Dynamo Daily - May 12, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

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Photo Credit: 
Al Messerschmidt/Getty

As reported yesterday, Dynamo forward Brian
Ching was one of 30 players selected
to the preliminary roster of the U.S. men’s
national team. Ching had been a steady
contributor
to the national team in the past and his ability as a striker to
hold the ball made him an appealing option for Bob Bradley. 

Kyle McCarthy takes a look at the impact of the World Cup
roster on each MLS team, including the loss
of Ching
for the Dynamo.

The Dynamo will need to find
consistency
if they want to win at Real Salt Lake tomorrow night, where RSL
is riding a 13-game unbeaten streak at Rio Tinto Stadium. Tomorrow night’s game will feature a pair of players who could miss extended time with their MLS club due to
national team duties. MLSsoccer.com ranks the
Dynamo
3rd in its latest power rankings.

Although defender Craig Waibel still bakes his pregame
sweets, midfielder Brad Davis no
longer indulges himself
. His recent dedication to
fitness has pushed his game to new heights, as he currently enjoys one of the
best seasons of his career.

Pat Onstad may have surpassed Preki as the oldest player to
play in MLS, but at the age of 42, he is still as reliable
as ever
.

Although 16 years apart, Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Javier Hernandez
will
take the field together
 at Reliant Stadium tomorrow night for Mexico’s
World Cup tuneup against Angola.