Ching named managing director of NWSL expansion club Dash

MLS: D.C. United at Houston Dynamo


Brian Ching seemed headed for a front office role following retirement from the Houston Dynamo, and he’s already found himself a new role that will allow him to remain in Houston.

On Monday, Ching was named the managing director of the newest expansion franchise in the National Women’s Soccer League, the Houston Dash. As the managing director, Ching will be responsible for the “day-to-day duties on both the business and technical sides” of the Dash as they head into their inaugural season. Ching will report to Dynamo president Chris Canetti.

“I am really looking forward to this new role with the club,” Ching said in a statement. “It is an exciting time for me and the club and a huge opportunity to help the Dynamo organization grow. I plan on making the Dash just as successful as the Dynamo on and off the field.”

Ching and Canetti are currently searching for a head coach and others to fill out their technical staff.

The 35-year-old recently wrapped up a 13-year professional career with the first-ever MLS testimonial match in Ching’s honor. Ching finished his career as the All-Time leading goal-scorer in Dynamo history with 56 in eight years at the club.


What do you think of this news? How do you see Ching performing as a front office member? Excited to see the Dash this coming season?

Share your thoughts below.

  • AlexH

    It all depends on how good Ching’s management chops really are. If Houston thinks he has front office ability then this is great news, if they are just finding a spot for an old boy then this is bad news.


  • El Naranja

    IIRC, he as a degree in Accounting from back in the day and he’s always said the business side of soccer has interested him. Being put under the wing of Chris will be a boon for him. He’s a smart guy so he’ll be able to pick it up from one of the best in MLS in no time. Maybe, sometime down the road, he can take on the President job for the Dynamo. That’d be awesome as hell. In the mean time, I’m glad to keep him in town.


  • Kor

    Good move by Houston. Brian Ching as the face of the Dash provides instant credibility across the Houston sports spectrum. It’s also an excellent opportunity for Ching learn the business backside of club administration. It’s a win – win.


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