Dynamo Daily - September 13, 2010

A daily dose of Dynamo and other newsworthy clips

Although the Dynamo are ten points back of a playoff spot with seven games remaining, players and coaches remain optimistic and know that the path to the postseason begins this Saturday when the Dynamo host Toronto FC.

Houston will have to face Toronto without midfielder Anthony Obodai, who will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

Tomorrow night the Dynamo will host the inaugural 'Dine with the Dynamo' event. Fans will not only have the opportunity to dine with their favorite players and coaches, but will be able to purchase a cookbook featuring delicious recipes, courtesy of the players and their families.

The Dynamo Academy was in action this past weekend with the U-16s 2-1 winning and the U-18s falling 3-1 to the Lonestar Aztex. Academy players also made their mark for their respective collegiate teams, with Josue Soto tallying a goal and an assist for Southern Methodist University on Sunday.

Jordan Wise of SB Nation runs down a list of potential Designated Player signings for the Dynamo.

In the latest edition of Canetti's Corner, the Dynamo COO talks about the latest developments with the stadium project and last week's visit by the FIFA inspection team.

Former Dynamo midfielder Stuart Holden had a special guest in the stands last Saturday when his Bolton Wanderers squad took on Arsenal.

SI.com columnist Steve Davis offers his thoughts on this past weekend in MLS.

The Russian Football Union announced on Monday that the country's leagues will switch to the fall-to-spring season starting next year. Brian Straus of AOL Fanhouse believes MLS should not follow suit.