* Tickets remain available for the Houston game. And yes, please note it's a 7 p.m. Friday kickoff.
* On Wednesday, the Dynamo acquired forward Calen Carr from Chicago in exchange for forward Dominic Oduro. Details on the trade here.
Schmid’s reaction when told today: “Eh, same thing.”
* Gorilla FC is holding a fund-raising event for victims of the Japan earthquake and tsumani. The event will feature bowling and a viewing party for the USA-Argentina soccer match from 2:30-6 p.m. Saturday at Garage Billiards, 1130 Broadway in Seattle. Details are available here.
* Defender Patrick Ianni will appear at Elliott Bay Books, 1521 Tenth Ave., Seattle, from 1-2 p.m. Sunday to help introduce Clare Meeker’s book “Soccer Dreams,” which is intended for young soccer players and fans and includes tips from Ianni, Schmid, Zakuani and goalkeeper Kasey Keller.
Here's the release from the club:
WHO: Sounders FC defender Patrick Ianni and author Clare Meeker
WHAT: Soccer Dreams book launch event Soccer Dreams is an inspiring sports story for young soccer players and fans and features real-life strategy and teamwork tips from the members of the 2010 Sounders FC team, including Coach Sigi Schmid, defender Patrick Ianni, goalkeeper Kasey Keller and midfielder Steve Zakuani.
WHEN: 1-2 p.m. Sunday, March 27 WHERE: Elliott Bay Books, 1521 Tenth Ave., Seattle
WHY: A portion of the sales of the book will help support scholarships for area youth in need to attend Sounders FC youth soccer camps.
Soccer Dreams is available at local bookstores, the Pro Shop at Qwest Field and Pacific Place and proshop.soundersfc.com.