McEffort, McHustle, McClass, McGoal….McBride.
Home Depot Center in Carson, CA has the privelege of being graced br Brian McBride in his final professional game. McBride treated the pitch to something vintage with a back heel goal in the first half.
Well-played McBreezy, well-played.
One-of-a-kind Brian McBride announces his retirement.
McBride was a pioneer for American players overseas–reaching the pinnacle as the captain of a top Premiership side in Fulham–and is still looked at as the model of what an American striker should be.
While Clint Mathis added the swagger to American soccer, Brian McBride can be considered the fabric.
An unflashy player who got the job done in a flashy position, McBride is so revered by all that consideration–as we joked about on Thursday–will always go out for him to be included on the national team.
♦ A bar at Fulham’s Craven Cottage is named for him.
♦ Returned the same season from a dislocated knee to spark Fulham who skirted relegation in 2008. His play in a key match against Reading was, in one word, inspirational.
♦ And by far, the best header of the ball to grace the Stars & Stripes.
Brian McBride, always classy for American soccer.
The ingrained singular image, World Cup 2006:
Over 150 appearances, a captaincy, 40 goals for Fulham and respect from the English.
“What a finish…! Brian McBride a goal made in the U.S.A……”
If interested the TSG t-shirt: McBride: Unbreakable.