Can we take a moment to get all sentimental and happy for Brian Ching. When the Pan Pacific Championship kicks off next, dude gets to play his 1st game in his native Hawaii in 12 years. It will also be his 1st there with an MLS or national team. That's just going to insane for him. He's like the Jackie Robinson of Hawaiian soccer.
For this reason I am throwing my lot in with Houston in this tournament. I'd love to see the hometown guy get the victory and get carried off like the field like Rudy. And even though he's no Beckham, I hope the guy can help put enough butts in seats to ensure that this tournament happens again next year...I want a holiday in the sun something fierce.