Brian Ching (born May 24, 1978) is an American professional soccer forward currently under contract with the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer. Ching attended Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, and played college soccer at Gonzaga University, where he scored 34 goals and had 23 assists. Here Brian Ching had to make a difficult decision between continuing soccer or accepting a top level internship in package design at Kraft Between 1998 and 1999, he played for the Spokane Shadow of the USL Premier Development League where he was rookie of the year in 1998. In 2001, Ching was drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy as the 16th pick in the MLS SuperDraft, the first ever Hawaiian native to be drafted by MLS. That year for the Galaxy, he appeared in 8 games and scored one goal. In 2002, Brian was released by the Galaxy and signed by the Seattle Sounders of the A-League for whom he had played several games with in 2001, on loan from Los Angeles. Playing for the Sounders, he was ranked second in the A-League in scoring and was selected as a member of the A-League All-League team. In February 2003, Brian was acquired by the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2003 MLS Supplemental Draft.
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