHI 0 DC 0

W W L W W W L L T W W T W W W L L L T W L W W L L L T W

53 72 Olave 1) 7; own goal (Eckersley) 33; Saborio 4 (Morales 3) 55

60 ; Saborio 9 (Wingert 2)

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85

89; Beckerman 1 (Espindola 1)

75

93+

93+

94+

57; Steele 2 (Beckerman 1, Morales 2)

58

62; Saborio 10 (penalty kick)

4 (Gil 2) 51 (Tanaka 1) 59; Saborio 6 (Grabavoy 1, Steele 2) 76; Borchers 1 (unassisted) 93+ 5 (Beckerman 2) 41; Espindola 6 (Grabavoy 2) 54; Johnson 1 (Morales 4, Beckerman 3) 4 (Espindola 2, Wingert 1) 9; Saborio 7 (Espindola 3) 24 (free kick) 79

Johnson 3 (unassisted)

Borchers 2 (Paulo Junior 2) Saborio 14 (Morales 6) 76

Saborio 11 (Espindola 4) 32; Johnson 2 (Saborio 2) 90 Saborio 12 (penalty kick) 34; Saborio 13 (Morales 5, Grabavoy 3)

Saborio 8 (Beckerman 4, Gil 3)

Espindola Saborio 5 Espindola Beckerman Morales 2

Beckerman 2 (Steele 1) Bonfigli 1 (Johnson 2) Beckerman 3 (Schuler 1, Saborio 3 (unassisted)

Saborio 1 (penalty kick) 39; Steele 1 (Johnson 1, Morales 1) Paulo Junior 1 (penalty kick) 13 Saborio 2 (Beltran 1) 20; Espindola 3 (Gil 1, Beltran 2) 57

own goal (Franklin) 73; Morales 1 (unassisted) 80; Espindola 1 (Saborio 1) Espindola 2 (Paulo Junior 1) 39; Gil 1 (unassisted) 58

REAL SALT LAKE 3 2 0 3 1 2 0 1 1 3 2 0 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1


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Player

90D 90G

90F

90D 27 63D 90M 58D 68F 80M 90M

90M

90D 90G

16 74F

19 90M 90M

90D 90D

90M 24 71F

72M

10

66D

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Grp2 Grp2 HERE TAUR 0-1 2-0

REAL SALT LAKE U.S. OPEN CUP 3R MINN 1-3 45 90D 90D

90F 53M

90D

90M 90M 90M 67F 90G 37 23 22

Gil (Grabavoy) 29

45D

L

SaborĂ­o 48; Beckerman (Paulo Jr.) 58

Eduardo Fernandez Tony Beltran Kwame Watson-Siriboe Jamison Olave Kyle Beckerman Nat Borchers Fabian Espindola Will Johnson Javier Morales Emiliano Bonfigli Yordany Alvarez Alvaro Saborio Nico Muniz Chris Wingert Nick Rimando Enzo Martinez Ned Grabavoy Luis Gil Jonny Steele Paulo Junior Kyle Reynish Chris Estridge Sebastian Velasquez Cody Arnoux Chris Schuler Kenny Mansally Leone Cruz Terakazu Tanaka

3

L W

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 44 53 U.S. OPEN CUP 3R 05/29/2012

1 0

RSL 1 vs MINNST

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Grp2 07/31/2012 RSL 0 at HEREDN Grp2 08/21/2012 RSL 2 vs TAURO

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