Brian Ching named to MLS Best XI

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  1. SJtotalfootball

    May 26, 2004
    The Hayward Fault
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It hasn't been posted here yet so.....


    San Jose Earthquakes Forward Brian Ching named to MLS Best XI at Gala Awards Party.


    "The MLS Comeback Player of the Year, Ching ended the season as one of two winners of the MLS Golden Boot with 12 goals, after seeing his 2003 campaign end prematurely with a ruptured Achilles tendon that even delayed his return at the start of this season. The 26-year-old, named to the Best XI for the first time, also burst onto the scene at international level, scoring two goals in his first two World Cup qualifying appearances for the USA."


    Comeback Player of the Year, Golden Boot, and Best XI in the same year. Not too bad.
     
  2. alliu23

    alliu23 I'm a Yank til I Die

    Jul 28, 2004
    Williamsport, PA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    good for Brian. I'm still in shock that Donovan wasn't named. He made it the last 2 years? right? And I like Gaven but him making over Donovan? please.
     
  3. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Good for Brian. He showed well during a year when there were few individual standouts in goal-scoring (isn't this the lowest goal total for a scoring leader in MLS history?) I do believe that he deserves it more than LD this year, because he was more consistent. Also, Brian made an impact in the nats this year, and barring further injury should be a fixture for BA. All in all, he deserves the honor. I doubt you will hear much grumbling from other teams' partisans that he didn't, which is the true test.
     
  4. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Dec 17, 2002
    Texas
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the problem with Donovan being chosen is that half the time he was a forward, half the time he was a midfielder. Never got the chance to solidify and excel at either position. They didn't know where to vote to put him...so he doesn't make it.

    Although last year, he played forward virtually the whole year, and if I recall correctly, he got voted in as a midfielder. Doesn't make sense.

    But this is great for Chingy! Hope he continues to rise.
     
  5. Albany58

    Albany58 Member+

    Sep 14, 1999
    Concord, CA USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, a lot of times the best guy doesn't win. ;) Sometimes you get a ringer in there.
     
  6. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But in this case, they got a Chinger in there. ;)

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! :cool:


    -G
     
  7. alliu23

    alliu23 I'm a Yank til I Die

    Jul 28, 2004
    Williamsport, PA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    you are tooo cool haha :)
     

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