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Player ratings: RSL 2-0 Houston

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Morales, Plata, and Glad led the team to victory at home.

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Jeff Attinella 6 Attinella has played remarkably well over the past few games and his confidence came through again against the Dynamo. He only had to make two saves on the night, however.

Tony Beltran 6.5 Tony did what Tony does. Little known fact: Beltran has the 2nd most key passes on the team after Javier Morales and even though we did not see a ton of that against the Dynamo, he pretty much had his way with his side of the field.

Justen Glad 8 The word everyone keeps using is "solid." It is a very apt description. Glad came within an inch of scoring twice against Houston, but more importantly he came up with a last minute stop that looked bound to go in. He was great throughout the game and is as poised as any young player in the league.

Aaron Maund 7.5 Another fantastic showing from Maund. He is gaining confidence with every minute he is on the field. Is it possible that he is moving up the depth chart as a preferred CB?

Abdoulie Mansally 6.5 Mansally had a couple of scary giveaways in the first half that gave the Dynamo a little bit too good of a position on the field, but otherwise he had a pretty good night.

Luke Mulholland 6 This was not Mulholland's best passing night, but he broke up plays and nearly had a goal of the year contender on a volley from a Morales corner kick. Had that gone in, it would have blown the non-existent roof off of Rio Tinto.

Jordan Allen 7.5 Allen deserves a lot of credit for the first goal. He made a great step to win the ball and then found Plata who then found Morales. In other words, no Allen, no goal there. He was aggressive and deserved to get on the stat sheet.

Javier Morales 9 What a night for the veteran RSL man. He continues to impress every game. His goal was next to perfection on a half volley. He was robbed of a 2nd goal, but then set up Plata for his first of the season. Something that is not being talked about too much is that he gave Joao a free kick to try to open his account. That is a leader.

Joao Plata 8 No big deal, a goal and an assist on the night. Plata is back and that will only help RSL down the critical stretch they are looking at over the coming months.

Devon Sandoval 6 It was a relatively quiet night for Sandoval but the truth is that the team scores more often when he is on the field. He is able to hold up the ball with two or sometimes even three people battling him. He also makes runs that demand attention. It worked again against Houston.

Olmes Garcia 5.5 Garcia did not make the highlight reel but he did a lot of work defensively. Somehow he does need to get more involved offensively.

Substitutes

Luis Gil 6 Luis did not show up on the highlights either, but he put in some solid defensive minutes. He helped the team win this game.

John Stertzer N/A

Wellington Pecka N/A