Dynamo Daily - May 20, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

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Photo Credit: 
Sarah Gee / Houston Dynamo

At last night’s Celebrity
Pour
event at Lucky's Pub, the Houston Dynamo continued to raise support and awareness for
leukemia through the Champions of Hope campaign. Richard Mulrooney, Corey Ashe, Bobby Boswell, and Danny Cruz served as celebrity bartenders, raising almost $5,000 for the cause. Fans can still participate by buying a ticket
package that includes access to
a pregame party, a Dynamo beer stein, and a ticket to the Saturday match
against D.C. United, with all proceeds going to The Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society.

This Saturday, goalkeeper Tally
Hall
will make his MLS debut for the Dynamo, filling in for Pat Onstad, who
is representing Canada in
its international friendly against Argentina. Speaking of Argentina, it
was a busy day for national team head coach Diego Maradona. After running
over a journalist's leg
with his car, he then announced Argentina’s
roster
for the coming World Cup.

FIFA ruled that forward Joseph Ngwenya is
now eligible to play
for the Dynamo. Ngwenya had been in limbo for the past five
weeks, when his former team, Antalyaspor, refused to provide his International
Transfer Certificate. Ngwenya will be available for the Dynamo’s game on
Saturday against D.C. United.

U.S.
national team coach Bob Bradley hopes
to whittle
his roster down to 23 players after next Tuesday’s friendly
against Czech Republic.

The next few months are critical for soccer in the United States,
as Major League Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation hope
to capitalize
on the popularity of the World Cup.

Former President Bill Clinton has been named an Honorary
Chairman
for the United States’
bid to have the World Cup held in America in the year 2018 or
2012.  Clinton
believes that America’s
growing foreign-born population is favorable for hosting a worldwide event.