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Dynamo Daily - June 30, 2010

Last night’s U.S. Open Cup match ended with a Dynamo victory, after Lovel Palmer scored the only goal of the match in the 81st minute. Luis Landín played well at the attacking midfield position before an injury forced him out of the game in the first half. Although it was not their finest performance, the Dynamo were happy to come away with the win. Tally Hall improved to 3-1 in Open Cup games.

The next match for the Open Cup will be Tuesday night at Robertson Stadium against Chivas USA, who advanced with a 1-0 win of their own over the Austin Aztex.

MLSsoccer.com ranks the Dynamo 10th in their latest power rankings.

Tired of that buzzing sound on your TV during World Cup matches? So are we. That’s why MLS and the Houston Dynamo have banned vuvuzelas from the MLS All-Star Game. Speaking of the All-Star Game, Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear will serve as an assistant coach to the MLS squad. Kinnear will also run training sessions on July 26 and July 27, with head coach Bruce Arena out of the country for CONCACAF Champions League matches.

The Dynamo face off against Toronto FC tomorrow on ESPN2. See the MLS match preview here.

If you can’t make the trip to Toronto, be sure to check out the viewing party at Hooters Stafford.

Danny Cruz takes some time to talk to HoustonDynamo.com about his hobbies, MLS play, and the World Cup.