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Short-handed Real Salt Lake hoping to end its Lone Star misery
MLS » Real is 0-17-3 all-time in games played in Texas.


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Real Salt Lake at Houston

Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

TV » CW30. Radio » 700 AM, 1600 AM, 102.3 FM

Records » RSL 14-10-4, Houston 11-7-9

Regular-season series » Houston leads 8-3-5

Last meeting » Houston 3, RSL 2 (Aug. 20, 2011)

About RSL » Riding a three-game unbeaten and shutout streak, it’s missing three players to international duty — forward Alvaro Saborio and midfielders Will Johnson and Kyle Beckerman. … It’s in second in the MLS Western Conference, with 46 points. … Forward Fabian Espindola is the top remaining scorer, with six goals. … Defender Chris Wingert is out serving a yellow-card suspension, but fellow defenders Jamison Olave and Chris Schuler are expected to be available after recovering from injuries.

About the Dynamo » They’re sitting fourth in the MLS Eastern Conference with 42 points. … They’re unbeaten in 21 straight games at their new stadium, just eight away from the league record held by RSL. … Four players are away on international duty, including midfielders Boniek Garcia and Je-Vaughn Watson, and defenders Jermaine Taylor and Andre Hainault. … Forward Will Bruin leads the team with 11 goals, but they’re riding a four-game winless streak.

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