Brian McBride

Football Player
Born Jun 19, 1972

Brian Robert McBride is a retired American soccer player who finished his career for Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer (MLS), but spent the majority of his time in MLS playing for the Columbus Crew. For much of his career he played in Europe, notably for Fulham in the English Premier League. During his time in London, McBride became a fan-favorite as well as team captain; after leaving the club, Fulham re-named the sports bar at Craven Cottage McBride's in his honour.… Read More

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  • Columbus Deals Kamara To New England Espn Fc
    Google News - May 12, 2016
  • Where Is Fox Sports 1 After One Month?
    Awful Announcing - Sep 17, 2013
  • U.S. Rallies To Advance In World Cup Qualifying
    Huffington Post - Oct 17, 2012
  • Watch: Extra Time Goal Saves U.S. Soccer
    Huffington Post Sports - Oct 13, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Brian McBride.


1972 Birth Born on June 19, 1972.


1988 16 Years Old Born in Arlington Heights, Illinois, McBride played varsity soccer at Buffalo Grove High School, under coach John Erfort, where he led the Bison to the Illinois state championship in 1988, his junior year. … Read More


1992 - 1993 2 More Events
1994 22 Years Old In 1994, McBride left the United States to ply his trade in Germany. … Read More
1996 24 Years Old McBride returned to America in 1996 for the inaugural season of Major League Soccer, for whom he was the first overall pick of the MLS Inaugural Draft. … Read More
2000 28 Years Old While playing for Columbus in the MLS, McBride spent two loan periods in England. The first came in 2000 when McBride played for Preston North End, then managed by David Moyes. … Read More


2002 - 2004 3 More Events
2005 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005–06, he played 38 league games and one cup game, scoring 10 league goals and one cup goal.
However, on March 10, 2006, he signed a one-year extension which took him through the end of the 2006–07 season. … Read More
2007 35 Years Old 1 More Event
He was given Fulham's captaincy in August 2007.
He wouldn't make his return to action until a friendly against Cardiff City in late January 2008, and resumed his Premier League duties as a substitute against Aston Villa on February 3, 2008.
2009 37 Years Old McBride scored nine goals during the 2009 season, including two goals in the three SuperLiga games in which he played.
2010 38 Years Old On September 3, 2010, McBride announced that he would retire following the 2010 MLS season. … Read More


2012 40 Years Old In June 2012, he was one of several former professional footballers who agreed to join Wembley F.C. to play in their FA Cup campaign for the new season.
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