Dynamo Daily - July 29, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

Well, the All-Star Game is over. Great job by the Dynamo staff for pulling together to sell out Reliant Stadium!

Even though the Dynamo fans got to see the game in their hometown, many of those fans that sold out the stadium were wearing red instead of orange. 

Steve Davis of SI.com gives his rundown of the game, the players, and how the teams fared against each other.

Take a peek at these player ratings posted by MLSsoccer.com, and then head over here to vote in the MLSsoccer poll on who you thought the Man of the Match should have been.

Bruce Arena said that he was happy with the experience that he gave some of his younger MLS players against Manchester United, and that the experience itself was more important than the final score.

Three members of the All-Star squad have played, or currently play, for the Dynamo—and two of them scored.  Reunited under the All-Star banner (with Dynamo head and All-Star assistant coach Dominic Kinnear), here’s what the guys had to say about playing together against Manchester United.

After scoring against the most popular soccer team in the world, last night was definitely a night that Brian Ching will never forget.

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez made his Manchester United debut last night, and boy did he deliver the goods.

Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle took a few shots at MLS after last night's game. Thanks Jerome, come back any time!

The Chronicle also got a chance to talk to Don Garber, the MLS commissioner, and Tim Leiweke, the president of AEG.  See what they had to say about the Dynamo, Houston as a soccer community, and Manchester United.

The negotiations for the Dynamo’s own soccer stadium are almost complete!

D.C. United took home the SUM U-17 Cup championship today, after winning the game in an epic series of penalty kicks.

Dakota Niedermeier, the goalkeeper for D.C. United, talks about his experience winning the championship and what it means for him and his team.