Dynamo Daily - May 6, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

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Photo Credit: 
Jonathan Kaplan / HoustonDynamo.com

After
months of anticipation, Major League Soccer announced today that Manchester
United will be the opponent
in the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game.  The game will kick off
at 7:30 p.m. CT at Reliant Stadium here in Houston. 

Local politicians, including Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, showed up for the press
conference to show
their support
for the All-Star Game announcement.

For the
third time this season, the Houston Dynamo followed up a win with a loss, falling
to FC Dallas
1-0 at Robertson Stadium on Wednesday. The Dynamo’s inconsistent
play
is troubling players, as is the fact that they were unable
to take advantage
of playing the last 19 minutes of the
game with a man advantage. Not only was
the win the first for Dallas on the season, it
was the first
ever
win for FC Dallas in Houston.

Although it
is likely Brian Ching will return
to the Dynamo lineup for this weekend’s match against Chivas USA, the injury bug struck Houston again. Defender Eddie Robinson strained
his right knee
and will miss this weekend’s match. Pat Onstad, meanwhile, will surpass Preki as the oldest player to play in an MLS game if he starts on Saturday - thanks to the Climbing
the Ladder
blog for pointing that out.

Luis Ángel
Landín sat down for a chat with HoustonDynamo.com
about the transition to MLS and being a father in a feature that appeared in Wednesday's Gameday Magazine. Landín was also featured in the latest edition of Hablando
de la MLS
.

With the
World Cup a little more than one month away, the New
York Times
reports that folks in England still do not fully respect
American soccer.

Jen Chang
projects a 23-man
U.S. World Cup roster
and believes Brian Ching should be one of three
forwards included on the team.

This is the type of story you probably don't see every day. During a
Croatian league match between Mladost FC and Hrvatski Sokola, Goran Tunjic received
a yellow card for diving. Upon further
review, the booking was unwarranted.