Reigning MLS Cup winners Real Salt Lake are looking to record their very first victory in Houston against the Dynamo.

RSL have never won at the Robinson Stadium and take a record of 0-5-1 into the clash there this Thursday night but coach Jason Kreis believes they understand the Houston Dynamo well enough to change that around.

"They're still a very, very aggressive team," Kreis said. "They're still a fighting team. They're still a team that has a good collective spirit and is a team that has a real good understanding of the way Houston plays."

And although the Dynamo have a new look outfit this season, RSL defender Chris Wingert said the team will prepare as normal to take them on and also noted that they would not rest on the season-opening 3-0 away win over San Jose Earthquakes.

"They've switched their guys around, but we're not looking at it any different than we have in past years," Wingert said.

"There's no time to focus on the win and celebrate."