Houston returned to their winning ways on Thursday night, in front of 18,452 at BBVA Compass Stadium. After Brad Davis failed to convert a Dynamo penalty in the 74th minute, Colin Clark was successful in stoppage time. Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando was called for a foul in the box, setting up the penalty. Houston had the slight edge on shots (11 to 10) and shots on goal (4 to 3).
“It’s one of those games where you do what you think is right," Rimando said of the sequence that led to that stoppage time penalty. "I don’t know if you call it a mistake. The ball is in the air, I’m coming in the air and not intending to hit (Macoumba) Kandji, but it happens. He made a great run. We didn’t have any pressure on the ball and I committed. Once I committed, I had to go out. I didn’t want to get stuck in no-man’s-land. At the end of the day it’s a play I want to take back for sure and get these guys in the locker room a point back.”