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Dynamo Daily - May 11, 2010

Bob Bradley named 30 players to the preliminary roster of the U.S. men’s national team Tuesday afternoon. Dynamo forward Brian Ching was selected as one of six forwards and will report to camp this weekend. Although he suffered an injury on April 1 that has kept him from game action, Ching believes he is fit and ready to contribute to the World Cup team. He will be available for the Dynamo on Thursday.

Dominic Kinnear’s switch from a 4-4-2 formation to a 4-5-1 (or 4-3-3, depending on who you ask) worked for the Dynamo; the same cannot be said for other team’s formation changes. With last week’s split, the Dynamo fell to 5th in’s Power Rankings. Steve Davis put Houston 5th in his weekly power rankings and named Dynamo defender Craig Waibel to his Team of the Week. rewarded the Dynamo for their win at Chivas and ranked them 3rd in its weekly power rankings.

Real Salt Lake defender Jamison Olave has not played well against the Dynamo. James Edward of the Deseret News wonders if he might be better off sitting Thursday night's game out. Unexpected things happen when the Dynamo and Real Salt Lake square off.

As the Houston Dynamo U-18 team battles for a spot in the Development Academy playoffs, former Dynamo Academy member Francisco Navas Cobo shows that with hard work, one can achieve his goals.

Dynamo Chief Operating Officer Chris Canetti lent his expertise to all things Houston Dynamo in the latest installment of Canetti’s Corner.

Don’t forget to vote for Brad Davis or Adrian Serioux for the MLS Goal of the Week!

The buzz for the Mexican national team continues to grow, and that fervor will continue Thursday night when Mexico hosts Angola at Reliant Stadium.