Veteran forward Brian Ching completed a one year deal to remain a key member of the Houston Dynamo for the 2013 season and beyond. Ching’s one year deal was announced just two days before the season opener against DC United.
In a report by MLS writer Darrell Lovell, Ching said “It was getting stressful with it being the last day of my contract and the first game being Saturday. I am happy to have it done.”
Ching is the Dynamo’s all-time goal scorer with 69 goals and ranks among the franchise leaders in games played (third, 205), games started (fifth, 160), and assists (third, 29).
The Dynamo forward began his professional career in 2001 with Los Angeles Galaxy. After a one year stint in the A league, Ching was selected in the 2003 MLS Supplemental Draft by the San Jose Earthquakes. Three years later, his four goal outburst in the Dynamo’s first ever game in 2006 at Robertson Stadium became the beginning of an endless love affair between the Dynamo faithful and the native Hawaiian. Ching capped the 2006 season earning the MLS Cup MVP scoring both the tying and winning goals.
Head coach Dominic Kinnear praised Ching’s importance to the team.
“Throughout his career, Brian has been a key part of who we are,” Kinnear said. He has also been an important player on the field and in the locker room.”
Ching played in a career high 30 games during the 2012 season, most as a late game substitute and offensive spark.
Dynamo team president Chris Canetti announced the signing late Thursday afternoon
“Having him here was never in question; it just took some time to iron out the details. He is an integral part of our club today and will be into the future.”
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