Dynamo Daily - August 2, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The Dynamo fought hard to earn a 2-2 draw
Saturday night
against the New York Red Bulls. Houston was down until the 90th minute, when Brian
Mullan
scored a thrilling goal off a long ball by Andrew Hainault. Thierry Henry failed to
score a goal in his MLS debut, but he did assist on one goal and help set up another. Possibly the most interesting event of
the match was when fans
ran onto the field
and confronted Henry soon after Mullan scored his equalizing
goal. The Dynamo were able to earn a draw, even after Lovel Palmer was inexplicably sent off in the first half after a questionable foul call.

Although many believe Henry is past his prime, those in attendance Saturday night saw some phenomenal play from the French international. Adding to the excitement of Henry on the New York squad, the
Red Bulls are set to announce a third
Designated Player
on Tuesday. It is believed that player will be Mexican national team captain Rafael Marquez.

New York just can’t stay out of the news, as talks are under
way to breathe new life into the New
York Cosmos
, with a long-term goal of the team becoming an MLS expansion squad.

This week’s Canetti’s
Corner
is up. In the latest edition, Dynamo COO Chris Canetti talks about the excitement of the past week and ways Dynamo fans can build on the momentum.

The Dynamo are hosting Monarcas Morelia this Thursday in the
SuperLiga semi-finals.  Get your tickets here!

A Chinese businessman has put in a bid to buy a controlling share of English Premier League club Liverpool.

Landon Donovan may have
gotten too expensive for the English Premier League. David
Moyes
says that he’s not willing to put up the money to have Donovan return
to Everton.

If anyone out there is looking to run a major league franchise one day, here is an example of what not to do.