Brian Ching

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    July 23, 2014

    ESPN, FOX and Univisión are Betting Millions That You'll Keep Watching Soccer

    It was a Tuesday afternoon up at my radio station, and the United States' 2-1 loss to Belgium in extra time had just ended, eliminating the American men's soccer team from the 2014 World Cup. Depressed, I stood there staring at the television, slowly calculating how old I would be the next time I ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    More Places to Watch the World Cup and the U.S./Belgium Game Today in Houston

    Though the World Cup is more than halfway over, there's no sense yet that the fervor is dying down--particularly as the home team (that's 'Merica, y'all) is still in the running. A few weeks ago, we compiled a list of some of the best spots in town to watch the games with a cold beer and (more oft ... More >>

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    March 10, 2014

    Opening Match to Opening Training Camp: 5 Soccer Notes From the Weekend

    If the soccer gods could have scripted a way to start the spring break weekend in Houston, this would have been it. A 4-0 rout for the Houston Dynamo in their opening match, followed by a picturesque day for the Houston Dash to open training camp on Monday. The main event was of course the Dynamo ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    The Top 10 Houston Sports Stories of 2013

    Let's call 2013 a transition year for sports in Houston. That's the polite way of saying it, for the most part, really, really sucked. There were very few "up" moments in 2013 even if you go all the way back to the playoffs for the Texans and Rockets -- remember when the Texans made the playoffs? I ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Brian Ching Ready For Final Match: Soccer Notes

    At a press conference this past Tuesday at BBVA Compass Stadium, Brian Ching, the Dynamo's all-time leading scorer, announced his retirement from the game after the end of the 2013 season. To bid farewell to one of the last of the original Dynamo players, the team announced a Brian Ching Testimonia ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Dynamo Learn, 'You Can't Win Them All'

    Have you ever been traveling, and you just have this sneaky suspension that you left something in the hotel room? The lads in Orange over at BBVA Compass Stadium might be having that same feeling right about now. Just two weeks ago, they were the proud owners of a 36 home match unbeaten streak. The ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Depleted Dynamo Draw To Keep Home Unbeaten Streak Alive

    The Dynamo's home unbeaten streak remained intact after Sunday afternoon, thanks to a 1-1 draw against the visiting Colorado Rapids. And just like a baseball purist will tell you there's plenty of excitement in a 1-0 game, futbol aficionados can find suspense in a draw. For both injury-depleted te ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Dynamo Trio Hope For A Spot With The U.S.

    Would it be blasphemeous if Will Bruin, Brad Davis, or Tally Hall stepped on the pitch at BBVA Compass Stadium wearing anything but orange? Well, they did it Monday night at an open training session and received a standing ovation for it. But that's only because they were training with the US Men' ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Dynamo start training camp with lofty expectations

    Seven weeks after dropping a second MLS Cup Final to the LA Galaxy, the Houston Dynamo are back out on the pitch, gearing up for the 2013 season. The preseason will be busy for the Dynamo, but there is not a lot of turnover on this Dynamo roster, and having familiarity around the locker room will be ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Flu-bitten Dynamo Get Last-Minute Win Over Real Salt Lake

    The Houston Dynamo seemed a bit unconditioned to the heat at Thursday's match against Real Salt Lake at BBVA Compass Stadium. Perhaps it was fatigue, as the Dynamo were playing their sixth match in 20 days. Another dynamic could have been the flu that was going around the Dynamo locker room this w ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Dynamo Get Revenge on Some Canadiens

    It's been awhile since the last time someone handed the Dynamo a loss. You have to go back to June 23 when they were humiliated 4-2 on the road to the expansion Montreal Impact. Since that game, the Dynamo's defense has bunkered down -- allowing just two goals in five matches. The offense has come ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    If You Can't Join Them, Beat Them: Dynamo Win Big

    The Major League Soccer All-Star Game is coming up on July 25, 2012, to be played in PPL Park in Philadelphia. Coaching the MLS All-Stars against Chelsea FC is DC United's Ben Olsen. Like the NBA and MLB All-Star games, MLS fans vote for the starting lineup, known as the Starting XI. After that, th ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Second Straight Draw For Dynamo Has Silver Lining

    For the second straight match, the Dynamo defense held their opponent scoreless, earning their sixth shutout of the season. For the second straight match, the Dynamo offense was held scoreless, only their fifth time during this 2012 MLS campaign. Not all was bad for the Dynamo on Saturday, who d ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    Trio of stars help Dynamo beat Philly

    Armed with a new 4-3-3 formation, the Houston Dynamo dominated possession and took down the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Saturday night. And they did it with a trio of stars -- Brian Ching, Brad Davis, and newly acquired designated player Oscar Boniek Garcia. How new is Boniek Garcia? He arrived in ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    5 Things We Learned from Dynamo's Opening Day Win

    Six years. That's how long it's been since the Houston Dynamo last won an Opening Day game, a 5-2 victory in their inaugural game against the Colorado Rapids. The hero then was Brian Ching, who put in a memorable four-goal performance. Sunday night, the Orange revisited the Home Depot Center -- th ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Dynamo Fall Short In Bid For Third MLS Cup

    If ever there was a textbook way of how to go about winning an MLS Cup, the LA Galaxy were the perfect example Sunday night. Their game plan was simple: buy high-priced prima donna players, sign over-the-hill veterans to accompany them, bring in a head coach whose best quality is stroking egos, and ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Dynamo Defeat Philadelphia: 4 Things We Learned

    Photo by Marco TorresDynamo move on in the playoffs​See pics of The Dynamo's final game at Robertson Stadium. For the fourth time in six seasons, the Houston Dynamo are back in the MLS Conference Championship Game. They arrived via their 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union, 3-1 on the aggrega ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Dynamo Continue Home Dominance of Seattle, Eye Playoff Run

    Courtesy of Houston DynamoAfter scoring two goals, what does Brian Ching get for his troubles? He gets mauled by a rabid Corey Ashe.​ After a helter-skelter first half of the season, the Houston Dynamo opened up the second on a high note, sinking the Seattle Sounders FC 3-1 Saturday night at R ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    English Get The Best of Dynamo; Four From Houston Picked For The MLS All-Star Game

    ​ The Dynamo played their first-ever European adversary Wednesday night at Robertson Stadium; and they came out on the losing end, 2-0 to Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League. The score wasn't as important to the Orange as was the opportunity to see some new talent against a quality ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Kansas City's Aurelien Collin on Dynamo Fan Hit List

    Aurelien on the left, holding hands with his teammate​ There's a new No. 1 public enemy for Houston Dynamo fans. He goes by the name of Aurelien Collin -- defender for Sporting Kansas City. Aurelien -- isn't that a girl's name? Every time Collin touched the ball, the 12,047 orange-clad fans a ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Dynamo Win Their Fifth Game of the Season

    Courtesy of Houston DynamoDanny Cruz and company hug it out after goal.​ Positive things happen when you score two goals and keep your opponent from putting one in. For the Houston Dynamo, that meant earning their fifth win of the season, 2-0 over visiting Toronto FC Saturday night at Robertso ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    New Restaurant Guides Show Off Houston's Greatest Grub

    New for 2011 and handy as ever.​Fearless Critic and My Table's Ultimate Food Lover's Guide to Houston are both roaring back onto the scene this year, updated and ready to guide Houstonians in their quest for the city's best. The last edition of The Ultimate Food Lover's Guide to Houston was r ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Soccer Notes: Dynamo Look for Intensity; Mexico's Stars Get Ready for Reliant

    ​ The Houston Dynamo locker was quiet following their 2-0 loss Saturday night to the Columbus Crew. Whether it was the loss or the fact that there was no air conditioning in the home locker room, players were quick to leave after the match. Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear went through his ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    The Five Reasons the Dynamo Will Be Back in the Playoffs in 2011

    Will the Dynamo be back in the playoffs this year?​The Houston Dynamo kick off their 2011 campaign this Saturday at 7:30 pm, when they host the Philadelphia Union. The Orange look to rebound from an abysmal 2010 season, where they missed the MLS Cup playoffs for the first time since coming to ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Dynamo Trot Out Their New Jerseys

    Photo by Danny LopezThe Dynamo, styling a new look​The Houston Dynamo unveiled their new "kit" to season ticket holders last night at The Venue in Downtown. Gone is the Space City Blue sleeve that accompanied the team's signature orange. Also missing is the Amigo Energy logo, which was replace ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Dynamo Give Up Hope On Reaching Post-Season

    Dynamo -- Falling down when they should be standing up​The Houston Dynamo's 2010 season is all but over now, following their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Toronto FC. It was only fitting that the power also went out at stadium following the game."The season's over," said head coach Dominic Kinnear. " ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Five Reasons The Dynamo Sucked Saturday

    Brian Ching: You might try getting him the ball​The Houston Dynamo needed to walk away with points following their match at Colorado Saturday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. Instead, they laid a big goose egg in 3-0 rout at the hands, or feet, of the Rapids.  The entertainment - assu ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Ching's Hat Trick Propels Dynamo To Victory

    Ka-Ching!​The Dynamo finally got back on a winning track Saturday night as they cooled down the Chicago Fire 4-3. The hero of the match was Brian Ching, who netted a hat-trick in the win for the Orange. Ching first tallied in the 31st minute off of a corner kick. The Fire's young goalkeeper S ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Dynamo Still Can't Buy A Goal

    The Revolution got lucky with the one goal they needed​You know you're in a slump when you outplay a team in their own backyard and still manage to lose.That's what happened to the Dynamo Saturday night in Boston, as the Revolution came away with a 1-0 victory. The Dynamo were dominating possessio ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

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    July 29, 2010

    Man Utd Crushes MLS All-Stars: Four Reasons Why

    Landon Donovan -- no YouTube highlights this time​Ed. note: For photos of last night's game, check out our slideshow.There's no sugar-coating the performance of the MLSers in last night's All-Star Game at Reliant Stadium; they simply got spanked. Manchester United, coming off their 2-1 loss to Kan ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Manchester United vs. MLS All-Stars: Who Will Win?

    No Rooney, no win​The day of reckoning is upon us, when a band of Red Devils from Manchester, England visit our fair city to square off against an outfit of America's best. Well, not necessarily the US national team that played in South Africa, but a group of All-Stars from our domestic soccer lea ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    New Playground: MLS Means Well, But Credit Goes To The Volunteers

    Photo by Chasen MarshallPose for the cameras, boys​How many Major League Soccer All-Stars does it take to put in a playground? Apparently only three.Well, three, along with the assistance of nearly 250 sweaty volunteers, most of whom were wearing mud-caked shoes by the end of the day. And don't fo ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    MLS All-Star Game Build-Up Begins, And Dynamo Start Super Liga Action With A Win

    The man who cheated Ireland out of the World Cup is coming to Houston​The Houston Dynamo officially kicked-off their Super Liga schedule last night with a 2-1 over Mexican rival Pachuca. Joseph Ngwenya was the hero of night with both goals for the Orange. Ngwenya first got on the board in the 19th ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Brad Davis Leads Dynamo Over Chivas USA; Man U Coming To Town

    Photo courtesy Houston DynamoNothing like a little Chivas to chase away the blues​Nothing cures a bad loss for the Houston Dynamo like a meeting with Chivas USA. Saturday the Dynamo scored two early goals to beat the Goats 2-0 at the Home Depot Center in SoCal. In the fourth minute of the match, B ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Dynamo Get Ready For Dallas, Still Without Brian Ching

    Ching hopes to return to action Saturday​The Dynamo are in action tonight on Cinco de Mayo to take on their in-state nemesis, FC Dallas. In the season opener for both clubs this year, they drew 1-1 at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco. At the Rob, the Dynamo have owned the Hoops with a 7-0-2 record, includ ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Ching-less Dynamo Dispatch Chivas 3-0

    ​No Brian Ching, no problem. No Luis Angel Landin, no problem Without their two star forwards, the Dynamo were able to cruise to a 3-0 victory over Chivas USA this past Saturday at Robertson Stadium. The shutout was the team's first this season. 12 minutes into the game, Dynamo midfielder C ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Dyanamo Make Mental And Physical Mistakes To Give The Game To LA

    A series of mistakes throughout the first half of Saturday's game cost the Houston Dynamo dearly. The Los Angeles Galaxy were the beneficiaries, gladly taking a 2-0 win out of Robertson Stadium.In the 27th minute, what seemed like a routine clearance for defenders Mike Chabala and Bobby Boswell was ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Dynamo Win On Penalty Kicks, Lose Brian Ching

    ​The Houston Dynamo came out victorious Thursday night in another weird game against Real Salt Lake. Brad Davis knocked down two penalty kicks just three minutes apart to give the Orange a 2-1 win against the defending MLS Cup champions.In the 52nd minute, RSL defender Jamison Olave took down a ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Who'll Score Those Dynamo Goals This Season?

    Barrett bowed out to accept an assistant coaching position.​The 2010 MLS season is upon us, and there is plenty of reasons to smile if you're the Houston Dynamo. For one, the players union and the owners just recently agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, avoiding a players' labor s ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    After OT Playoff Loss, The Dynamo Face A Lot Of Questions

    Photo courtesy Houston Dynamo​The LA Galaxy put the dagger in the Houston Dynamo's heart last Friday, ending their 2009 season. The 2-0 defeat in overtime left the Orange marooned one step away from the MLS Cup.It was a wild affair in Los Angeles, a game that was interrupted twice for power outag ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Dynamo's Playoff Run Continues Tonight: We Predict Victory

    ​What a wild ride the first rounds of the MLS Cup Playoffs were. Two weeks ago, Hair Balls gave our predictions for that round, and we went a perfect 4-4, sort of. We guessed the winners right, but were a bit off on the aggregate scores.The next round of the playoffs are the conference finals, to ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Dynamo Advance, Thanks To A Brian Ching Goal

    Photo courtesy Houston Dynamo​The Houston Dynamo found themselves in familiar territory Sunday evening, one step closer to the MLS Cup. After their 1-0 overtime victory against the Seattle Sounders FC, the Dynamo advanced to the Western Conference Finals.Sunday's game was the second leg of a two-g ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Dynamo Choosing A Bad Time To Slump

    Photo courtesy Houston Dynamo​Everything was aligned perfectly for the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night. Before their final CONCACAF Champions League match, Pachuca defeated Arabe Unido, meaning all the Dynamo had to do was win against the previously winless Isidro Metapan to advance to the quart ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Big-Shot Beckham Wimps Out In Houston Debut

    Photo by Bryan Parras David Beckham, getting read to bend it like his own self.​David Beckham made his Houston debut Sunday afternoon at Robertson Stadium, as the Los Angeles Galaxy came to duel it up with the Dynamo. Although neither team scored, the game did have some intrigue.In the 81st ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Dynamo Player Fined $500 For Bad Tweeting

    These damn kids and their tweeting twittering twatness!! When will they ever learn?Houston Dynamo star Brian Ching was fined $500 by Major League Soccer for something he wrote on  his Twitter account after a recent game, or match, or tilt or whatever they call those soccer things."Ref in se ... More >>

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