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Houston’s Unbeaten Streak Ends

Real Salt Lake recorded their second win of the season in MLS, and third including friendlies with a 1-0 victory over league leaders Houston. Real Salt Lake, in last place in both the West and MLS overall recorded its only other victory of the MLS season over defending Supporter’s Shield Winner DC United in June and defeated EPL side Everton 2-0 last month, the only victory for an MLS club over a first division British club this summer.

Houston had not lost an MLS or Superliga match since early May, a streak of 14 consecutive games. Elsewhere, FC Dallas behind a strong goalkeeping effort by Ray Burse Jr. shutout inept Colorado 1-0 and moved within 1 point of the overall lead in MLS and the Western Conference currently held by Houston. In a hugely anticipated match Chicago and Columbus drew 0-0 in front of a near sellout crowd at Toyota Park. Columbus continues to get results away from home which bodes well for their long term playoff prospects.

Here is an updated table:

EAST G PTS

New England 18 33
Kansas City 19 29
Red Bull NY 18 27
Columbus 19 26
DC United 16 24
Chicago 18 20
Toronto 18 19

WEST G PTS

Houston 20 34
FC Dallas 19 33
Chivas USA 17 27
Colorado 19 18
LA Galaxy 12 12
Real Salt Lake 17 12


About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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