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Dynamo Daily - May 7, 2010

In the off chance you were consumed by the decline of the stock market yesterday, you may have missed the news regarding the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. Local politicians hope that the spectacle will show the world that Houston is a prime candidate to host a World Cup game.  It is believed Manchester United will bring some its top stars, including Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.

The rivalry between Chivas USA and the Houston Dynamo will continue this weekend. Chivas will look to avenge the 3-0 loss they suffered April 17 at Robertson Stadium.  Defender Eddie Robinson will miss this weekend’s contest but hasn’t ruled out a return for next Thursday’s match at Real Salt Lake.

In part because of his ability to garner a new stadium for the Dynamo, the Houston Chronicle considers Oliver Luck the top dog in its rankings of Houston-area general managers.

Exhibition matches offer the best chance for players, who do not normally see the field, to impress their coaches. Although Danny Cruz got a late start to soccer, he has blossomed quickly and will look to parlay the June 10 friendly in Corpus Christi into more playing time.

Although his playing days are behind him, the fire that burns inside Dynamo assistant coach Wade Barrett has not gone out. Anyone up for a 50k run?

On May 22 the Houston Dynamo will host a Champions of Hope event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Click here for special ticket offers.

Former Dynamo trialist Léandre Griffit recently signed with the Columbus Crew.  Be sure to have your French dictionary nearby.

Major League Soccer announced today that Montreal will join the league in 2010, becoming the 19th member of MLS.

With the new rules regarding Designated Players, teams are faced with the decision of sacrificing team performance for the opportunity to make money through sponsorships and merchandise.  Luis Landín was quoted in this story.

May 19, 2010 is an important day for the city of Houston. It is the day Houston residents compete against Rome, Italy in Challenge Day 2010, an international competition to see which cities in the worlds are most active.