Houston • Albert Rusnák scored two goals in stoppage time to help Real Salt Lake beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Saturday night.
Real Salt Lake (11-10-5) won on the road for just the second time this season. RSL is 2-9-2 away from Rio Tinto Stadium.
With the victory, and losses Saturday by the LA Galaxy and Portland, RSL moved to fourth place in the West.
Rusnák converted from penalty spot in the 10th minute of injury time to give Real Salt Lake its first lead.
Oscar Boniek Garcia gave Houston a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute when he scored his first MLS goal since Aug. 21, 2015. A free kick by the Dynamo bounced high off the wall and Garcia first-timed a volley that deflected off Real Salt Lake’s Nick Besler into the goal.
Rusnák faked a shot at the top of the penalty arc, took a couple steps to his left and ripped a left-footer off the far post and into the net to make it 1-1 in the third minute of stoppage time.
Joe Willis made seven saves for the Dynamo to tie his career high.
Real Salt Lake’s Andrew Putna had two saves in his first MLS start. The 23-year-old signed with the team July 13 and made his first appearance Wednesday night when he replaced injured starter Nick Rimando (hamstring strain) for the second half.
Putna was the backup with the USL’s Real Monarchs until a string of injuries forced him into action with RSL.
Primary backup Alex Horwath suffered a season-ending ruptured right Achilles tendon in May. The third choice, goalkeeper Connor Sparrow, suffered a knee injury this summer and has been sidelined indefinitely.
The Dynamo (7-11-6) are winless seven games, including five consecutive losses.
Houston will play for the U.S. Open Cup trophy against Philadelphia on Sept. 26.