5- GOAL! Kenny Cooper on a feed from Ricardinho. He's chasing Donovan for the Golden Boot with four this season. Poor start for Chivas USA, but their home form is legendary.
7 - Maykel Galindo has the ball in the box, but doesn't keep it in close control and Sala scoops it up.
9 - Of course, it was probably too much to expect that the changes in the roster due to injury wouldn't affect Chivas USA. Cooper offsides.
11 - Galindo goes down outside the box, no call. That late afternoon shadow makes the game tough to watch on TV. It's probably not easy to play with, either.
14 - Well, today we've already seen a team make an early tally hold up - KC won 1-0 versus the Fire. I think this game has more goals in it, though. We shall see.
16 - Suarez is back, and he fouls Ricardinho for a Dallas FK. McCarty (Flecha Roja) stands over it. Not a great service, Chivas USA safely clears.
19 - Dulio Davino stops a Chivas USA counter by holding up Childs. The FK is cleared, but Chivas USA gets a corner. It leads to another corner, but that one is cleared.
23 - Guzan is out for the ball, but doesn't quite get ahold of it. Dallas doesn't take advantage, though.
25 - Alvarez in the box, but he gets stymied by the Chivas USA defense. Pozniak did well there.
27 - Justin Braun misses in front of the box - first his header is off, then he can't latch on to Galindo's cross.
31 - Chivas USA corner, Sala come out to punch it, a shot rebounds off a Dallas defender, FC survives Sala leaving an empty net for a moment.
35 - Braun is down and Terry Vaughn keeps the card in his pocket.
36 - Long free throw from Serioux goes to the box, but the Dallas header goes wide.
38 - Dallas is enjoying possession, rotating the ball around, but not really generating an attack. Galindo picks off a pass and generates a counter just on his own. His speed beat Davino, but his shot is from a tough angle and is over the bar.
39 - Galindo again - shoots over the goal.
43 - Boy, Chivas USA will be really glad to have Kljestan back for the SuperClassico next week.
44 - CK, Chivas - Childs takes it, then gets to a pass to take a shot on goal that forces Sala into a diving parry.
45 - Another CK for Chivas. Davino and Suarez are in a duel on these corners.
Halftime - all the new players having trouble gelling for Chivas USA. FC Dallas hasn't been sparkling, but they've been effective.
65 - Connection probs, but the score is still the same. Rocha coming back on the field after taking a knock. Galindo picks up a yellow for a late tackle.
66 - CK for Chivas USA, but they haven't made the ten previous ones pay off. This one doesn't either - Sala punches it out through traffic.
68 - Davino has knocked balls out for corners a lot of times. He's unafraid of thatoption as a safe play. Chivas USA can't take advantage of this latest one, either.
71 - Abe Thompson is in for Ricardinho.
73 - Off a deep FT on the wing caused by the run of Braun, Galindo gets the ball and passes in front of goal. Sala is out for it and hangs on, even as Atiba Harris slides into him.
76 - Rocha's long pass caught by Guzan.
79 - The pace of this game has dropped off considerably. Galindo earns another corner. Sala catches it.
80 - GOAL! The fresh legs of Abe Thompson run down a long, insightful pass behind the defense from Arturo Alvarez. Shavar Thomas chases Abe down, but then slips trying to make a play on the ball. Guzan has come out, but Abe coolly slots the ball past him.
TIP - If you're having trouble with you MLSLive feed, try minimizing the window and then putting it back. I don't know why, but it works for me.
86 - Bornstein to Razov a bit off.
87 - Brock Shea's first pass int MLS goes to the other side. He came on for Blake Wagner.
90 - Razov! He hits a scintillating scissor kick that gets past everyone in the box except for the immovable post. Yikes. That would have been such a pretty consolation goal.
There just doesn't seem to be much urgency in the Chivas USA attack. I don't mean just at the game's end, but throughout the match. Granted, the minutes I missed could have been voracious attacking soccer. Suarez with a final shot in the box. It's wide.
Final whistle. 2-0 Dallas takes the lead in the West.