While the bulk of the sports world in the United States was focused on the various conference tournaments and the draw for the NCAA Tournament this past weekend, Major League Soccer kicked off its 2012 season with eight matches. One of the most notable things about this opening weekend slate of matches was that none of them ended in a draw.
For the bulk of the Chivas USA - Houston Dynamo match at the Home Depot Center on Sunday it appeared that the match was headed towards a nil-nil draw, but in second half stoppage time, defender Andre Hainault managed to score the game winner on a set piece. Despite being a defender, Hainault also picked up crucial goals for the Dynamo in 2011 playoff games against the Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City.
The Dynamo, who don't play a home match until May 12th, head to San Jose next where they'll face their old nemesis, the San Jose Earthquakes, on Saturday at 4:00pm central time. The match will be televised on Fox Sports Net Houston Plus.