Dynamo Daily - June 2, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

After Saturday’s loss to the Philadelphia Union, the Houston
Dynamo dropped in the MLS power rankings
to the seventh spot. Steve Davis moved
the Dynamo
up one spot in his rankings to sixth and said with the return of
Brian Ching and addition of Joseph Ngwenya, Houston is one of the deepest teams
in the league at the striker position.

The Dynamo are
worried about two separate
injuries from their match against the Union
—Mike Chabala will miss
his first start
of the season due to a hamstring strain, and Eddie Robinson
is still unsure whether or not he can play following his early exit from last week's game. Tonight’s
match features two teams who need
a positive result
to keep pace in the standings. Houston and New York are
featured as this week’s Goal.com
MLS game of the week
.

Two Dynamo Academy players have
been invited to train
with the Dynamo first team for the summer.

Beau Dure is the latest writer to tackle the topic of youth
development in MLS. In this
piece
that ran in USA Today, he
mentions Dynamo midfielder Francisco Navas Cobo as one home-grown player who
has seen playing time this year.

England
is looking to change their World Cup luck
against the United States on June
12.  After winning the Cup in 1966
on their own turf, the team has struggled to succeed in the tournament.

In a major change this year, the World
Cup trophy will be housed in a Louis Vuitton leather case
, instead of a
metal armored one used for security purposes in the past.

Several teams have expressed their reservation about the choice of
ball to be used for the World Cup
, citing numerous problems that have been
had while practicing with the ball.

Italy
has finalized its World Cup roster
, and left off American-born player
Giuseppe Rossi.