Dynamo Daily - July 21, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The Dynamo will play their third and final SuperLiga group stage match at 7 p.m. against Puebla. Houston controls its destiny tonight. With a win, the Dynamo will win their group and host Morelia in the semifinals. If the Dynamo tie, they will finish second in the group and travel to New England in the semis. With a loss, the Dynamo are in jeopardy of not advancing.

MLS all-time assist leader Steve Ralston announced his retirement last night following New England's SuperLiga victory over Morelia. The Houston Chronicle reports that Ralston will take over for John Spencer on Dominic Kinnear's coaching staff.

After three straight ties in league play, the Dynamo remained in the ninth spot in the latest MLSsoccer.com power rankings.

Dynamo teammates Brian Ching and Brad Davis are thrilled to represent the Dynamo and MLS in the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game against Manchester United. Dynamo broadcaster Glenn Davis had the fortune of calling the play-by-play for Manchester United's match against Celtic and says next Wednesday's game is a can't-miss event. The Salt Lake Tribune believes MLS All-Star head coach Bruce Arena could affect the playoff race by playing non-Galaxy players the entire match

Over the next week, HoustonDynamo.com will be offering complete coverage of the SUM U-17 Cup, taking place in Friendswood, TX. Today, we preview Group A, featuring defending champion D.C. United and the USSF U-15/16 national champion Chicago Fire.

Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric sat down for a Q&A with HD.com yesterday. You will never guess what Tyler wanted to be growing up.

As we near the close of the first half of the season, Brent Latham of ESPN.com offers up his MLS midseason report card.

Celtic and Sporting Lisbon are set to square off in a match at Fenway Park, in the first soccer match in the historic baseball stadium in more than 45 years.

Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash participated in a training session with the New York Red Bulls yesterday. Might he be their next DP signing?

SI.com lists the top 20 highest international earners in sports. Two MLS players grace the list.