Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – Gone was the Dynamo crest at midfield and in it’s place was a big ’25’ in honor of the man of the night Brian Ching. The Houston Dynamo legend who helped bring two MLS Cups to Houston was honored in the first ever Testimonial match in America.
The game saw many of Ching’s former teammates and a coach take the field in a fun but passionate game between the Orange Team and White Team. The Orange team filled with many players from the 2006/2007 Dynamo teams.
The teams played hard. Hard enough to actually make some quality plays while having all their fun. Brian Ching scored four goals in the 6-4 Orange victory. One on a penalty shot in the 48th minute on Landon Donovan, who played the entire game in goal for the White team.
Brad Davis, the Dynamo Captain, scored the other goal for the Orange team on a chip shot from 40 yards.
Ching’s first goal came just a few minutes after he was stoned by Donovan from a few yards out. One of the goals for Ching was passed to him by Dominic Kinnear, #25’s coach.
Ching left the game at the 69th minute being hugged by all the players on the field with cheers from the crowd of “Thank You Brian” ringing as his final game came to a close. Ching walked over to the south end of the field and saluted the fans who cheered him for so many years.
The team presented Brian Ching with some gifts on the field and a tribute video was played after the game to say one last thank you, then Brian Ching walked off the field one last time as a player.
Ching will now step into the front office of the Dynamo and see if he can take all of his on the field success off the field.
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