Ching will be an MLS All-Star starter
San Jose Earthquakes forward Brian Ching was named a starter for the Major League Soccer All-Star game, a first time selection for the Hale'iwa native.
Ching, the 1996 Interscholastic League of Honolulu Player of the Year, is second in MLS in scoring and points, with seven goals and 16 points in his third season.
The 2004 Sierra Mist MLS All-Star Game is Saturday, July 31 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The game will be broadcast live at 8 a.m. on ABC.
Players were elected through voting by fans, media, players and coaches, and general managers with each group representing 25 percent of the final tally.
Ching is in Chicago practicing with the U.S. National Team for a friendly against Poland tomorrow. The match will be televised live at 1 p.m., Hawai'i time, on ESPN2.
Columbia Inn helping HSC Bulls boys team
To help the Honolulu Soccer Club Bulls under-19 boys team raise money for the United States Youth Soccer Association national championships, Columbia Inn is donating 10 percent of its proceeds Monday night.
The Bulls, who won Hawai'i's first USYSA Far West Regional title in June, advanced to the national championships at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida, July 20 to 25.
Olson maintains lead at OCC Invitational
Peter Olson shot a four-over-par 75 and is at even-par 142 to remain atop the leaderboard after yesterday's second round of the Oahu Country Club Invitational.
Olson, a member of OCC, has a one-stroke lead over Gary Kong, Thomas Goodbody and Jonathan Ota.
Paul Kimura and David Maddox are two strokes off the lead at 144. Five are tied at 145.
The team championship was captured by OCC Team No. 1 (Olson, Kong, David Ishikawa, Kalae Leong, Tyler Isono) with a two-day score of 579. Team Outta Cynk took second with 588.
All golfers with a 36-hole score of 154 or lower qualified for today's final round, which starts at 12:30 p.m.