Omar Arellano scored as Chivas de Guadalajara held off Houston, 1-0, Tuesday night in Group A play of the SuperLiga tournament.
A crowd of 28,723, the fourth-largest Dynamo crowd in Robertson Stadium history, saw the match.
Arellano stole the ball from Patrick Ianni in the middle of Houston's defense and fired a low line drive that got under the arm of diving goalkeeper Pat Onstad in the 71st minute.
Houston had several chances, with Franco Caraccio stopped by goalkeeper Ernesto Miche twice -- once on a point-blank shot from the left side of the goalkeeper's area in the 56th minute, and on a header from the middle in the 63rd minute.
Chivas took control of Group A with six points and will face Atlante, which has three points, in the group finale for both teams Saturday at San Jose. Houston has three points heading into a Saturday match with D.C. United in Washington.