U.S. VERSUS MEXICO

Ching adds hard graft to the U.S. forward line

February 5, 2009
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
As the U.S. took apart Trinidad & Tobago 3-0 in a World Cup qualifier in September, one could see American forward Brian Ching engaged in a borderline wrestling match with a T&T defender. This prompted a journalist sitting next to me to remark, "Ching, he's not a technician, is he?" In terms of Clint Dempsey-esque on-the-ball wizardry, certainly not. But if this qualifying cycle has revealed anything, it's that Ching is a technician of a different sort: the kind of player willing to do the dirty ...

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