U.S. men's national team

Ching brings a blue-collar work ethic to the U.S.' front line

May 31, 2009
By Kristian Dyer
It has become the morning-after ritual.

Following nearly any U.S. national team game of note, one can log onto message boards discussing U.S. soccer and expect at least one constant. Win, lose or draw, there will be a lot of hand-wringing, and most of it will center on Brian Ching. When his name is announced Wednesday as a starter against Costa Rica, American fans probably will slap their foreheads collectively.

"I really try not to think about it, because I learned ...

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