I probably won't have time to blog the whole match, but here goes some.
Notes: This match will decide who finishes atop the Western conference and wins home field advantage for the playoffs.
Dylan Hernandez, who covered the San Jose Earthquakes for years, is in the house - the stands, that is, not the press box. He's a baseball writer for the LA Times now, but I'm guessing he still has a soft spot for Dom and his boys.
Houston must win to take finish first in the West. Chivas USA only needs to tie.
Laurent Merlin won the battle to start for the injured Ante Razov. He was my pick on that count all along - he's just more polished on the field than John Cunliffe, usually.
Joe Ngwenya and Brian Ching are up front for Houston.
I've been distracted from the match entirely by the conversation about possible playoff scenarios. The sure thing is that if Chivas USA loses tonight, they're playing FC Dallas. If they win, there are still numerous possibilities to be settled on Sunday, depending on the result of the Colorado game.
Oh, and Jesse Marsch is out due to a right groin strain.
13 - Galindo with a good run to get into the box, but the Houston defense shuts him down before he can get a shot off.
15. Houston is carrying more of the possession, but Chivas USA has looked more dangerous on their counter opportunities.
* Sorry everyone - I had computer problems and couldn't keep up the blog at all. Apologies.