The Dynamo open their 2012 campaign where is ended in November. It won't be the Galaxy hosting though, instead Dominic Kinnear will look to win a season opener for the first time since 2006 against Chivas USA.
This is the only meeting in the league between the Dynamo and Chivas USA in 2011.
REFEREE: Silviu Petrescu
INJURY REPORT (as of Friday, March 9):
CHIVAS USA -- OUT: MF Blair Gavin (R hamstring strain); MF Marvin Iraheta (R knee ACL tear); DF Michael Lahoud (R hamstring strain); PROBABLE: FW Alejandro Moreno (broken nose); DF John Valencia (L quad strain)
HOUSTON DYNAMO -- NONE REPORTED
ALL-TIME (16 meetings): Chivas USA 2 wins, 12 goals ... Dynamo 9 wins, 27 goals ... Ties 5
AT CHIVAS USA (7 meetings): Chivas USA 2 wins, 10 goals ... Dynamo 2 wins, 9 goals ... Ties 3