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Game Thread: Dynamo at Chivas USA (MLS 2012 - Match 1)

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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.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:
KPRC 950 - 5:30 p.m.
La Ranchera 850 - 5:30 p.m.
Galavision - 6 p.m.

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

HEAD-TO-HEAD:

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

LAST YEAR (MLS):
6/11: HOU 2, CHV 1 (Cameron 29; own goal 55 - Mondaini 7)
7/23: CHV 3, HOU 0 (Braun 31, 40, 86)

Dynamo Starting XI:

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Chivas USA Starting XI:
Kennedy; Riley, McKenzie, Pearce, Jazic; Minda, Vagenas, Zemanski, LaBrocca, Courtois; Angel