Javier Morales and Joao Plata each recorded a goal and assist to lead Real Salt Lake to a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.

The Dynamo continue a two-city road trip on Tuesday when they face Sporting Kansas City in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup at Sporting Park. Houston is back at home on Saturday, July 25 to face the LA Galaxy.

Morales opened the scoring with a spectacular half-volley in the 36th minute, driving a slicing shot from 22 yards inside the far post for a 1-0 lead.

The Dynamo were reduced to 10 players when right back Kofi Sarkodie was issued a red card by referee Robert Sibiga for a sliding challenge against Abdoulie Mansally.

Real Salt Lake doubled the lead in the 65th minute as Plata drove inside from the right edge of the box and worked a give-and-go with Morales, who dinked a deft pass in Plata’s path. The Ecuadorian drove toward goal and used a low finish for a 2-0 RSL lead.

The tenor of the game could’ve changed in the 25th minute when Dynamo midfielder Alex Lima rose to win a header and received an elbow across the nose from Mansally. The Real Salt Lake defender was not disciplined and Lima was forced to leave the game with an apparent broken nose 20 minutes later.

Houston’s best chances included a well-taken effort from Raul Rodriguez, who joined the attack and drove a shot from 20 yards that forced a diving save from Jeff Attinella, who parried wide for a corner kick in the 62nd minute.

Soon after, Brad Davis and Ricardo Clark combined in the box, ending with a slick turn from Clark, but Justin Glad blocked his shot from eight yards.

Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric made three saves, including a sensational reaction in the first half when Masally’s biting cross was mistakenly cleared by Rodriguez toward the Dynamo net, but Deric rose to parry over the crossbar.

Next game: Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo – Tuesday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. CT, Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas – U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals

Next home game: Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy – Saturday, July 25, 8 p.m. CT, BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas