The Houston Dynamo will prepare for their weekend match against D.C. United, hoping to rebound from the 3-1 loss at the hands of Real Salt Lake. Dynamo COO Chris Canetti provides an update on the status of certain players and highlights coming events for the Dynamo organization in his weekly blog.
Two players who won’t be available to play this weekend are Andrew Hainault and Pat Onstad, who will be training with the Canadian national team in advance of their friendly against Argentina. In this Houston Chronicle feature by Richard Justice, Onstad says he would love to play until his he is 50 but will gladly retire when he can no longer help the team.
Grahame Jones believes that in the end, MLS teams won’t be heavily affected by the World Cup.
The United States is not the only team with injury concerns heading into the World Cup.
With the MLS All-Star Game and NCAA Final Four on tap for the city of Houston, the next event on the horizon could be a potential World Cup game. Jamey Rootes, president of the Houston Texans, has a vision to host a World Cup game at Reliant Stadium, and that vision could be closer to fruition after Houston was one of 18 cities included in the bid book submitted to FIFA by the USA Bid Committee.
This Wednesday night, the Dynamo are hosting a Celebrity Pour Event to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dynamo fans will receive free beer and wine from your favorite Dynamo players. Click here for more information and to find out how to donate to this worthy cause.