Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Poor Form Could Cost Dynamo Players International Spots
Houston Chronicle, May 23rd, 2007 3:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

By any measure, it's been a poor start to the season from MLS defending champ Houston Dynamo. A 2-4-1 record is bad enough, but the fact that Houston has netted just four goals and been shut out in five of the seven games is a worrying sign for Coach Dominic Kinnear. What happened to Brian Ching? Aside from a good performance against Colorado, Dwayne De Rosario has also been quiet.

Ching, Houston's joint-top scorer last season, understands that the team's poor performances could also place the U.S. national status of himself and his Dynamo teammates in doubt. "I think [U.S. coach Bob Bradley] wants to pull in guys who are playing well at the time," said Ching. "By us not doing as well as we should or we'd like to, I think it hurts us." In all, six Dynamo players -- Ching, Wade Barrett, Eddie Robinson, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis and Brian Mullen -- have been assessed by Bradley ahead of the 2007 Gold Cup. On Thursday, Bradley will name his 23-man squad for the tournament, which the USA won in 2005.

Clark, the holding midfielder and a national team veteran along with Ching, seemed less worried about the Dynamo's poor start. "It's a long season, and we still have time to reach our peak as a team," he said. For Kinnear and other MLS coaches, the 2007 Gold Cup and the 2007 Copa America that follows it pose problems, because they could lose their best players for as long as two months.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Atleti Re-signs Tiago     
Atletico Madrid on Tuesday re-signed Tiago Mendes on a two-year deal, despite interest from Premier League ...
Koeman: Dani Osvaldo for Sale    
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Daniel Osvaldo is for sale, but reports in Italy ...
BVB: Hummels, Reus Not for Sale    
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp on Tuesday poured cold water over the transfer speculation swirling around ...
Shakhtar Brazilians Defected Because of 'Deadly Risk'    
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says he and his fellow Brazilian players have refused to return ...
Brazil Reappoints Dunga as Head Coach     
The Brazilian soccer association (CBF) on Tuesday appointed Dunga as coach of the Brazilian national team, ...
Official: James Joins Real     
James Rodriguez on Tuesday became the fourth most-expensive player ever, signing a six-year deal with European ...
City's Negredo Breaks Foot    
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has broken his foot and will be out of action for ...
Liverpool Close to Remy Signing    
Liverpool on Monday activated the release clause of Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, agreeing to ...
Evra Joins Juventus    
Juventus on Monday confirmed that Patrice Evra has officially joined from Manchester United on a two-year ...
Prandelli: Balotelli's World 'Far Away from Reality'    
Cesare Prandelli has said he did not fall out with Mario Balotelli during the World Cup ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives