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C. Baird  1' 1-0 
 1-1T. Martínez  32'
J. Savarino  75' 2-1 
RSLC. Baird  1' 1-0
HOUT. Martínez  32' 1-1
RSLJ. Savarino  75' 2-1
HT: 1-1
Rio Tinto Stadium (Attendance: 18,117)
Referee: Alex Chilowicz
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Real Salt Lake beats Dynamo 2-1, clinches playoff berth

SANDY, Utah (AP) Jefferson Savarino and Corey Baird scored and Real Salt Lake beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1 on Sunday to clinch a playoff berth.

Real Salt Lake (15-13-5) snapped a three-game winless streak and, heading into next Sunday's regular-season finale, can finish as high as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Savarino put away a side-netter from just outside the area to give Real Salt Lake a 2-1 lead in the 75th minute.

Corey Baird stole the ball at midfield, raced downfield and blasted a right-footer from the top of the area that bounced off the outstretched hand of goalkeeper Tyler Deric into the net to give Real Salt Lake a 1-0 lead in the opening seconds.

The Dynamo's Tomas Martinez tied it in the 32nd minute. Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando parried a shot by Alberth Elis but Martinez ran onto the rebound and, from the end line, slipped a side-netter between the Rimando and the post.

Houston (11-18-4) lost for the eighth time in its last 11 matches.

Updated September 30, 2019

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