The Dynamo received their 2006 championship rings before their second home game, then went out and got their first league win of the new year. The long-awaited opening goal came from a familiar source, as a Brad Davis free kick found Brian Ching for a header in the 64th minute, and that one goal held up for the win.
Chivas USA (1-1-0) vs. Houston Dynamo (1-0-1)
April 14, 2007 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
HOU -- Brian Ching 1 (Brad Davis 1) 64
Chivas USA -- Brad Guzan, Alex Zotinca (Laurent Merlin 89), Claudio Suarez, Lawson Vaughn, Jonathan Bornstein, Sacha Kljestan (John Cunliffe 78), Jesse Marsch, Amado Guevara, Francisco Mendoza, Ante Razov, Maykel Galindo (Matt Taylor 77).
Substitutes Not Used: Preston Burpo, Desmond Brooks, Jason Hernandez, Erasmo Solorzano.
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel, Kelly Gray, Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark (Stuart Holden 88), Dwayne De Rosario, Brad Davis, Brian Ching, Paul Dalglish (Alejandro Moreno 80).
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells, Mike Chabala, Kevin Goldthwaite, Patrick Ianni, Chris Wondolowski.
HOU -- Brian Mullan (caution; Tackle from Behind) 13
CHV -- Ante Razov (caution; Tackle from Behind) 30
CHV -- Claudio Suarez (caution; Tackle from Behind) 41
HOU -- Eddie Robinson (caution; Professional Foul) 57
Referee: Kevin Stott
Referee's Assistants: Anthony Vasoli; Adam Wienckowski
4th official: Hilario Grajeda
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial