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
Houston's Ching Returns Home
Honolulu Star Bulletin, February 19th, 2008 4PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

For the first time in his professional career, 29-year-old Brian Ching will get the opportunity to play in front of his hometown friends and family, when the Houston Dynamo plays Sydney FC in the Pan Pacific Championship semifinal in Honolulu tomorrow night. "I'm extremely excited," Ching told the Honolulu Star Bulletin. "It's always been a dream of mine to play back in Hawaii ever since I've become a professional. I have a lot of friends and family who have never seen me play live, and are really excited about the tournament. To come back and play pretty meaningful competition, I think it's going to be exciting."

In fact, the last time Ching played a competitive match in Hawaii was his senior year at the Kamehameha School in Oahu in 1996. After that, Ching moved to the mainland where he played college ball at Gonzaga, before landing a spot on the San Jose Earthquakes in 2003. Two years later, the Earthquakes moved to Houston, where Ching won back-to-back MLS titles in 2006 and 2007.

Because of his native connection, Ching has emerged as a kind of unofficial spokesperson for the Pan-Pacific Championship. "This tournament is a great way for the MLS to spread its awareness to Hawaii, Australia and Japan," the Houston forward tells the Press Enterprise. "The potential of this tournament is huge. If it can evolve into a tournament where the winners from each league around the Pacific compete for the champions it will get even better."

 

 

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
Ozil on the Defensive    
In an interview with German news outlet FAZ, Arsenal's much-maligned playmaker Mesut Ozil defended his record ...
LVG: We Threw Away Three Points     
Louis van Gaal said that Manchester United threw three points away as Leicester City twice rallied ...
Messi Closes in on 400 Career Goals     
After scoring the last of Barcelona's five goals against Levante on Sunday, Lionel Messi moved to ...
Bayern Looking Up at Paderborn    
Just four games into the Bundesliga season and Bayern Munich finds itself in the unfamiliar position ...
PSG Continues Slow Start     
For the third game in a row, struggling French champ Paris Saint-Germain drew 1-1 after taking ...
Inzaghi Responds to Milan President's Criticism     
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi on Sunday fired a thinly veiled criticism at Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi ...
Mourinho: Lampard 'Love Story' Over at Chelsea     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho proclaimed that the "love story" between his Blues and current Manchester City ...
Nigerian U-20 star Dike hopes more Cowgirl goals will come    
Goals by Courtney Dike helped Nigeria reach the final of the Under-20 Women's World Cup in ...
Inzaghi: Milan Has Nothing to Lose Against Juve     
AC Milan on Saturday hosts Juventus in an early-season top-of-the-standings clash of Italian heavyweights. While Milan ...
London Wins Semis and Final of Euro 2020    
UEFA on Friday awarded Wembley Stadium in London as the venue for the semifinals and final ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives