Dynamo Daily - March 14, 2011
The Dynamo finished preseason on a high note yesterday, defeating the New England Revolution 3-1 in the final game of the Atlanta Pro Soccer Challenge. Unfortunately for the Dynamo, Brian Ching picked up an injury in Friday's game against the Columbus Crew. Ching's injury might open the door for rookie Will Bruin to see time in this Saturday's season opener.
In the latest installment of Newcomer Spotlight, HoustonDynamo.com profiles Dynamo defender Jordan Graye.
Two other defenders who are fighting for a starting spot this season are Kofi Sarkodie and Hunter Freeman.
SI.com offers a comprehensive preview of this year's MLS season. Steve Davis ranks the teams in the league top-to-bottom, including a breakdown of each conference. Avi Creditor lists his 10 breakout players for 2011 (including Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall) as well as major question marks for each club heading into First Kick.
Grant Wahl had the chance to interview MLS Commissioner Don Garber last week. Read a transcript of Wahl's interview here.
MLS is closing in on its 8,000th goal. With the league currently sitting at 7,997 it would some tremendous play from the goalkeepers in the league for 8,000 to not happen before the Dynamo's match on Saturday. It would be fitting for a Dynamo to score that goal though considering Houston players have scored the 6,000th and 7,000th goals in MLS history.
Argentina announced its roster for their March 29 match with the United States. The roster is loaded with talent, including Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
Now time for some fun videos.
In A-League action, the Brisbane Roar came back from a 2-0 overtime deficit to defeat Central Coast to win the Australian League.
Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez was a breakout star in last year's World Cup and continues to shine for his club Udinese.
These are the types of misses you might see during pick up games in Houston, not ones you would expect to see in Serie A.