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L.A. Galaxy Waive Brian Ching; Roster Size Compliant With MLS Limits
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) For more information regarding Los Angeles Galaxy season tickets for the 2002 MLS season, please call the Galaxy toll free at (877) 3GALAXY. For more info visit www.lagalaxy.com.

TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Galaxy waive forward Brian Ching.