Houston closed the regular season at rival Chivas USA and almost came away with a win, leading on a Dwayne De Rosario penalty kick until Jim Curtin equalized with a scrappy last-minute goal.
Houston Dynamo (13-5-12) vs. Chivas USA (12-11-7)
October 25, 2008 -- The Home Depot Center, Carson CA
HOU -- Dwayne De Rosario 7 (penalty kick) 52
CHV -- Jim Curtin 1 (unassisted) 90
Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Richard Mulrooney, Bobby Boswell, Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan (Geoff Cameron 76), Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario, Brad Davis, Brian Ching (Stuart Holden 66), Nate Jaqua (Chris Wondolowski 87).
Substitutes Not Used: Tony Caig, Corey Ashe, Patrick Ianni, Craig Waibel.
Chivas USA -- Dan Kennedy, Carey Talley, Claudio Suarez, Shavar Thomas (Jim Curtin 46), Francisco Mendoza, Atiba Harris, Jesse Marsch, Sacha Kljestan, Paulo Nagamura, Alecko Eskandarian (Zach Thornton 52), Ante Razov (Dejair 66).
Substitutes Not Used: Jonathan Bornstein, Justin Braun, Roberto Nurse, Alex Zotinca.
HOU -- Brian Ching (caution; Reckless Foul) 14
CHV -- Dan Kennedy (ejection; Denying a Goal Scoring Opportunity) 50
Referee: Terry Vaughn
Referee's Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry; Paul Scott
4th official: Ramon Hernandez
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial