The first Hawaiian-born player to earn a cap for the U.S. Men’s National Team, he is renowned for his work rate and physical presence on both sides of the ball. Ching has also brought intelligence and selfless play to the U.S. forward line, and added goals to boot. Scoring in four consecutive years for the full team, his tally has now reached double digits. He earned the Budweiser Golden Boot award for the third straight year in Houston, scoring a team-high eight goals.
- Just the second player in MNT history to score a goal in each of his first two World Cup qualifying games, after Eric Wynalda did it in 1996
- Finished in third place in scoring for the U.S. with four goals in 10 appearances in the 2010 qualifying cycle
- Captained the U.S. in the last two matches of the 2009 Gold Cup, including the 2-0 win against Honduras in the semifinal
- The team’s all-time leading scorer, Ching now has 63 goals for the Houston Dynamo