Brian Ching comments on hamstring injury

Forward to miss several weeks; no set timetable for return

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Houston Dynamo forward
and captain Brian Ching will miss several weeks with a hamstring injury, the
team announced Friday.

Ching suffered a left
hamstring strain during the first half of Thursday night’s game against Real Salt
Lake at Robertson
Stadium. He was evaluated Friday morning by the Dynamo medical staff and will
undergo further tests next week to determine the extent of the injury. There is
no set timetable for his return.

“The injury has been
evaluated by team doctors, and I’m hoping to get an MRI on Monday to determine
the severity of the strain,” Ching said. “I have already started doing rehab
and will be doing so until I can return to the playing field.”

The Dynamo will
continue their current three-game homestand on Saturday, April 10, hosting the
Los Angeles Galaxy at Robertson Stadium at 7:30 p.m. A special offer for tickets and donations benefitting The House That Ching
Built, a project in which Ching is raising money for Houston Habitat for
Humanity to build a house for an underprivileged family, is available at http://HoustonDynamo.com/house-ching-built.

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first four seasons and represented the United States in four consecutive
regional championships. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com
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