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Dynamo Daily - July 6, 2010

The Houston Dynamo and Chivas USA will square off tonight for the third time this season in the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. If Houston wins, it will be the third time in five years the Dynamo have advanced to the Open Cup semifinals.

With injuries to Brad Davis and Luis Landín and the pending suspension of Joseph Ngwenya, tonight is another opportunity for head coach Dominic Kinnear to play some of his reserves.

In the latest edition of Canetti’s Corner, Dynamo COO Chris Canetti acknowledges that although three points against both Colorado and Toronto would have been nice, both games were a step in the right direction for the team.

Today is the deadline to vote your favorite Dynamo players on the MLS All-Star Team.

Zimbabwean national Joseph Ngwenya has come a long way from playing on the streets of Njube, Zimbabwe, but will now play a critical role in the success of the Dynamo going forward.

On the heels of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his impact on Colombian soccer, the Colombian police force have confiscated a replica World Cup trophy made out of 24 pounds of cocaine.

Brian Ching talks to the Houston Chronicle about the unpredictable nature of soccer and how it can act as an equalizer for people all over the world.