By Robert H. Kelly
Copyright 2010 TexSport Publications
HOUSTON, TEXAS (July 29, 2010) Local soccer fans in attendance at the 2010 MLS All Star Game in Houston got a reason to cheer as they saw a local player get into the game and score a goal.
Houston Dynamo's forward Brian Ching came into the game in the 46th minute as a replacement for Juan Pablo Angel.
The orange clad Dynamo fans in the stands came to their feet when he headed a free kick from David Ferreira past Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.
His goal came in the 64th minute, taking the score to 2-1, cutting the Red Devil's lead to one.
He came back with an assist in the 90th minute on Dwayne De Rosario's goal.
The goals by Ching and De Rosario are all the MLS All Stars could put on the scoreboard.
Ching was added to the All Star roster by Commissioner Don Garber as one of his two exclusive picks.
"It was really amazing to do that in front of all those fans. It was an incredible atmosphere, and I will always remember that moment," Ching stated in the post-game press conference.
He also said, "This was a good night for the MLS. It showed how far the MLS has come. Soccer is the top youth sport out there, and if you look at the crowd we had, I think you could see it is finding its footing, and that’s really exciting."