- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 14, 2012
- 0 Comments
- Brian Ching, Features
I didn’t get to this yesterday, forgive me I was a bit under the weather. I talked last week about how Montreal Impact forward Brian Ching was doing with his stay in MLS’s newest city. So far it seemed okay until yesterday took a turn for the…well…expected.
Yes, personal reasons.
Read between the lines and you know what that means.
Ching was reportedly back in Houston to work out a deal with the Dynamo.
“We think there’s light at the end of the tunnel in terms of what a trade agreement or what a trade with Montreal would look like,” Dynamo president Chris Canetti said. “Given the nature of those talks, we’ve been given permission to gauge those talks with Brian’s agent about restructuring his contract to work him in under the salary cap.”
Obviously Ching’s salary cap numbers are tough to deal with, which is why it has taken this long to get him back in Houston. He is one of the highest non-Designated Players in the league making $450,000 a year. That is a hefty price to pay for any team.
But according to the article linked above, all three parties seem to be on the same page on a deal here for the first time in a while. Montreal is close to signing a DP which likely means Houston will be sending a fair amount of allocation (that they picked up for earning a spot in this year’s CCL).
Ching also had to seek permission from the player’s union to work on his contract and take a pay cut to get back with the Dynamo. The union is said to likely approve this deal for Ching.
It looks like this deal is finally going to happen and Dynamo fans can rest easier knowing that their beloved Ching will be back in the orange uniform that they’ve grown accustom to seeing him in over these last few years.