Pan-Pacific Championship set to kick off

February 19, 2008
HONOLULU -- Despite being a hometown hero, Brian Ching realizes he's not the biggest draw in the inaugural Pan-Pacific Championship.

That honor goes to Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham, whom Ching describes as the "Brad Pitt of soccer."

"I'm just an extra," said Ching, a forward for the MLS champion Houston Dynamo.

The Dynamo and Galaxy are among the four-team field in the exhibition tournament, which begins Wednesday. The Galaxy will open against Japan's ...

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