After raising their 2006 MLS Cup championship banner before the game, the Dynamo were unable to pull out a win on the field in their MLS opener. Pat Onstad returned from injury to post the shutout, but the Dynamo could not find a goal and had to hold on for the tie after a late red card to Ryan Cochrane.
Los Angeles Galaxy (0-0-1) vs. Houston Dynamo (0-0-1)
April 08, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
Los Angeles Galaxy -- Joe Cannon, Ian Russell (Santino Quaranta 78), Ty Harden, Tyrone Marshall, Ante Jazic, Chris Albright, Nathan Sturgis, Kyle Martino, Cobi Jones (Robbie Findley 60), Landon Donovan, Nate Jaqua.
Substitutes Not Used: Steve Cronin, Mike Randolph, Shavar Thomas, Josh Tudela, Kyle Veris.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel, Ryan Cochrane, Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Kelly Gray, Dwayne De Rosario, Brad Davis (Kevin Goldthwaite 87), Brian Ching, Alejandro Moreno (Paul Dalglish 62, Stuart Holden 78).
Substitutes Not Used: Mike Chabala, Patrick Ianni, Chris Wondolowski.
HOU -- Ryan Cochrane (ejection; Denying a Goal Scoring Opportunity) 76
LA -- Chris Albright (caution; Reckless Foul) 82
Referee: Abbey Okulaja
Referee's Assistants: C.J. Morgante; Kyle Borne
4th official: Hilario Grajeda
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial