From the page: “During his years as a professional athlete, Arlington Heights native Brian McBride has broken his face three times, nearly lost an eye and earned millions of dollars in a game that most of his fellow citizens think is for kids and foreigners. After a successful career in England, he’s back home, playing for the Chicago Fire.”

This really is an excellent interview with Brian McBride, who was the hardest working player I have ever had the pleasure of watching.

A favourite thing of mine would be after he scored, and he would look up to the Cottage in the corner of Fulham where his wife and children sat, kiss his wedding ring and make the sign of the cross. What a man.