Almost the middle of the Week and here are a few options for the local Soccer Scene going on this week.
Dynamo Charities has a great event to raise some Money for a serious cause and have some fun with your favorite players in a different setting. Here are the details:
The Houston Dynamo will host a Celebrity Pour event at Lucky’s Pub on Wednesday, May 19. Dynamo players will be on hand to serve domestic beer and wine, with all tips benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Defenders Bobby Boswell and Mike Chabala and midfielders Danny Cruz and Corey Ashe will serve as celebrity bartenders from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Through the Champions of Hope campaign, Dynamo President Oliver Luck, Senior Vice President Rocky Harris, and midfielder Richard Mulrooney have teamed up to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its efforts to find a cure for cancer.
Additionally you can buy a package deal over at http://www.houstondynamo.com/LLS that includes a Ticket to the game against DC and a Dynamo Beer Stein. Donations are also accepted so don't be shy and do something for a great cause.
There was also something about the MLS Commissioner being in town today to talk about the MLS All Star Game against some team from England. Work precluded me being there so you will have to take in this Video report of the proceedings: http://www.houstondynamo.com/news/2010/05/videophoto-don-garber-press-conference
Speaking of the All Star Game, don't forget to Rock the VOTE for your favorite players, if not you will probably see a whole bunch of Seattle Players not named Freddy, Freddi or Kasey that no one outside of the Coffee Capital of the Northwest cares about: http://www.mlssoccer.com/content/mls-all-star-ballot Remember, don't bitch if you did not vote!
Dynamo Injury Update and Away from the Team News : Eddie Robinson (knee) is doing better and may be back on Saturday. Personally I would rather him sit this one out unless he is 100%.
Cam Weaver (knee) practiced this week and should be able to go on Saturday (barring any setbacks). Luis Landin (concussion) should be available and probably will start IMO.
Joe Ngwenya (ITC) is questionable. Chris Cannetti says that the Team is supposed to hear some feedback from FIFA on Tuesday. I hope so but would not count on it unless they need a diversion from the England bid scandal…
Brian Ching (with the US Team in Princeton) , Andrew Hainault and Pat Onstad (Going to Argentina with Team Canada) are out.
If you can't make it to Lucky's or just want to see a real good Soccer Movie, go check out Pelada tomorrow showing at the Studio Movie Grill over at 805 Town and Country Lane at 7 PM: http://www.pelada-movie.com/about/index.html
The Houston Leones settled for a 1:1 Draw with the Rio Grand Valley Bravos down in Richmond, stats and lineups can be found here: http://www.houstonleones.com/scripts/runisa.dll?M2:gp::72602+Elements/Display+E+46252+Page/Stats/+72011+1584781 Samir Pena went the distance.
Oh yeah, I did not forget the Cheerleaders so you have to check this out: