Category: Brian McBride

CBA Update

Fire midfielders Logan Pause and John Thorrington did not train with the team Monday or Tuesday. Instead, the pair of central midfielders — who also happen to be the Fire’s Union Representatives — were in Washington D.C., sitting in on collective bargaining agreement negotiations between MLS and the Players’ Union. “We haven’t heard from [Pause... Read more »

A calculated risk?

In the winter of 2006, I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to London to visit my Aunt and Uncle. In short, it was an absolutely fantastic trip. My family and I saw the houses of Parliament, the crown jewels, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and even took a short trip up to Scotland.... Read more »

Updating the Collins John situation

Let’s rewind to Thursday’s draft for a minute. The Fire picked up a couple of defenders, two midfielders and even a keeper with their selections, but neglected to draft a forward — seemingly a position of need — with any one of their five picks. On the surface (assuming the Fire took need into consideration... Read more »

A couple of things...

The MLS SuperDraft is tomorrow people. It’s going to be a big day for the Fire, who will have to wait until the 13th pick to make their first selection. I’m going to be live-blogging the whole damn thing and I’ll be having a good time with it, so be sure to check it out.... Read more »

Saturday's Games: Your Open Thread

Manchester United take on Aston Villa (12 p.m. Fox Sports Espanol) and Valencia takes on Real Madrid (3 p.m. ESPN Deportes and in two of the day’s better games. The Barcelona derby is also today, with Messi, Ibrahmovic and co. taking on Espanyol (1 p.m. on GolTV). On a complete side note, Fire forward... Read more »

McBride's and Brown's Options Picked Up; Myrie selected in Expansion Draft

Hey everyone, I finally made it to Detroit and I have a couple of updates to share with you all… **McBride and Brown — Back for 2010** The Fire announced today that the club options for both Brian McBride and C.J. Brown have been picked up — meaning that both will be back with the... Read more »

Fire Announce Team Awards

Lost in the shuffle of the Fire’s thrilling Eastern Conference Semifinals victory was the fact that the team announced the 2009 awards on Friday night. Wilman Conde, Brian McBride and Logan Pause were the recipients of the honors, which included Team MVP, Team Golden Boot Winner, Team Defender of the Year and U.S. Soccer Foundation/MLS... Read more »

McBride Injury Update

After aggressively challenging New England keeper Matt Reis for a ball in the 52nd minute of Saturday night’s decisive Game 2 victory over the Revolution, Fire forward Brian McBride had to be taken off of the field due to injury. McBride, who missed 8 weeks earlier this year with a torn right labrum, picked up... Read more »

McBride Nominated for Comeback Player of the Year

It was announced yesterday that Fire forward Brian McBride has been nominated as a finalist for the 2009 MLS Comeback Player of the Year award. McBride, who is competing with D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen and Chivas USA keeper Zach Thornton for the award, lead the Fire in scoring with seven goals this season despite... Read more »

Linked Up

Not a whole lot of Fire related news coming out of Toyota Park today, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to catch up on some older bits of info that I haven’t had the time  to post on earlier.  Here we go… Scott Powers of wrote a nice feature on Brian McBride’s upcoming... Read more »