Jim Rogash

Dynamo Daily - May 4, 2010

Houston has been hampered by injuries all year but is finally receiving some good news: Bring Ching hopes to return to the Dynamo lineup Saturday against Chivas USA. Ching hopes that if he can show he has returned to form in the next week, he will earn an invite to the United States’ pre-World Cup training camp.

After the thrashing of Kansas City, the Dynamo climbed to fourth in Goal.com’s Power Rankings.

Forbes.com ranked the top ten American players playing abroad. Think you know who they ranked number one? Think again.

Thousands camped out to see the World Cup trophy this weekend in Houston. The trophy is on an 83-country, 225-day tour on its way to Johannesburg, South Africa.

Speaking of the World Cup, one might wonder if the new Arizona immigration laws could have an effect on whether or not FIFA grants the United States either the 2018 or 2022 World Cups.

It’s a problem that few countries have to face but one that plagues the United States. With a number of Mexican-Americans living in this country, U.S. Soccer has to compete with the Mexican national team for popularity. On top of that, many Mexican-American players are faced with the decision of which country to represent.

With all that is wrong in the world today (i.e. bomb threats, oil spills, etc.), it’s nice to read stories such as this one from Seattle.