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Dynamo Daily - March 9, 2011

As the Houston Dynamo head into the home-stretch of their preseason, there is healthy competition with the players in camp as they battle for spots in the starting lineup. Many people expect to see Brian Ching in the opening day lineup, which leaves one forward position open for the four other forwards on the roster.

Dynamo President Chris Canetti announced yesterday the potential for a game against Stuart Holden and the Bolton Wanderers in this year's edition of the Dynamo Charities Cup.

In today's "Newcomer Spotlight" HoustonDynamo.com profiled Dynamo Academy product Josue Soto. In case you missed yesterday's edition, check out this interview with another Academy product, midfielder Alex Dixon.

SBNation offers its take on the Dynamo lineup as Houston prepares for its season-opening match against Philadelphia.

The Dallas Cup announced the four brackets for the 16-team Super Group to be played in Frisco, next month.

Officials at CONCACAF expect this year's Gold Cup to be one of the biggest ever. Houston's Reliant Stadium will host the two semifinal matches.

Paul Dalglish's connection to Liverpool looks like it will pay off for the newest Dynamo Juniors program.