Dynamo Daily - May 25, 2010
After the Dynamo's 2-0 victory over D.C. United Saturday night, Houston has now gone nine straight matches without recording the same result. Luis Landín assisted on both goals over the weekend and was highlighted in Mexicans Abroad on Goal.com.
Eddie Robinson, Luis Landín, and Dominic Oduro were honored with spots on Steve Davis’ Team of the Week. Davis also ranked Houston fourth in his MLS Power Rankings: Goalkeeper edition. We would rank Pat and Tally a lot higher.
Monday afternoon, Canada and Argentina squared off in front of 60,000 fans at Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires. Dynamo goalkeeper Pat Onstad and defender Andrew Hainault, both members of the Canadian national team, were on the losing side of Argentina's 5-0 victory. For Argentine fans, the victory was a continued celebration of the nation’s 200th anniversary. With his appearance in the match, Pat Onstad set the Canadian goalkeeper cap record.
The U.S. national team will face the Czech Republic in Hartford, Conn., tonight. After the match, on Wednesday, Bob Bradley will whittle his roster down to the final 23 that he will take to South Africa. Grant Wahl believes Dynamo forward Brian Ching will make the final roster. Wahl also wrote a feature for the latest edition of Sports Illustrated about Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba and his fight to end civil unrest in his homeland.
The previous three U.S. World Cup squads were laden with veteran players; however according to the USA Today, this squad is shaping up to be the youngest since 1994.
Brian Ching and Dynamo COO Chris Canetti are both quoted in this New Haven Register piece about the effect of the U.S. national team on the growth of soccer in the United States.
In the latest edition of Uno a uno con el Dynamo, hear from Dynamo midfielder Francisco Navas Cobo about his experience playing with the Dynamo first team.
Don’t forget to vote for Dynamo midfielder Danny Cruz or forward Dominic Oduro for the MLS AT&T Goal of the Week!