Houston Dynamo (13-5-11) at Chivas USA (12-11-6)

Changes galore for Chivas USA Coach Preki in the meaningless final regular home game of the season, as experience is preferred over youth.

Dan Kennedy continues to keep Zach Thornton on the bench and starts in goal, but there are three changes to the four man back line in front of him.

Shavar Thomas is the lone holdover from the defense that conceded two goals in a losing effort against the Rapids last weekend. In come Carey Talley, Claudio Suarez and Francisco Mendoza (both rested last week); Jonathan Bornstein and Alex Zotinca are both on the bench while there’s no sign of Loyola Marymount product Bobby Burling at all.

In midfield Sacha Klejstan comes in for the injured Sasha Victorine, Paulo Nagamura returns from concussion and Justin Braun is relegated to the bench.

Up front for the second consecutive game: Ante Razov and Alecko Eskandarian.

Brazilian Dejair and Mexican Roberto Nurse are options off the bench.

Houston isn’t resting anyone by the looks of it, although Leuzinger High (Lawndale) product Kei Kamara is suspended.

Dynamo lineup: Pat Onstad, Richard Mulrooney, Bobby Boswell, Eddie Robinson, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark, Dwayne De Rosario, Brad Davis, Brian Ching, Nate Jaqua.

In the most relevant game for Chivas USA this evening, Colorado is leading Real Salt Lake 1-0 just before half time. Chivas USA plays the winner in the first round of the playoffs.

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