Even lightning could not stop Houston on this day, as Chivas took the early lead following a 45-minute lightning delay. The Dynamo responded quickly, however, as Ricardo Clark set up Brian Ching for the tying goal. In the second half, Brian Mullan and Alejandro Moreno each scored to give the Dynamo the win over a team that would become one of their fiercest rivals.
Chivas USA (6-6-5) vs. Houston Dynamo (7-3-6)
July 08, 2006 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
CHV -- Ante Razov 11 (unassisted) 8
HOU -- Brian Ching 9 (Ricardo Clark 1) 19
HOU -- Brian Mullan 2 (Alejandro Moreno 2) 64
HOU -- Alejandro Moreno 3 (Eddie Robinson 3) 84
Chivas USA -- Preston Burpo, Jonathan Bornstein, Jason Hernandez (Esteban Arias 84), Tim Regan (Matt Taylor 78), Claudio Suarez, Juan Pablo Garcia (Orlando Perez 67), Sacha Kljestan, Jesse Marsch, Francisco Mendoza, Juan Francisco Palencia, Ante Razov.
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Guzan, Rene Corona, Drew Helm, Carlos Llamosa.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Ryan Cochrane, Kevin Goldthwaite (Brad Davis 47+), Eddie Robinson, Craig Waibel (Kelly Gray 69), Wade Barrett, Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario, Brian Mullan, Brian Ching (Ronald Cerritos 83), Alejandro Moreno.
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Chris Aloisi, Stuart Holden, Chris Wondolowski.
HOU -- Craig Waibel (caution; Tackle from Behind) 60
CHV -- Sacha Kljestan (caution; Tackle from Behind) 66
CHV -- Francisco Mendoza (caution; Reckless Foul) 68
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Referee's Assistants: Jose Corro; Adam Wienckowski
4th official: Richard Triche
Weather: Raining-and-90 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial