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Fulham - McBride Calls it a Day!

News has filtered through that a great former Fulham favourite is calling it a day at the end of this season.

At the age of 38 Brian McBride has decided enough is enough and will be retiring at the end of the MLS season.

After becoming a Fulham legend McBride took the opportunity to return to his homeland to see out the remainder of his career and has been plying his trade with Chicago Fire, in his home city.

Speaking about his impending retirement, Chicago Fire`s owner, Andrew Hauptman has commented on the clubs official site;

Former Fulham and United States forward Brian McBride will retire at the end of the season.

'Brian's retirement is a bittersweet moment for the Fire, Major League Soccer and soccer fans around the world. His talent and contributions to US soccer in particular are incredibly vast and he will most deservedly be celebrated as one of soccer's greatest.''

"Brian is a consummate professional on and off the field and has tremendous passion and heart. I have great respect for him and his decision to retire, which no doubt was not an easy one. He will always have a home here at the Chicago Fire and be part of the Fire family.''

Sounds just like the McBride we remember does it not?

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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 4 2010

Time: 3:54PM

Your Comments

Good player, should have got another 2 years at Everton.
I doont think this is the last we will hear of brian......management....at fulham one day?
Loved him at Everton... 4 goals in 9 games I think! Was gutted he didn't sign permanently.
Vanilla Ice
Great player, great professional and nice guy. True legend.
could have had even another 1 or 2 years at fulham got better with age me thinks
truth sayer ffc
always thought he was an honest pro!
Red Boy
what an idol...

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