Back from injury, Brian Ching bids for U.S. World Cup team
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON — Houston Dynamo forward Brian Ching has resumed full training after straining his left hamstring in the team's home opener on April 1.
Ching, a Kamehameha Schools alum from Hale'iwa, hurt his left calf during his recovery but says there's a chance he'll return in Wednesday's game against FC Dallas. Ching and coach Dominic Kinnear say he's more likely to return on Saturday against Chivas USA.
The 31-year-old Ching, a member of the U.S. national team since 2003, desperately wants to make the World Cup roster and he has one week to convince coach Bob Bradley that he's fit. Teams must submit preliminary 30-man rosters to FIFA next Tuesday, with 23-man rosters due June 1.
Whether he's chosen or not, Ching says he may be done with international soccer after the World Cup. He says he'll make that decision later this year.