The Dynamo needed a road win to finish first in the Western Conference fo the regular season but were held to a 0-0 tie by first-place Chivas USA. Houston played without defenders Ryan Cochrane and Eddie Robinson due to suspension but also had a man advantage throughout the second half, missing out on first place by a single point in the standings.
Houston Dynamo (15-8-7) vs. Chivas USA (15-7-8)
October 20, 2007 -- The Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Wade Barrett, Patrick Ianni, Brian Mullan, Craig Waibel, Brad Davis, Dwayne De Rosario, Stuart Holden, Richard Mulrooney, Brian Ching, Joseph Ngwenya.
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Mike Chabala, Paul Dalglish, Erik Ustruck, Chris Wondolowski.
Chivas USA -- Brad Guzan, Orlando Perez, Claudio Suarez, Shavar Thomas, Alex Zotinca, Jonathan Bornstein, Sacha Kljestan, Paulo Nagamura, Lawson Vaughn, Maykel Galindo, Laurent Merlin.
Substitutes Not Used: Preston Burpo, John Cunliffe, Jorge Flores, Rodrigo Lopez, Erasmo Solorzano.
CHV -- Lawson Vaughn (ejection; Serious Foul Play) 40
HOU -- Wade Barrett (caution; Professional Foul) 46+
HOU -- Patrick Ianni (caution; Reckless foul) 68
HOU -- Richard Mulrooney (caution; Tackle form behind) 82
HOU -- Brian Mullan (caution; Tackle form behind) 90
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee's Assistants: Chris Strickland; David Bragg
4th official: Ramon Hernandez
Weather: Partly Cloudy-and-90-degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial