Brian McBride
American football player
Brian McBride
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.
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Columbus deals Kamara to New England - ESPN FC
Google News - 10 months
ESPN FC Columbus deals Kamara to New England ESPN FC ESPN FC's Brian McBride reacts to Kei Kamara's one-game suspension and assesses the deeper issues going on with the Crew. ESPN FC's Brian McBride breaks down how Kei Kamara and Federico Higuain's on-field argument harms the team's chemistry. Columbus trades Kei Kamara to New England RevolutionSports Illustrated Soccer | Crew trades Kei KamaraColumbus Dispatch Columbus Crew trade top scorer Kei Kamara to New England Revolution following penalty kick -The Bent Musket (blog) -The Boston Globe -Comcast SportsNet New England all 35 news articles »
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Where is Fox Sports 1 after one month?
Awful Announcing - over 3 years
Today marks the one month anniversary of America's newest 24/7 cable sports network - Fox Sports 1.  It was August 17th when Speed Channel went off the air and was replaced by the all sports network.  FS1 is just beginning its nascent journey in the sports world, but it's worth examining the network's first impression on viewers.  Fox Sports 1 is the most hyped cable sports network to launch as a prospective challenger to ESPN.  So far there have been some positives, some early struggles, and the realization of that challenge being much more difficult than the folks in Los Angeles had hoped. Here's a quick look at Fox Sports 1 after one month... Fox Sports Live FS1's flagship show is working hard to distinguish itself from SportsCenter.  The anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole are different.  The ex-athlete panel is different.  The Big Board is different.  Even the highlights and conversation topics are somewhat different (a little more EPL and hockey here, ...
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U.S. Rallies To Advance In World Cup Qualifying
Huffington Post - over 4 years
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Clint Dempsey is precisely the kind of scrappy player that Jurgen Klinsmann covets on his teams, an attacker who is willing to throw his body around for the greater good. On Tuesday night, the rest of the United States team played just like him. Dempsey had a pair of goals and assisted on Carlos Bocanegra's equalizer, and the U.S. finally showed some of the gritty, proactive style Klinsmann has been preaching to rally past Guatemala 3-1 and reach next year's final round of World Cup qualifying. "They understood the moment," said Klinsmann, who has eschewed the defensive style embraced by former U.S. coach Bob Bradley for one predicated on always moving forward. "We expected a very difficult qualifying campaign, and that's what this is," Klinsmann said. "We made clear we're the number one team in this group and the next round will be harder." Facing their first elimination game in qualifying since 2000 and only second in 23 years, the A ...
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WATCH: Extra-Time Goal Saves U.S. Soccer
Huffington Post Sports - over 4 years
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua — Eddie Johnson rewarded his coach's faith in him – twice. In his first game back with the U.S. national team, Johnson scored twice Friday night, including the winning goal in second-half injury time, lifting the United States to the verge of advancing in World Cup qualifying with a nervous 2-1 victory over Antigua and Barbuda. If the Americans beat Guatemala on Tuesday night in Kansas City, Kan., they will move into the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The U.S. has 10 points; Guatemala and Jamaica each have seven and were playing each other in a late game in Guatemala. Johnson connected on headers in the 20th minute and then in the dying moments in his first game for the U.S. team in two years. He was added to the squad by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, ostensibly replacing the disappointing Jozy Altidore, and the move paid off. "It's good to be back in the mix," Johnson said. "Going into this game the coach ...
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Karen Cosford: Prison nurse who had sex with rapist in his cell while colleagues stood guard outside is jailed
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Married prison nurse Karen Cosford, 47, from Yorkshire, was jailed over the sexual relationship with serial rapist Brian McBride, which three of her colleagues kept secret.
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Nurse guilty of having affair with rapist in Wakefield Jail
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
A PRISON nurse was today found guilty of having an affair with a convicted rapist at Wakefield Jail. Karen Cosford, 47, had sex with inmate Brian McBride, who was serving a life sentence at the prison, one of Britain’s highest security establishments. She sent the prisoner intimate text messages on a smuggled mobile phone and even wrote him a love letter which was found hidden in a jar of sugar. Cosford performed a sex act on McBride while she was on duty as two colleagues - Carolyn Falloon and Jacqueline Flynn - guarded his cell, the jury heard. On another occasion, Falloon caught her having sex with the inmate in the medical unit, but failed to report it. Cosford, of Normanton, West Yorkshire, who worked in the jail’s medical centre, denied misconduct, claiming McBride raped her then bribed and intimidated her so she would not report it. During a trial at Leeds Crown Court that lasted almost four weeks, she said he threatened to kill her and her family if she told anybody abou ...
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Wakefield Prison nurse told police of rape in jail UPDATED
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
A prison nurse told police a convicted rapist tried to have sex with her in his cell then told her he had filmed it on a hidden camera in a bid to blackmail her. Karen Cosford, 47, alleged that lifer Brian McBride raped her in a tea room at Wakefield Prison and also attempted to her rape her again in his cell. Cosford is accused of having a sexual relationship with Brian McBride at the maximum security jail. Leeds Crown Court heard transcripts of a police interview in which Cosford said McBride had blackmailed her into pretending to be in a relationship with him. She told officers that he had threatened her and had people on the outside that could harm her and her family including her young son. In interview Cosford said: “I had no choice in the matter. The man was in essence blackmailing me. I felt like my life was at risk, my son’s life was at risk. “He convinced me that these people would have access to shotguns. My life was at risk.” Cosford, of Normanton, near Wakefield, is ...
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Holy Family Hosts 'Blue Mass' for Fallen Officers
Bensalem Patch - almost 5 years
Holy Family University will hold its sixth annual Blue Mass at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 11, to honor the sacrifices of police and emergency responders who have died in the line of duty. The ceremony is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Campus Center gymnasium of the Northeast Philadelphia campus, 9801 Frankford Avenue, just down the street from the Andalusia section of Bensalem. According to a release, the mass is held in connection with National Police Week, which recognizes the service and sacrifices of those in law enforcement May 13 through 19 in Washington, DC. The Blue Mass will begin with a processional of police honor guard and a bagpiper. Campus Minister Reverend James MacNew, OSFS, will officiate. During the service Joseph F. McBride, Director of Campus Safety and Security at Holy Family and a retired Philadelphia police sergeant, will read the names of each Philadelphia police officer killed while on duty, including Lt. Robert Neary, and firefighter ...
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Congrats in Order: GBS Honor Roll
Glenview Patch - almost 5 years
Information from Glenbrook South High School: Freshman: Elana Aavik, Aaron Ach, Melissa Achettu, Seby Achettu, Monica Adamczyk, Kiran Ajani, Tyler Aki, Zain Al-Khalil, Alexander Alwan, Anita Amlani, Andrijana Andelkovic, Noreen Andersen, Kelly Anderson, Regina Anderson, Sophia Andricopulos, Sruthi Anthony, Stavroula (Stef) Antonopoulos, Michael Arkema, Jordan Arrigo, Nicole Arzumanov, Nishanth Asokan, Matthew Baeckelandt, Vadik Bagdasarian, Emma Bass, Allison Berg, Michael Berg, Elizabeth Berlin, Johnathan Betsoleiman, Ruhi Bhaidani, Ambuj Bhalla, Rachel Bilimoria, Wesley Blodig, Jane Brennan, Lauren Brennan, Lexi Bright, Alexis Brill, Elena Britton, Abby Brown, Kaily Bruch,Ryan Buckingham, Colin Burrowes, Gabby Bursak, George Cahill, Diana Capota,Ermioni Carr, Shannon Carroll, Caroline Caspers, Justin Celnik, Sherin Chacko, Eunice Chang, Evan Chang, Supriya Cheriyampurathu, Rachel Chmielinski, Stacie Cho, Chan Mee Choi, Elizabeth Chong, Benya Chongolnee, Ryan Cleary, ...
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Cabinet Office - New Digital Advisory Board supports Government to deliver online services revolution
De Havilland - almost 5 years
A dynamic new group of digital experts from industry, business and academia will support the Government to deliver its commitment to provide high-quality public services online by default, Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude said today. Chaired by UK Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox, the Digital Advisory Board will advise and support the Government Digital Service – the team in the Cabinet Office tasked with transforming government digital services – departments and agencies. The board will offer ideas and recommendations on the best way to achieve the digital transformation and ensure that government online services are easy to access and user friendly. The 12-member board also includes Laura Wade-Gery, Executive Director of Multi-Channel at Marks & Spencer; and Alex Balfour, LOCOG’s Head of New Media. The Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude, welcomed the role the Digital Advisory Board will play ...
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Community Notes - Greene County Daily World
Google News - over 5 years
The morning service on Sunday will begin at 9:30 am and the evening service, Sunday through Friday, will be at 7 pm The Brian McBride family will provide special music, and Evangelist McBride will preach during each service
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Where Are They Now: Former Scot Farrell Spent Four Season in the MLS -
Google News - over 5 years
Playing with and against the likes of Brian McBride, Thomas Dooley, Brad Friedel, Marcus Hahnemann, Cobi Jones, Carlos Valderrama, Tab Ramos, John Harkes, etc. was something that I was thankful to have done." With his playing days now behind him,
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McBride joins Monitise board - Stock Market Wire
Google News - over 5 years - Monitise plc has appointed Brian McBride to the Board as Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. McBride was previously managing director of in the UK and brings with him more than 25 years experience in the IT
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Crew View: Cunningham makes history ahead of a break - Major League Soccer
Google News - over 5 years
Lost in the celebration of Cunningham's goal was that the PK made him the Crew's all-time leaders in point with 171, two ahead of Brian McBride. Cunningham increased his Crew all-time goal mark to 64, also two more than the retired McBride
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IU Men's Soccer Preview, 2011 - The Crimson Quarry
Google News - over 5 years
While the loss of Will Bruin and his 18 goals (& role as a Brian McBride-type target forward) cannot be overstated, I do think too much concern could easily be placed on the loss of Rich Balchan and Daniel Kelly. Both were quite talented,
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GM Adrian Hanauer comments on allocation order strategy - The Seattle Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
You've seen it in the past with Brian McBride, who came back and was taken by Toronto, who said, 'I understand he wants to go to Chicago, but we're not going to just let him go to Chicago. We're going to extract something in exchange
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FC Dallas defender John close to joining Blackburn - Fox News
Google News - over 5 years
''In times past I've been involved with a lot of American players - Eddie Lewis, Marcus Hahnemann, Clint Dempsey, Brian McBride - from my Fulham days. It's a very good market because you can get players who have great potential, who hit the ground
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Domestic leagues develop and sustain U.S. stars - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
Major League Soccer debuted in 1996 and quickly boosted a couple of players, including forward Brian McBride and defender Eddie Pope, into the nucleus of the US national team for years to come. MLS still provides a springboard for late bloomers,
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Google News - over 5 years
Two DART officers, Waylon Chamberlain and Brian McBride, noticed appellant's truck was blocking a bus stop and passengers were having difficulty boarding a bus. The officers approached appellant and issued citations for no insurance and for parking in
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brian McBride
  • 2012
    Age 39
    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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  • 2010
    Age 37
    On September 3, 2010, McBride announced that he would retire following the 2010 MLS season.
    More Details Hide Details McBride scored his 80th career goal (in MLS) during his final match before being substituted off to a standing ovation.
  • 2009
    Age 36
    McBride scored nine goals during the 2009 season, including two goals in the three SuperLiga games in which he played.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    He made his Fire debut on August 16, 2008, coming on as a second-half substitute against D.C. United.
    More Details Hide Details McBride scored his first goal against Houston Dynamo. McBride scored the first goal in the MLS Playoff Eastern Conference Championship against the Columbus Crew, his former club. However, Chicago lost that game 2–1 and was kept from being in the MLS Playoff final.
    On May 28, 2008, McBride announced that he would be leaving Fulham to return to the United States to play in MLS.
    More Details Hide Details Following the end of his one-year contract extension, McBride decided to return to the United States to end his career in MLS. He expressed his desire to play for Chicago, his hometown. However, Toronto FC held the top spot in the allocation order, the process by which U.S. National Team players returning to MLS find teams in the league. On July 30, 2008, the top spot in the allocation order was traded to the Chicago Fire for Chad Barrett, a first round pick in the MLS SuperDraft and conditional future considerations. The Fire used the top spot to obtain McBride.
    He won it again in 2008, and became such a popular figure that the club renamed a bar inside Craven Cottage "McBride's" in June 2009.
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    McBride scored his first goal since his injury against Everton at Craven Cottage on March 16, 2008, in a 1–0 victory for Fulham.
    More Details Hide Details The then-Fulham manager Chris Coleman commented it was such a shame that McBride hadn't been 'discovered' earlier in his career, and played more in England. After scoring twelve goals in 2006–07 season which helped Fulham retain their Premier League status, on May 14, 2007, McBride won the Club's Player of the Year award.
    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 34
    When scoring the opening goal in a home match against Middlesbrough on August 18, 2007, McBride dislocated his kneecap.
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    He was given Fulham's captaincy in August 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 33
    At the 2006 World Cup, McBride was severely bloodied in a group stage match against Italy after being elbowed in the face by Daniele De Rossi.
    More Details Hide Details He needed three stitches. As punishment, De Rossi was banned for four matches and fined CHF 10,000. Following the end of the tournament, McBride announced his retirement from international duty on July 26, 2006. In 2008 McBride briefly came out of international retirement after being named as one of the three overage players on the U.S. team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and served as captain as the team reached the quarterfinals. McBride established the Brian McBride Soccer Academy which is based in Lake Zurich, Illinois. As of November 14, 2011 United States Columbus Crew Fulham
    McBride was Fulham's top scorer for their 2006–07 Premier League campaign with twelve goals to his name.
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    However, on March 10, 2006, he signed a one-year extension which took him through the end of the 2006–07 season.
    More Details Hide Details On February 2, 2007, he signed yet another one-year extension, taking him through the 2007–2008 season. He has a reputation as a battler with a high work rate, a trait prized in English football.
  • 2005
    Age 32
    McBride's original contract with Fulham continued only through the 2005–06 season.
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    In 2005–06, he played 38 league games and one cup game, scoring 10 league goals and one cup goal.
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  • 2004
    Age 31
    In 2004–05, he played 31 league games and six cup games, scoring six league and three cup goals.
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  • 2003
    Age 30
    He played 18 games during the last half of the 2003–04 season, scoring a total of five goals.
    More Details Hide Details His scoring pace remained steady through the next two seasons.
  • 2002
    Age 29
    They linked up for a historic goal at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
    More Details Hide Details In a game against Portugal, Sanneh, playing right back, played a cross into the box which McBride put into the top corner. After the game, McBride mentioned, "We joked about it in the locker room, it is a play we have done a thousand times teammates with the Milwaukee Rampage. "I took a step in at the far post and lost my marker. He delivered a beautiful cross and I knocked it home."
  • 2000
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details While McBride played well for the club, he sat out several games after having a blood clot surgically removed from his arm, which consisted of having a rib removed. The clot came as a result of a hard collision McBride had suffered during his first game with Preston. As McBride's loan spell came to an end, Preston attempted to purchase his contract from MLS for $1.8 million. MLS rejected it, considering McBride to be worth twice that amount. Two years later, Premier League club Everton were beginning to slide down the table. David Moyes, by then with Everton, remembered McBride's success with Preston and sought the forward's services. During McBride's three months with the club, he did not disappoint Moyes, scoring four goals in eight games, including his first game with the club, a 4–3 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. He made close friends during the short time with players such as Leon Osman (with whom he still plays football) and Richard Wright. Everton, unlike Preston, merely sought to extend McBride's loan period, but MLS rejected it, preferring a transfer over an extended loan for McBride.
  • 1996
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details McBride played eight years with the Columbus Crew, scoring 62 goals (no longer tied for the club record with Jeff Cunningham) and 45 assists in 161 league games, before his move to England. In 2005, he was named to the MLS All-Time Best XI. In 2011, the Crew honored McBride by naming him the inaugural member of its Circle of Honor.
  • 1994
    Age 21
    In 1994, McBride left the United States to ply his trade in Germany.
    More Details Hide Details At the time, VfL Wolfsburg played in the German Second Division and provided several aspiring American players an opportunity to play football in Europe. These included Chad Deering, Claudio Reyna and Mike Lapper, as well as McBride. McBride struggled to find playing time with the club and also had difficulty scoring. However, one of his two goals came in an 2–1 victory over Bayern Munich's reserve ream in the DFB-Pokal quarterfinals – Wolfsburg would go on to reach the final, although McBride did not feature. At the end of the season, McBride gained a release from Wolfsburg and when MLS was created, chose to return to play in the United States.
  • 1993
    Age 20
    He made his national team debut in 1993, though he was not a member of the squad for the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
    More Details Hide Details He is the first-ever spokesperson for the Central Ohio Diabetes Association and donated $100 to the association for every goal and assist he tallied for the U.S. National Team. He was part of the U.S. team that played at the 1998, 2002, and 2006 FIFA World Cups. He scored at the 1998 and 2002 tournaments and in doing so, became the first American player to score at two World Cups. Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan have since equaled this feat. McBride is fourth behind Bert Patenaude, Dempsey and Donovan for the most World Cup goals for an American with three. On May 2, 2006, McBride was named to the U.S. roster for his third consecutive World Cup.
  • 1992
    Age 19
    While at school, McBride was a 1992 second team and a 1993 first-team All-American.
    More Details Hide Details He also was named Most Valuable Player of the Great Midwest Conference three years straight, as well as being named to the All-Conference first-team during this stretch. He trained at the world famous Magna Fitness Center. After being such a versatile player in his amateur career, McBride decided to become a striker at the professional level. Craig Burley warned McBride that he should expect to get clattered playing that position. McBride briefly played for the minor league Milwaukee Rampage. In 18 games, he scored 17 goals and assisted another 18. That year also saw Tony Sanneh playing with the Rampage. Both Sanneh and McBride would play professionally in Germany, in MLS and on the U.S. men's national team.
  • 1988
    Age 15
    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.
    More Details Hide Details During a playoff game against Fremd, McBride broke his nose in the first half, but came back into the game to score the game-winning goal. In his four years in high school, he scored 80 goals, 33 as a senior despite playing his senior season as a defender. In the regional final against Stevenson High School his senior season, McBride played goalkeeper, stopping four of eight penalty kicks and running up the other end to score five on the counterattack after the game ended tied. McBride was also named an All-American by Parade Magazine. Later, as a professional, he signed a contract with Nike with the condition that the boys' varsity soccer team receive new uniforms every two years. McBride had an illustrious career with Saint Louis University, from which he graduated in 1993. In his four seasons with the Billikens, he played (and started) in 89 games, and set career records for goals (72), assists (40) and total points (184).
  • 1972
    Born on June 19, 1972.
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