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Ching returns to the Dynamo
by Paul Kennedy, February 16th, 2012 6:11PM

TAGS:  houston dynamo, mls, montreal impact


[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Brian Ching is headed back to the Houston Dynamo after the 2011 MLS Cup finalist reached an agreement with the Montreal Impact to give the expansion club a conditional first-round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft in return for the veteran striker who was taken by the Impact in the Expansion Draft.

“I am very happy to have Brian back with the team,” Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said in a statement. “This is a very important year for the Dynamo, and if anyone deserves to be involved with the team, it’s Brian.”

The Dynamo will move into its new stadium, BBVA Compass Stadium, in 2012. Ching is an original member of the Dynamo, which won MLS titles in 2006 and 2007, with 51 goals in 125 games since the club's move from San Jose.

The Impact's selection of the 2006 U.S. World Cup player after the Dynamo's decision to leave Ching available created some bad blood between the teams.

Kinnear acknowledged he was "a little bit rude" in the manner it was handled.

It was first thought that Ching might retire, but he reported to the Impact's training camp and even started in the Impact's 2-0 loss to the Houston last week.

Ching will reportedly move into the Dynamo front office when he retires

  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: February 17, 2012 at 9:59 a.m.
    Let this be a lesson to Dominic Kinnear and the rest of MLS managers. Don't play with the fate of your most valuable and loyal player. Ching should not have been left unprotected. Also, let it be a lesson to Ching and other stars of the league. Keep your mouth shot. It is fine if you want to retire prematurely, but don't use it as a threat.
  1. Glenn Maddock
    commented on: February 17, 2012 at 4:13 p.m.
    Yes, this was handled terribly. Way to humiliate your veteran star player. Ching should have kept his mouth shut and so should Montreal and Houston management. Act like big boys and get a deal worked out long before he has to put on a Montreal jersey and show up to their camp knowing he doesnt want to be there. I hope Houston kicks Montreals ass all year.

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