Dynamo Daily - August 4, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

Dynamo forward Dominic Oduro was ejected from the July 21 match against Puebla, after referee Oscar Reyna issued Oduro a red card after believing Oduro had picked up two prior yellows. The SuperLiga Appeals Committee has reviewed the decision and has overturned the suspension, allowing him to play in tomorrow night's semifinal match against Morelia.

The Dynamo Youth Development system is opening a new Dynamo
Juniors
program in McAllen. 
The new program gives Rio Grande Valley youth the opportunity to grow
into the Dynamo Academy, and potentially the Dynamo first team. Check out this feature on two Academy players in a local Houston-area newspaper.

MLS has posted the Power
Rankings
for week 18.  The
Dynamo are notched at number 13, climbing one spot from last week’s
ranking.  Real Salt Lake jumped up
from the number 4 to claim the top spot. ESPN.com ranks the Dynamo 15th in their latest poll.

D.C. United made a major staff change this morning, firing Curt
Onalfo
as head coach. 
Assistant coach Ben Olsen will be stepping in as interim coach.

Clint
Mathis
 will be playing his final game this Saturday night against Real Madrid, retiring after a
successful career both in MLS and for the U.S. national team.

The Vatican has problems with the Serie A kick off
times.  The Catholic
Church
thinks that the 12:30 p.m. kick off will invade with time that families
should be spending eating lunch together.

Future MLS expansions? 
San
Diego
wants a piece of the action.