Honorable/Famous West-Indian Americans
Mark Chung (Toronto, Canada) is a former American soccer midfielder who, after one season in the Continental Indoor Soccer League, played ten seasons in Major League Soccer. He also earned twenty-four caps, scoring two goals, with the U.S. national team.
Despite a significant amount of success in MLS, Chung never had a significant role in the U.S. national team. Chung made his first appearance April 4, 1992 against China, but in total made only 24 appearances, and scored only two goals. He was the first of two Chinese-American players to play for the USA, the second was Brian Ching.
"Chung was born in Toronto to Chinese Jamaican parents. His family moved from Toronto to Pembroke Pines, Florida when Chung was twelve. These moves created a dilemma for Chung when he received invitations to play from three national teams, the United States,Canada and Jamaica. He ultimately elected to play for the U.S. After graduating from Cooper City High School, Chung attended the University of South Florida where he studied finance. He also played on the men’s soccer team from 1988 to 1992, finishing his collegiate soccer career with twenty-five assists.”