Dynamo Daily - July 22, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

In a heated battle last night at Robertson Stadium, the Dynamo defeated Puebla 1-0 to clinch the top spot in Group A of SuperLiga. Tally Hall made his third consecutive start for the Dynamo in net, and made a huge save in stoppage time to keep Puebla off the board. Although the Dynamo were not pleased with the officiating in the match, Houston was happy to come away with a win and advance in the tournament. Be sure to check out highlights and photos from last night's match against Los Camoteros, which in English translates to The Sweet Potato Makers. The Dynamo will face Morelia in the semifinals in early August.

The Dynamo made it official this morning, announcing that Steve Ralston will become a Dynamo assistant coach, replacing John Spencer.

HoustonDynamo.com continues its preview of the SUM U-17 Cup which kicks off Friday night at Centennial Park in Friendswood, TX. Today we take a look at Group B, which features FC Dallas, one of the favorites heading into the tournament.

English Premier League club Manchester City is reportedly after LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan. MLS Commissioner Don Garber has repeatedly said the league would not sell Donovan, but for the right price, it's anyone's guess.

SI.com columnist Grant Wahl offers a primer of what to do if you are suffering from World Cup withdrawal.

Ives Galarcep of Foxsports.com believes new rules in the MLS collective bargaining agreement have set off an arms race that could both positively and negatively impact the league.

Goal.com offers up a piece that can be construed as both positive and negative toward the league and its history of signing older, foreign players.