03 September, 2010

Brian McBride Announces Retirement Effective at End of Season

Yup. The face of US Soccer forwards is walking off into the sunset. Having already retired after the 2006 WC, from international play, McBride made his was back to MLS for a final sending off in his "home town" of Chicago (Arlington Heights is close enough nit pickers).

The two time All-American out of St. Louis University (72G/40A in 4 yrs) leaves as the all time leading scorer for St. Louis University, is #3 on the US all time scoring list with 30 goals in 95 matches, has Fulham FC's club bar named after him, was the first American to score in two world cups, and managed to get a bloody face in at least a handful of games I attended with him playing.

Sit back, enjoy some highlights of his time on the USMNT and if you haven't already, head down to Toyota Park to give the man a proper send off before this season comes to a close.

Video: 723footballfilms
Photo: US Soccer

1 comment:

  1. A true legend. I used to sit underneath an enormous poster of him taken during one of his NCAA player of the year seasons at St. Louis University whenever I went to Humphrey's in St. Louis. Fact - Brian McBride was the first player selected in the first ever MLS draft.


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