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Dynamo Daily - August 27, 2010

The Houston Dynamo will travel to Commerce City, Colo. this weekend for a matchup with the Colorado Rapids that has playoff implications for both squads. Goal.com previews Saturday night's match and believes Brian Ching is the key to Houston's success the rest of the season.

It's amazing what a win can do for an organization. After going two months between MLS victories, the Dynamo are looking to stay focused and win back-to-back games for the first time all season.

With the addition of more teams to MLS, the playoff races are heating up earlier and earlier, as evidence by the key matchup this weekend in Colorado.

The credit rating for the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority has been downgraded to "junk bond" status. Don't worry Dynamo fans, that won't affect developments for the Dynamo's new stadium because of the amount of private funding involved with the deal.

The Galveston Pirate Soccer Club will take on the Dynamo Reserves (Academy) on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Kyle McCarthy forecasts Week 22 matchups and takes a look at Eastern conference woes.

Paul Kennedy of Soccer America looks at the changing face of MLS.

There is still no word as to whether or not Bob Bradley will return as head coach of the U.S. national team.