Class of 2017
Brian McBride

Brian McBride is renowned as one of the most prolific scorers in United States soccer history. At Buffalo Grove High School, McBride led the Bison to an Illinois state championship in 1988. He went on to play his college ball with Saint Louis University where he set records for career goals (72), assists (40) and total points (184). McBride was a two time All-American and the Most Valuable Player of the Great Midwest Conference for three consecutive years. McBride was the first overall pick in the Major League Soccer 1996 inaugural draft. He played eight years with the Columbus Crew, tallying a Columbus record 62 goals and 45 assists in 161 league games before moving to England to play with Fulham. In England, McBride played four and a half seasons with Fulham FC in the Barclays Premiership. He made 154 career appearances with 111 starts. McBride served as the team captain in 2007-08 and was voted the club’s Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006. To finish his career, McBride returned to the MLS to play for his home team, the Chicago Fire. He played three seasons with the Chicago Fire before announcing his retirement at the end of 2010. A member of three separate World Cup rosters, McBride became the first American to score in two World Cups. He additionally was selected to 8 MLS All-Star games with 7 appearances. In 2005, he was named to the MLS All-Time Best XI. In 2014, he was selected to the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame. McBride currently runs McBride’s Attacking Soccer Academy in Lake Zurich, Illinois.

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