Brian McBride

Born19 June 1972, Arlington Heights
NationalityAmerican
Weight79 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionForward

Brian started his career at Wolsburg in Germany before he returned to the USA when he was selected in the inaugural MLS draft in 1996 by the Columbus Crew.

He hade made his international debut in 1993.

Strong performances saw him become an MLS all star, and he went to Preston North End on a six-month loan deal in September 2000.
A regular member of the USA national team, he continued to represent his country during his stay with North End.
He is an ideal targetman with great presence and good control.
An assured starter in the 2002 World Cup finals, he reasserted his place with the USA's first goal in their shock 3-2 win over Portugal in their opening game win at Suwon.
He also scored the opener in USA's 2-0 defeat of Mexico as they progressed to the quarter finals for the first time since 1930.
Brian joined Fulham in January 2004 with a contract to June 2006 that was extended to June 2007 in March 2006.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Preston North End FA Cup 1
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 8
1
1
2000-01 Preston North End Worthington Cup 1
2002-03 Everton Premier League 7
1
4
2003-04 Fulham FA Cup 3
1
2003-04 Fulham Premier League 5
11
4
2004-05 Fulham Carling Cup 2
2
3
2004-05 Fulham FA Cup
2
2004-05 Fulham Premier League 15
16
6
2005-06 Fulham Carling Cup
1
1
2005-06 Fulham Premier League 34
4
9
3
2006-07 Fulham FA Cup 4
3
2006-07 Fulham Premier League 34
4
9
2007-08 Fulham Premier League 14
3
4
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Stockport County D 1-1 League Division 1
19 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Coventry City L 1-3 Worthington Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End W 1-3 League Division 1
30 Dec 2000 Sheffield United v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
01 Jan 2001 Preston North End v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 Preston North End v Stockport County L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
03 Feb 2001 Portsmouth v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Queens Park Rangers W 5-0 League Division 1
13 Feb 2001 Stockport County v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Birmingham City L 0-2 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
VfL Wolfsburg 01 Jul 1994 30 Jun 1995
Columbus Crew 01 Jul 1995 27 Jan 2004
Preston North End 15 Sep 2000 31 May 2001 L
Everton 05 Feb 2003 31 May 2003 L
Fulham 27 Jan 2004 30 Jun 2008
Chicago Fire 31 Jul 2008

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 USA A v B
1
1995-96 USA International
1
1995-96 USA US Cup
1
1996-97 USA FIFA World Cup 3
2
2
1996-97 USA International 2
1
1996-97 USA US Cup 2
1
1997-98 USA CONCACAF Gold Cup
3
1997-98 USA FIFA World Cup 3
3
1997-98 USA International 1
2
1
1998-99 USA International 4
1998-99 USA US Cup 2
1
1999-00 USA FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
2
1999-00 USA Gold Cup 2
1
1
1999-00 USA International 4
1999-00 USA US Nike Cup 2
1
1
2000-01 USA FIFA World Cup 4
2
2000-01 USA International 2
2
2001-02 USA FIFA World Cup 6
1
2001-02 USA Gold Cup 5
4
2001-02 USA International 6
2002-03 USA International 2
2003-04 USA FIFA World Cup 2
2003-04 USA Gold Cup 4
3
2003-04 USA International 2
1
2
2004-05 USA FIFA World Cup 7
3
3
2004-05 USA International 2
2005-06 USA FIFA World Cup 4
1
2005-06 USA International 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 Mar 1993 Honduras v USA L 4-1 A v B
26 May 1996 USA v Scotland W 2-1 International
16 Jun 1996 USA v Mexico D 2-2 US Cup
30 Aug 1996 USA v El Salvador W 3-1 International
03 Nov 1996 USA v Guatemala W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 1
01 Dec 1996 Costa Rica v USA L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 1
15 Dec 1996 USA v Costa Rica W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 1
21 Dec 1996 Guatemala v USA D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 1
17 Jan 1997 USA v Peru L 0-1 US Cup
20 Jan 1997 USA v Mexico L 0-2 US Cup
22 Jan 1997 USA v Denmark L 1-4 US Cup
29 Jan 1997 China PR v USA L 2-1 International
01 Feb 1997 China PR v USA D 1-1 International
02 Mar 1997 Jamaica v USA D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
16 Nov 1997 USA v El Salvador W 4-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
07 Feb 1998 USA v Costa Rica W 2-1 GOLD CUP
10 Feb 1998 USA v Brazil W 1-0 GOLD CUP Semi-final
15 Feb 1998 USA v Mexico L 0-1 GOLD CUP Final
25 Feb 1998 Belgium v USA L 2-0 International
22 Apr 1998 Austria v USA W 0-3 International
16 May 1998 USA v FYR Macedonia D 0-0 International
21 Jun 1998 USA v Iran L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
25 Jun 1998 USA v Yugoslavia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
06 Nov 1998 USA v Australia D 0-0 International
24 Jan 1999 Bolivia v USA D 0-0 International
06 Feb 1999 USA v Germany W 3-0 International
21 Feb 1999 USA v Chile W 2-1 International
11 Mar 1999 USA v Guatemala W 3-1 US Cup
13 Mar 1999 USA v Mexico L 1-2 US Cup Final
24 Jul 1999 New Zealand v USA W 1-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
28 Jul 1999 Brazil v USA L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
30 Jul 1999 USA v Germany W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
01 Aug 1999 Mexico v USA L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
03 Aug 1999 USA v Saudi Arabia W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
08 Sep 1999 USA v Jamaica D 2-2 International
16 Jan 2000 USA v Iran D 1-1 International
16 Feb 2000 USA v Peru W 1-0 GOLD CUP Group B
19 Feb 2000 USA v Colombia W 2-1 GOLD CUP Quarter-final
12 Mar 2000 USA v Tunisia D 1-1 International
26 Apr 2000 Russia v USA L 2-0 International
03 Jun 2000 USA v South Africa W 4-0 US NIKE CUP
06 Jun 2000 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 US NIKE CUP
11 Jun 2000 USA v Mexico W 3-0 US NIKE CUP
16 Aug 2000 USA v Barbados W 7-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group E
03 Sep 2000 USA v Guatemala W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group E
27 Jan 2001 USA v China PR W 2-1 International
27 Jan 2001 USA v China PR W 2-1 International
28 Feb 2001 USA v Mexico W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
16 Jun 2001 Jamaica v USA D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
01 Jul 2001 Mexico v USA L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF finals
09 Dec 2001 Korea Republic v USA L 1-0 International
19 Jan 2002 USA v Korea Republic W 2-1 GOLD CUP Finals Group B
21 Jan 2002 USA v Cuba W 1-0 GOLD CUP Finals Group B
27 Jan 2002 USA v El Salvador W 4-0 GOLD CUP Quarter-final
30 Jan 2002 USA v Canada D 0-0 GOLD CUP Semi-final
02 Feb 2002 USA v Costa Rica W 2-0 GOLD CUP Final
03 Mar 2002 USA v Honduras W 4-0 International
10 Mar 2002 USA v Ecuador W 1-0 International
17 Apr 2002 Republic of Ireland v USA L 2-1 International
12 May 2002 USA v Uruguay W 2-1 International
19 May 2002 USA v Netherlands L 0-2 International
05 Jun 2002 USA v Portugal W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
10 Jun 2002 Korea Republic v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
14 Jun 2002 Poland v USA L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
17 Jun 2002 Mexico v USA W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
21 Jun 2002 Germany v USA L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
29 Mar 2003 USA v Venezuela W 2-0 International
08 May 2003 USA v Mexico D 0-0 International
06 Jul 2003 USA v Paraguay W 2-0 International
12 Jul 2003 USA v El Salvador W 2-0 GOLD CUP Finals Group C
14 Jul 2003 USA v Martinique W 2-0 GOLD CUP Finals Group C
19 Jul 2003 USA v Cuba W 5-0 GOLD CUP Quarter-final
23 Jul 2003 USA v Brazil D 1-1 GOLD CUP Semi-final
18 Feb 2004 Netherlands v USA L 1-0 International
02 Jun 2004 USA v Honduras W 4-0 International
13 Jun 2004 USA v Grenada W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF group 1
20 Jun 2004 Grenada v USA W 2-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF group 1
11 Jul 2004 USA v Poland D 1-1 International
18 Aug 2004 Jamaica v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 1
04 Sep 2004 USA v El Salvador W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 1
08 Sep 2004 Panama v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 1
09 Oct 2004 El Salvador v USA W 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 1
13 Oct 2004 USA v Panama W 6-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 1
17 Nov 2004 USA v Jamaica D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 1
09 Feb 2005 Trinidad and Tobago v USA W 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
27 Mar 2005 Mexico v USA L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
28 May 2005 USA v England L 1-2 International
04 Jun 2005 USA v Costa Rica W 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
08 Jun 2005 Panama v USA W 0-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
17 Aug 2005 USA v Trinidad and Tobago W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 4th Round
23 May 2006 USA v Morocco L 0-1 International
28 May 2006 USA v Latvia W 1-0 International
12 Jun 2006 USA v Czech Republic L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
17 Jun 2006 Italy v USA D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
22 Jun 2006 Ghana v USA L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.