Houston didn't lose on Saturday at Chivas USA and their position in the Western Conference table didn't change.
But the defending champs failed to beat a 10-man Chivas side to secure the conference title. After the match, their locker room was somber, to say the least. I poked my head in there after leaving Chivas' more joyful dressing room and I heard no noise emanating from Visitor Locker #2.
Here's my brother Danny's reaction story for MLSnet.com. Danny's new nickname, incidentally, is Colin Walsh.