Ching returns to action for Houston Dynamo

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Houston forward Brian Ching has returned to the Dynamo after missing more than a month an a half with a strained hamstring.

Ching entered the Dynamo's game at Real Salt Lake in the 62nd minute on Thursday night, four days before he is to start workouts with the U.S. national team.

A member of the 2006 U.S. World Cup team, Ching was selected Tuesday to the 30-man preliminary national team roster despite. He had been sidelined since Houston's home opener April 1 against Salt Lake.