The Houston Dynamo will follow in the footsteps of many MLS teams opening new stadiums and start the 2012 schedule with seven games on the road. They will open BBVA Compass Stadium on May 12 against D.C. United on NBC Sports Network
Leading up to that game, they will visit Chivas USA, the San Jose Earthquakes, the Seattle Sounders, the Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, D.C. United and New York Red Bulls. Of those teams, only three made the playoffs in 2011.
Dyanamo Theory pointed out one other nice nugget in the schedule:
Jesse Marsch and Montreal come to town twice...he should get a warm reception.
Marsch, of course, has become Public Enemy No. 1 in Houston after he selected fan favorite Brian Ching in the expansion draft. That situation has yet to be resolved and Ching has threatened to retire rather than ever suit up for the Impact. How that situation plays out should definitely keep this interesting.