Real Salt Lake’s Diego Luna Scores Equalizer Against Dynamo FC

Nov 11, 2023, 5:45 PM | Updated: 5:45 pm

HOUSTON – Real Salt Lake leveled its winner-take-all playoff match against Houston Dynamo FC with a big goal by Diego Luna in the second half.

Diego Luna levels scoreboard against Houston

The Dynamo hosted RSL at Shell Energy Stadium in Houston, Texas on Saturday, November 11.

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In the 65 minute, Luna buried the ball into the back of the net with a header from the middle of the box. Bryan Oviedo was credited with the assist.

Luna’s goal tied the scoreboard at 1-1.

Luna’s goal came after the Dynamo took a 1-0 lead in the first half.

During the 28th minute, former RSL midfielder Corey Baird found the back of the net to give Houston an advantage at the break.

Luna entered the match having recorded five goals and three assists on 23 shots, including 11 shots on goal, in 23 games this season.

Real Salt Lake’s match against Houston is broadcast on MLS Season Pass via Apple TV, KSL Sports Zone, KSL, and the KSL Sports app.

Game 3: RSL v. Houston

After forcing penalty kicks and pulling out a game-two win, Real Salt Lake traveled back to Houston for a pivotal third match.

Diego Luna scored the game-winner for RSL in game two. He lined up across from Dynamo goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell and sent the ball towards the top right.

Real may need similar heroics on Saturday as they return to Houston where they lost 2-1.

However, RSL was without star forward Chicho Arango in game one. Arango played in game two and will likely play against the Dynamo in Shell Energy Stadium this weekend.

If Real Salt Lake hopes to advance to the next round to play Sporting KC, they need to be up for the challenge. In MLS play, RSL hasn’t beaten the Dynamo in Houston since August 2018.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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Real Salt Lake’s Diego Luna Scores Equalizer Against Dynamo FC