Dynamo Daily - June 7, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

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It was a
disappointing week for the Houston Dynamo. After falling on a last-second goal
to the New York Red Bulls Wednesday night, the Dynamo traveled to Los Angeles and were
beaten
4-1 by the Galaxy. For the second time in the team’s history, the
Dynamo have hit a three-game losing streak, and forward Brian Ching
admits “things
aren’t going good
” in Houston. The Dynamo played
without
forward Luis Landín (personal); midfielder Geoff Cameron (PCL
surgery); and defenders Mike Chabala (hamstring) and Adrian Serioux (personal).

In the
latest edition of Canetti’s
Corner
, Dynamo COO Chris Canetti talks about Anthony Obodai, a Ghanaian
national who will be on trial with the Dynamo for the next two weeks.

Brian Ching
responded
to the fans
who chanted “U.S.
reject” during Saturday night’s match in LA. Stay classy LA (and the NY
metropolitan area).

Steve Davis
of SI.com ranks the Dynamo ninth in
his latest
power rankings
.

The U.S. national team played its last pre-World Cup friendly on Saturday and defeated Australia
3-1. National team forward Jozy
Altidore is training
again after missing Saturday’s match due to a right
ankle sprain. Altidore’s status for Saturday’s match against England is
still unclear. Although the United
States has had little trouble scoring goals
recently, the success of the team could hinge on whether or not they can shore
up their defense
.

Outside
of a soccer stadium in South Africa, fans stampeded
before a match between North Korea and Nigeria. 15 people were injured,
including one police officer.

The
U.S. ambassador is not worried about violence
in South Africa, downplaying the crime
alert expressed to Americans visiting the country for the World Cup.