Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

Dynamo Daily - July 27, 2010

The Houston Dynamo U-17 squad defeated the U-17 squad from Chivas USA last night, 1-0, to claim first place in Group C and advance to the semifinals of the SUM U-17 Cup. The Dynamo will take on Real Salt Lake tonight at 7:45 p.m. with D.C. United and the Columbus Crew kicking off in the other semifinal match at 6 p.m.

Tonight is the Houston Dynamo’s All-Star Jam!  The Houston Chronicle highlights tonight’s events and gives a small breakdown of Sir Alex Ferguson’s comments on the upcoming All-Star Game. The eyes of the world are on Houston this week and it looks as if the city is up for the challenge.

The Oregonian reports that former Dynamo assistant coach John Spencer is the frontrunner to coach MLS expansion club Portland Timbers.

The Dynamo All-Stars are proud of their opportunity to promote Major League Soccer—and this is the time to do it, with sports fans starting to grow an appreciation for soccer after a thrilling 2010 World Cup.

Manchester United fans were disappointed with the club’s loss to the Kansas City Wizards. And with a frustrated United club coming into tomorrow night’s match, the MLS All-Stars are looking to impress soccer fans all over the world by upsetting the top-notch EPL club.

Ryan Giggs and Co. understand the success the MLS All-Stars have had against EPL clubs in the past and are ready for the challenge. Sir Alex Ferguson praised Bob Bradley for the work he did with the U.S. national team. compiled a roster of their all-time Houston Best XI. Some of those names might look a little familiar.

U.S. national team player Omar Salgado, who recently signed a generation Adidas contract with MLS, scored the game-winning goal against China in the Milk Cup.

After opening his Red Bulls career playing exhibitions against European clubs, Thierry Henry will now have to face the reality of playing in MLS, Saturday night in Houston.