Brian McBride

Team: Chicago Fire Coach: Carlos de la Cobos Last Year’s Finish: 4th Eastern Conference, 10th Overall, 9–9–12 Last year’s Chicago Fire were going through a transition regardless of the tumultuous offseason they’ve had.  With the retirement of U.S. legend Brian McBride and MLS veteran C.J. Brown, the team would have had to adjust without its […]


Happy New Year to all our readers and best wishes in 2011! The past year was a big one for American soccer.  A good but not great World Cup run, a highlight goal from Landon Donovan, and the controversial rehiring of Bob Bradley after the World Cup.  A first MLS Cup win by Colorado, the signings […]


Fire Send Off McBride, Brown in Style

by Robert Hay on October 25, 2010 · 0 comments

Jaime Moreno was not the only big-name retiree this weekend; the Chicago Fire said goodbye to American soccer legend Brian McBride and longtime defender C.J. Brown.  The club’s overall record was disappointing to fans, but by getting ten points in the last six matches the club has some optimism going into the offseason. Swedish international […]


MLS Weekend Preview — Sept. 4–5

by Randy Capps on September 3, 2010 · 2 comments

There’s a full slate of MLS action this weekend, but we begin the weekend preview with a farewell to Brian McBride. McBride, former Fulham captain and U.S. international, announced that this season would be his last for the Fire on Friday. It’s the end of a long and successful career for the target man, who […]