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Stuart Holden announces Kick In For Houston celebrity soccer game

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Brian Ching, Alex Morgan, and Steve Nash are all on board to play in charity game.

Stuart Holden has announced a celebrity soccer game to help raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. The former Houston Dynamo player had tweeted after Harvey that he would be putting together a charity match in response to the flooding.

The Peel Episode 44: Texas Derby Day!!

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The guys are joined by Mr. Robinson and Mr. Ching

ANOTHER ROAD LOSS!!! It was another hard one to watch as the Houston Dynamo dropped 3 points in Vancouver Saturday night.

With players missing the Texas Derby, what do the Dynamo need to do to come back to Houston with 3 points against F.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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After a mid-week disappointing loss to New York Red Bulls, the Philadelphia Union play host to another team off to a disappointing start, Houston Dynamo.

UNION GAME #8
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
April 19, 2014
4:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Dynamo Theory
Starting XI
Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga Forward Brian Ching, Calen Carr
Michael Farfan, Brian Carroll, Stefani Miglioranzi, Justin Mapp Midfield Danny Cruz, Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo, Brad Davis
Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan Defense Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Corey Ashe
Faryd Mondragon Goalkeeper Tally Hall
Zac MacMath, Roger Torres, Freddy Adu, Kyle Nakazawa, Amobi Okugo, Jack McInerney, Morgan Langley Bench Je-Vaughn Watson, Will Bruin, Carlo Costly, Colin Clark, Hunter Freeman, Jermaine Taylor, Tyler Deric
Stats (Explained Here)
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Ching named managing director of NWSL expansion club Dash

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By DAN KARELL

Brian Ching seemed headed for a front office role following retirement from the Houston Dynamo, and he's already found himself a new role that will allow him to remain in Houston.

On Monday, Ching was named the managing director of the newest expansion franchise in the National Women's Soccer League, the Houston Dash.

Must-See Video: Player camera worn by Brad Davis at Ching testimonial match

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By DAN KARELL

Were you wondering what that camera was doing strapped to Brad Davis' chest during Brian Ching's testimonial match last Friday?

Well wonder no more. The folks with the Houston Dynamo posted a video with highlights from the Davis GoPro cam, giving fans an inside look not only at the match but what a player sees and hears during a game.

Top 5 moments from Brian Ching’s testimonial match

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Despite conflicting reports as to whether or not it was actually the first testimonial match in MLS history – both Marco Etcheverry and Mauricio Cienfuegos were honored with tribute games, though they took place before MLS matches and weren't stand-alone events – Friday's game honoring Brian Ching was a watershed moment in league history.

Report: Dynamo forward Ching to retire at end of season

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By DAN KARELL

Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching is reportedly ready to make his 13th season in professional soccer his last.

According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, Ching will announce on Tuesday his intent to retire at the end of the season, ending a decorated career that includes scoring the most goals in Dynamo history and earning 45 caps for the U.

Brian Ching Meets Dynamo Fans at AT&T Event

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Houston Dynamo striker Brian Ching met with fans at the Compaq Center AT&T Store in Houston on Thursday night.

Fans of the first Hawaiian to play for the United States national team were able to get autographs, take pictures and try out some of AT&T's new products.

AT&T is one of the biggest sponsors of soccer in the United States.

YOU TELL US: What do you think of Brian Ching accusing New England Revolution of “theatrics”

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Heated comments from Brian Ching after the New England's 2-0 win in Houston Saturday night – are causing a stir around Major League Soccer.

The Dynamo forward sounded off on what he termed "theatrics" from the Revs during the visitors' surprise victory at BBVA Compass Stadium.

What do you think of Ching's comments?

Houston Dynamo Odds & Ends - March 1, 2012

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The 2013 MLS season starts tomorrow, Saturday March 2nd, and the Houston Dynamo will be hosting D.C. United at BBVA Compass Stadium. Click here to purchase tickets. It's been a somewhat busy week for the Dynamo as they get ready for the new season and another shot at the MLS Cup.

Contracts have been a big issue this week with Brian Ching and Mike Chabala getting new contracts and Chris Canetti getting a contract extension.

Houston Dynamo Odds & Ends - March 1, 2012

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The 2013 MLS season starts tomorrow, Saturday March 2nd, and the Houston Dynamo will be hosting D.C. United at BBVA Compass Stadium. Click here to purchase tickets. It's been a somewhat busy week for the Dynamo as they get ready for the new season and another shot at the MLS Cup.

Contracts have been a big issue this week with Brian Ching and Mike Chabala getting new contracts and Chris Canetti getting a contract extension.

Houston Dynamo Odds & Ends - March 1, 2012

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The 2013 MLS season starts tomorrow, Saturday March 2nd, and the Houston Dynamo will be hosting D.C. United at BBVA Compass Stadium. Click here to purchase tickets. It's been a somewhat busy week for the Dynamo as they get ready for the new season and another shot at the MLS Cup.

Contracts have been a big issue this week with Brian Ching and Mike Chabala getting new contracts and Chris Canetti getting a contract extension.

Houston Dynamo, Newtown Kindness Announce Partnership

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On Tuesday January 29, 2013, the Houston Dynamo announced that it has joined with Newtown Kindness to become an official partner of the inaugural Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Award. In addition to becoming partners of the program, Dynamo defender Corey Ashe, midfielder Ricardo Clark and forwards Brian Ching and Cam Weaver have agreed to become spokespeople for the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Award.

Brian Ching returns to Houston Dynamo for 2013 season

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One big question mark heading into 2013 has been the future of forward Brian Ching. On New Year's Eve, Ching made his intentions known.

"I still feel like I can contribute," Ching told MLSsoccer.com.

That's right. The House that Ching built will get to give Brian one more year under the lights.

Galaxy Confirm Signing of Goalkeeper Cudicini

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The LA Galaxy on Monday announced the signing of 39-year-old goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini pending a work visa and medical examination. Cudicini left Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer and will not be a designated player for the Galaxy. The Italian [...]

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At Peace with New Role, Ching Weighs Options

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Much of the hype prior to the MLS Cup final was focused on the LA Galaxy and the future of their star players, but another American soccer legend may have played his final match. According to his contract, Brian Ching, [...]

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Eddie Johnson

DC United, Washington Spirit, & Sundry Soccer Links for 1 August 2014

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The Washington Spirit and DC United are headed for the playoffs if they keep this up, while Brian Ching is headed for the woodshed in Eddie Johnson's twitter feed.

It's a great time to be alive if you're a DC soccer fan. Both our men and women are on a hot streak straight for the playoffs.

Freedom Kicks for 31 July 2014: EJ, Rolfe, Miami Beckhams

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We have news about stadiums, incentives, and transfers.

We will talk about last night's win in other fora, but there is other soccer news around the world. Let's jump into it.

Do players need incentive laden contracts for continued success? Brian Ching thinks EJ does - Dynamo Theory: The article looks a little different in light of Eddie Johnson's goal last night, but the point remains an interesting one.

The US and the 2010 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with a look at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The US and the 2006 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with a look at 2006 tournament in Germany.

Major League Soccer

Match Preview: #HOUvNE

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The New England Revolutionkick of their MLS campaign this weekend in Houston, where the perennially potent Dynamo await. The match is set to take place on Saturday at 8:30 pm EST at BBVA Compass Stadium.

The hosts, who lost to the eventual MLS Cup winners Sporting Kansas City last season in the Conference finals, are hoping to return to theMLS Cup Finalby the end of the season after missing out on last year's championshipmatchfor the first time in three years.

Santa Fe says it has 40% stake in Valdes’ rights, College Cup, MLS player movement, more

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Latest on the Carlos Valdes situation. Notre Dame wins College Cup at PPL Park. Lots of player moves and rumors in MLS. More WC stadium deaths. More news.

Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo: Key Battles To Watch At Jeld-Wen Field

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Although just four matches into the Major League Soccer season, the Houston Dynamo have once again shown to be one of the league's best and look poised to make a run for a third consecutive MLS Cup appearance. Houston will continue their quest for another Cup appearance this Saturday as they visit Jeld-Wen Field to take on the struggling Portland Timbers.

Welcome Benny Feilhaber

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Sporting Kansas City acquired midfielder Benny Feilhaber from the New England Revolution on Tuesday in exchange for allocation money, Sporting KC's natural first round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, and natural second round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. The 27-year old playmaker has been added to Sporting Kansas City's roster and will occupy a senior roster spot.

Thanks to Stoke City, Dynamo head into offseason with plenty of flexibility

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It was a busy day at the office for the Dynamo, who acquired a big center back – Eric Brunner – in exchange for allocation money. That story is already on chron.com.

Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear had all his year-end meetings with the players today. It's clear all the starters from the 2012 MLS Cup are locked up and set to return.

Philadelphia Union

Union confirms Farfan exit, reports on Union transfer target, more news

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Reaction as Farfan transfer is confirmed by the Union. Reports from Argentina of a possible Union transfer target. More news.

Power rankings slide, best place to work, Brazilian heat, more news

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Union plummet to 16th in ESPN power rankings. Union named one of the best places to work in PA. No live stream from GolTV/US Soccer for US Open Cup final. FIFPro head warns of heat in Brazil. More

Hoffman traded, previews, Mwanga traded, De Ro suspended, US U-20s, more

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Hoffman traded to LA. Season and home opener previews. Pressure on to make playoffs. Mwanga to Colorado, De Rosario to miss first two games. US U-20s face Cuba. More news.

Cam Weaver

First kick: Barnes out, Kinnear goes with rare 4-3-3 formation

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Forward Giles Barnes, who was tied for the team lead with four goals, was out with a right hamstring strain he suffered Wednesday night against D.C. United.

With Barnes unavailable, veteran Brian Ching and rookie Jason Johnson were the only other healthy true forwards available to pair with co-scoring leader Will Bruin.

Dynamo provide comfort to family who lost child in Newtown shooting

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Less than a month after six-year-old Charlotte Bacon was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Dynamo stars Brian Ching, Ricardo Clark, Corey Ashe, Cam Weaver and club president Chris Canetti tried to bring a little joy to her family Monday morning.

Bacon's parents Joel and JoAnn and her 10-year-old brother Guy had breakfast with the Dynamo group in Danbury, Conn.

Dynamo

Despite taunts, Ching cherishes memories of visits to Azteca

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Dynamo all-time leading scorer Brian Ching understands what's in store for the U.S. men's national team Tuesday night when they play a crucial World Cup qualifier against Mexico at Azteca Stadium.

Ching has made two trips to Azteca Stadium with the national. He started the 2-1 loss to Mexico on Aug.

Stressful period ends for Ching as Dynamo do the right thing

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Nobody on the Dynamo knows Brian Ching better than Bobby Boswell. They room together on the road and they are usually together off the pitch when they're not with their girlfriends or families, so Boswell was happy to hear that his pal has signed a contract to be a player-coach this season.

"He's my roommate and we hang out a lot," Boswell said.

Brian Ching still not signed for 2013; contract expires Thursday

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As the Dynamo prepare to unveil their new uniform, the two-time MLS Cup champions still haven't locked up their most famous player Brian Ching for 2013.

Ching's contract expires on Thursday, so a deal must be finalized before he's eligible to play in the season opener Saturday at BBVA Compass Stadium against D.

Ching comes in search of tie

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Already down 2-1, there's no need to leave Brian Ching on the bench.

The Dynamo's all-time leading scorer has been called off the bench in the 77th minute to replace Kofi Sarkodie.

Sarkodie played well, but the Dynamo need goals now. They are pushing up in hopes of the victory.

The Rest

Supporter move is part of bigger Houstonifying effort by Dynamo

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While some fan worry that the moving of the supporter group section is motivated by money Brian Ching says it's about growing the fan base.

Recently, it was announced that the supporter group section of BBVA Compass Stadium would be moving from right behind goal to the North End of the stadium in the 200-level seats.

Houston Dash acquire Brazilian defender

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Tiffany McCarty, Jessica McDonald head to Kansas City in exchange for Draft pics, international roster spot

In a move that Houston Dash managing director Brian Ching called not easy, but necessary for the growth of the team, the Dash have traded forwards Tiffany McCarty and Jessica McDonald to FC Kansas City in exchange for an international spot and the eighth overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft.

The Procrastinator’s Guide To A Proper US Kit

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Like the US MJ instead of FJ these days.

Matt Biggerstaff & Eric Giardini go shopping for icy pops.


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The 23 is set, whether you like it or not.

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Ralston Scores in Brian Ching Testimonial

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Former New England Revolution star Steve Ralston scoredfor the White Team, but the Orange Team prevailed 6-4in the Brian Ching Testimonial Match the first such match in MLS history at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday.

Ralston tallied in the 32nd minute, and helped set up the first goal of the game, which was scored by Calen Carr on the 8th minute.

A Tweet-Back at 2012: No Games Included

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Off season was a bit turbulent as Brian Ching was stolen by Montreal from the Dynamo only to have him returned just in time for the season to start.

Everyone was happy to have Bring Ching back-

Well almost everyone

Once we got our Ching back things turned to the opening of not only the season but BBVA Stadium


Of course being a unique group of guys they have all sorts of ways of keeping in shape during the season.

Kinnear thinks Ching may come back

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According to our favorite local multi-sport coverage beat-writer extraordinaire (yes, this is sarcasm), Head Coach Dominic Kinnear thinks veteran forward Brian Ching might be back in Orange next season after all.

"I wouldn't be surprised to see (Ching) playing next year," said Kinnear, who also made it clear Houston is where Ching would want to play.