The year 2010 has not been kind to Houston Dynamo striker Brian Ching.
The 32-year-old was a surprise last-minute cut from the U.S. World Cup team in June, and he has struggled with both injuries and a failure to find the net this season in Major League Soccer.
That all changed in a big way on Saturday night as Ching doubled his season goal-scoring output with three goals—including a spectacular bicycle kick, and the 85th minute game-winner—in a 4-3 home win over Chicago.
Here is the bicycle kick that put Houston up 3-1:
Chicago battled back to tie it 3-3, but Ching headed home the winner five minutes from time to give Houston its first MLS victory since May 22 and keep the Dynamo’s slim playoff hopes alive. He was named MLS Player of the Week today.