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McBride's swan song for Preston North End to come Wednesday against Wolverhampton.

McBride finally finds net in a strong performance for Preston.

Kaiserslautern said to acquire Donovan while McBride is cleared for return to Preston N.E.

McBride has blood clot removed and could be sidelined 3-6 months.

Strange McBride injury makes him questionable for Costa Rica qualifier.

Two days after arriving in England, McBride produces immediate results, helping Preston North End gain draw.

Second-half strike by McBride propels U.S. past Guatemala 1-0.

McBride appears headed for England after season ends.

McBride fractures cheekbone.

McBride, Hejduk, Razov score; Americans take own title 3-0 over makeshift Mexico.

McBride, Washington each finds net twice, Columbus puts end to Miami winning streak 4-2.

McBride’s late strike, his first, gives Crew 1-0 decision over MetroStars.

Bravo, McBride score, U.S. beats Saudi Arabia 2-0 to take third place.

McBride, Kirovski are goal-scorers in 2-1 win over New Zealand in Confederations Cup.

McBride’s late goal powers Columbus over Mutiny 3-2.

U.S. soccer MIDFIELDER
Brian McBride
Height: 6-0 (1.83 m).
Weight: 175 (80 kg).
Born: June 19, 1972 in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Illinois.
College: St. Louis University.
Club: Preston North End (England 1st).


               U.S. National Team Statistics 2001

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

China         Jan 27   2-1    1   1    69   1   0   2   0   0
Mexico        Feb 28   2-0    1   1    14   0   0   0   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying

Total                         2   2    83   1   0   2   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
1993 0-1-0 1/0 0 0 0
1996 4-1-2 7/2 2 1 5
1997 1-4-2 7/6 2 0 4
1998 3-4-2 9/4 2 0 4
1999 6-3-2 11/10 3 3 9
2000 5-1-4 10/9 4 1 9
2001 2-0-0 2/2 1 0 2
Total 21-14-12 47/33 14 5 33
World Cup
Year Venue GP G A Pts
1998 France '98 2 1 0 2
Total 1 1 0 2
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
1992-93 VfL Wolfsburg (German 2nd) - 1 - -
1996 Columbus Crew (MLS) 28/28 17 3 37
1997 Columbus Crew (MLS) 13/13 6 6 18
1998 Columbus Crew (MLS) 24/24 10 7 27
1999 Columbus Crew (MLS) 25/25 5 10 20
2000 Columbus Crew (MLS) 18/17 6 5 17
Total 108/107 44 31 119
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
1990 St. Louis Univ. 20 12 5 29
1991 St. Louis Univ. 24 20 9 49
1992 St. Louis Univ. 23 16 17 49
1993 St. Louis Univ. 22 24 9 57
Total 89 72 39 184

U.S. National Team: Widely considered to the be the best American player ever in the air ... 1999: Tied Joe-Max Moore with three goals apiece to lead the U.S. in scoring in 1999 ... Scored two of his goals during the FIFA Confederations Cup, including one against Saudi Arabia in the third-place match ... Easily logged more minutes (856) than any other forward in 1999 ... In a year in which head coach Bruce Arena tweaked with his line-up, he missed just two matches all year ... 1998: Tallied the only U.S. goal at the 1998 World Cup in France ... He had the highest goals per minutes played during World Cup qualifying, scoring four goals in 353 minutes (a goal every 88 minutes) ... Scored the second goal in the 3-0 victory over Austria, in Vienna ... 1997: Scored two goals in the USA's 4-2 World Cup qualifying win over El Salvador on Nov. 16, 1997 ... 1996: Scored his first goal in the USA's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Guatemala on Nov. 3, 1996 ... Scored his second goal in the USA's 2-1 win over Costa Rica on Dec. 14, 1996 ... 1993: Formerly a member of the U.S. National "B" Team, leading the squad in scoring in 1991, '92 & '93 ... Member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team while attending Buffalo Grove (IL) High School ... Played for the U.S. at the World University Games in Buffalo, New York in 1993 ... First Appearance: March 25, 1993, vs. Honduras ... First Goal: Nov. 3, 1996, vs. Guatemala.

Professional: Signed a new contract with MLS on Sept. 21, 1999 that will keep him with the Crew through the 2002 World Cup and beyond ... Has scored some of the greatest goals in the young history of MLS, including the 1998 MLS MasterCard Goal of the Year ... Is a four-time MLS All-Star ... 1999: Had another strong year, scoring 5 goals and 10 assists in leading the Crew to the Eastern Conference Finals ... 1998: Finished second in points with the Crew (27), tallying 10 goals and seven assists... 1997: Ankle injury limited him to just 13 games, but still tallied 18 points on six goals and six assists ... 1996: The first overall selection (by Columbus) in the inaugural MLS draft on Feb. 6, 1996 ... Finished the 1996 MLS regular season as the league's fifth leading scorer, tallying 17 goals and 3 assists in 27 matches ... One of three finalists for the MLS Goal of the Year ... 1995: Spent the 1994-95 season with VfL Wolfsburg in the German second division, where he was a fan favorite.

College: Set St. Louis University career records for goals (72), assists (40) and points (184) ... A two-time All-American at SLU ... One of three finalists for the Hermann Award, and runner-up for the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year ... Named the Great Midwest Conference Most Valuable Player and first-team All-Conference for three consecutive years (1991-1993) ... High School: Parade All-American... Led Buffalo Grove to a 1988 Illinois State Championship ... Scored 33 goals during his senior season and 80 in his four-year career.

Personal: Nickname is Bake ... Favorite non-soccer team is the Chicago Blackhawks ... Is the first-ever spokesperson for the Central Ohio Diabetes Association ... Will donate $100 for every goal and assist he tallies this season for the Crew and the U.S. National Team, as well as $100 for every Crew and National Team win ... His sky diving exploits were featured on ESPN's Worldwide Soccer ... Was featured in a clothes photo shoot in the March 1999 issue of Esquire Magazine along with Crew teammates Juergen Sommer and Mike Clark ... Single.

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