Ngwenya to return to Houston on one-week trial

Former fan favorite may be cover for the injured Ching and Weaver

Former Houston Dynamo forward Joseph Ngwenya will return for a one-week trial with the Dynamo this week, Dynamo Chief Operating Officer Chris Canetti confirmed Tuesday
night. Ngwenya was a member of the Dynamo's 2007 MLS Cup championship team.

Ngwenya, 29, is expected to join the Dynamo for their Thursday training
session and will be evaluated for a full week. He first joined the Dynamo in
2007, arriving in a trade from Columbus for Alejandro Moreno.

He scored nine goals in 33 appearances for the Dynamo in all competitions in
2007, including the tying goal in Houston's 2-1 win in the MLS Cup final against
the New England Revolution. Seven of Ngwenya's goals came in 25 league
appearances, and he added the goal in the MLS Cup final and one goal in
SuperLiga, which was the fastest in Dynamo history, coming after just 11 seconds
of the match against Monarcas Morelia.

Ngwenya, a Zimbabwe international, left the Dynamo when his contract expired
after the 2007 season and has since played for clubs in Austria and Turkey, also
training with German power Bayern Munich. He played college soccer at Coastal
Carolina from 2000-03 and began his MLS career with the Los Angeles Galaxy in

The Dynamo continue a three-game homestand on Saturday night against the Galaxy at Robertson Stadium. Forward Brian Ching is currently out four to six
weeks with a hamstring injury, and forward Cam Weaver hasn't played in either
regular season game due to a knee strain, although he's listed as probable for
Saturday's game.