NWSL expansion, MLS precedent and devious tactics

Want some irony? The person at the epicenter of the biggest controversy in MLS expansion draft history is now the managing director of the Houston Dash, which will stock its roster in the first NWSL expansion draft Friday. Brian Ching was (and still is) a Houston legend, a key figure in the Dynamo’s early MLS success. The Dynamo left him unprotected in the 2011 expansion draft, figuring no one would take him. Naturally, the Montreal Impact took him. Brian Straus explained: Houston officials had gambled that Ching’s age (33), salary ($412,500), recent injuries and public preference for retirement over Quebec … Continue reading NWSL expansion, MLS precedent and devious tactics