Brian Ching has made it clear to the Chronicle that he will report to pre-season Montreal Impact training camp and not retire.
This one pains me as he has been such an integral part of the return of professional soccer in Houston .
Now I won’t re-hash the whole episode of if he should have been protected. Dynamo manager Dominic Kinnear never believed he would be selected yet that was what Jesse Marsch of Montreal did to use Ching as a bargaining chip to try and acquire Dynamo defender Andre Hainault.
It is now a game of cat and mouse. Who can blame Brian Ching for not walking away from a large contract reported to pay him in the area of $450,000?
More will play out in this saga or Montreal will have a player that will have to perform in the initial months on artificial surface. This very well could be resolved in a few weeks or the Impact might just have a pretty unhappy player.