L.A. Galaxy Waive Brian Ching; Roster Size Compliant With MLS
PASADENA, CA (Wednesday, February 13, 2002) - The Los Angeles Galaxy
has waived forward Brian Ching, it was announced today by VP/General
Manager Doug Hamilton. The move was made in order to ensure the
Galaxy could eventually comply with MLS' roster limits and because
of the recent acquisition of Guatemalan International Carlos Ruiz.
"We regret the loss of Brian who has demonstrated promise
and has contributed to the success the team enjoyed in 2001,"
said Hamilton. "However, with the addition of Ruiz, who obviously
strengthens our team, we are forced to make tough roster decisions."
Ching, a native of Haleiwa, Hawaii, made eight appearances with
one start for the Galaxy in his rookie season. He registered a goal
and an assist for three points and made his MLS debut against San
Jose on April 7 as a member of the starting lineup.
A graduate of Gonzaga University, Ching finished as the third all-time
goal scorer in Gonzaga history with 34 goals. He tallied eight goals
and six assists in 2000, earning first-team All-WCC and All-Far
West Region honors. In 1999, Ching earned All-West Coast Conference
first team honors by registering 13 goals and eight assists.
The Galaxy will open its seventh MLS season on March 23 when they
take on D.C. United at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (7:00 p.m. PT kickoff)
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TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Galaxy waive forward Brian Ching.