HOUSTON (Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012) – Real Salt Lake (14-11-4, 46 points, West #2) suffered a heartbreaking loss on Thursday night, conceding a 93rd-minute penalty kick to fall 0-1 at the Houston Dynamo (12-7-9, 45 points, East #3). The result – which ended the Claret-and-Cobalt’s three-game unbeaten run and a 360-minute shutout streak – extended RSL’s miserable run in Texas, dropping the team’s all-time record in the Lone Star State to 0-18-3 across all competitions, including 0-8-1 in Houston.
RSL 0-Houston Dynamo 1
REAL SALT LAKE
Head Coach Jason Kreis
On the penalty kick
“I think we need to be honest with ourselves and say that Nick Rimando made a mistake. He came out for a ball that he probably does need to come out for. A player like that come probably makes one or two mistakes a year. He is holding his hands up in the locker room and on the field. He clearly knows he made a tactical judgment error but that is OK. He has saved us many points along the way so he will get a pass.”
Thoughts on the match
“I thought the first half was odd. Every time we come here, Houston really puts us under it and it was odd to see them not. The second half livened up. I thought it was an exciting game, but the first half was dull.”