Dynamo Daily - May 4, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

Houston has been hampered by injuries all year but is finally
receiving some good news: Bring Ching hopes to
return
to the Dynamo lineup Saturday against Chivas USA. Ching hopes that if he can
show he has returned to form in the next week, he will earn an
invite
to the United
States’ pre-World Cup training camp.

After the
thrashing of Kansas City,
the Dynamo climbed to fourth in Goal.com’s
Power Rankings
.

Forbes.com
ranked the top ten American players playing abroad. Think you know who they
ranked number one? Think again.

Thousands camped
out
to see the World Cup trophy this weekend in Houston. The trophy is on an 83-country,
225-day tour on its way to Johannesburg,
South Africa.

Speaking of
the World Cup, one might wonder if the new Arizona
immigration laws
could have an effect on whether or not FIFA grants the United States
either the 2018 or 2022 World Cups.

It’s a
problem that few countries have to face but one that plagues the United States.
With a number of Mexican-Americans living in this country, U.S. Soccer has to compete
with
the Mexican national team for popularity. On top of that, many
Mexican-American players are faced with the decision of which country to represent.

With all
that is wrong in the world today (i.e. bomb threats, oil spills, etc.), it’s
nice to read stories such as this
one
from Seattle.