Dynamo Daily - July 6, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The Houston
Dynamo and Chivas USA
will square
off tonight
for the third time this season in the quarterfinals of the
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. If Houston
wins, it will be the third
time in five years
the Dynamo have advanced to the Open Cup semifinals.

With
injuries to Brad Davis and Luis Landín and the pending suspension of Joseph
Ngwenya, tonight is another opportunity for head coach Dominic Kinnear to play some of his reserves.

In the
latest edition of Canetti’s Corner, Dynamo COO Chris Canetti acknowledges
that although three points against both Colorado
and Toronto
would have been nice, both games were a step in the right direction for the
team.

Today is
the deadline to vote your favorite Dynamo players on the MLS All-Star Team.

Zimbabwean
national Joseph Ngwenya has come
a long way
from playing on the streets of Njube, Zimbabwe, but will now play a critical role in the success of the Dynamo going forward.

On the
heels of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his impact on Colombian soccer, the
Colombian police force have confiscated a replica World Cup trophy made out of 24
pounds of cocaine
.

Brian
Ching talks to the Houston Chronicle
about the unpredictable nature of soccer and how it can act as an equalizer for people all over the world.