Dynamo Daily - August 19, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

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In need of points, the Houston Dynamo host the Chicago Fire Saturday night at Robertson Stadium.

Although soccer fans have a reputation for hooliganism, records show that soccer fans in the New England area are more calm than American football fans.

What do Lionel Messi and Anthony Obodai have in common? They are both players of small stature who play much bigger than their build.

Dynamo players joined kids from the Boys and Girls yesterday for some pizza at Little Caesars.

Jonah Freedman of MLSsoccer.com believes Major League Soccer needs to embrace the samba and find more young Brazilian talent to join the league.

Omar Salgado, a star on the U.S. U-20 national team, saw his loan deal to Vancouver fall through due to technicalities with his ITC.

Leander Schaerlaeckens of ESPN.com believes that while the Designated Player rule has been beneficial to the league, teams face many financial restrictions that will prevent MLS from further growth.

SI.com columnist Grant Wahl recently watched the 30 for 30 documentary The Two Escobars and called it the finest soccer documentary he has ever seen.