Position: Forward
Height: 6-0 (1.83 m)
Weight: 175 (80 kg)
Born: June 19, 1972, in Arlington Heights, Illinois
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Illinois
College: Saint Louis University
Club: Chicago Fire (MLS)
MNT Caps/Goals: 95/30

  • Was the first American to score in multiple World Cup tournaments by tallying once in 1998 and twice during the team's Quarterfinal run in 2002. He also appeared in the 2006 tournament
  • With 30 goals, ranks third on the USA's all-time goal scoring chart behind only Eric Wynalda and Landon Donovan
  • Is the USA's all-time leader in World Cup qualifying goals scored (10)
  • A five-time MLS All-Star ... Scored the 1998 MLS Goal of the Year

U.S. National Team: Widely considered to be the best American player ever in the air, he is one of the USA's most accomplished forwards ... Ranks second on the all-time U.S. list for goal-scoring and points ... Is the USA's all-time leader in World Cup qualifying goals scored (10) ... Played in 14 of 18 qualifiers in the run-up to Germany, tied for second most appearances with Kasey Keller ... McBride's air prowess and ability to hold off defenders shone in Korea/Japan, the veteran forward turning in one of the outstanding performances of the 2002 World Cup ... Scored two crucial goals in the tournament, becoming the first U.S. player to score in multiple World Cup tournaments ... Has the ability to maintain possession with his back to the goal as well as distribute ... 2005: Tallied three goals in six final round qualifiers, including the game-winner against T&T on Aug. 17 in Hartford ... Got on the end of Bobby Convey near-post cross, sliding to beat the Trinidad ‘keeper to the ball ... Scored in back-to-back qualifiers in June, finishing off a Clint Dempsey shot in the 87th minute of the 3-0 win against Costa Rica on June 4 in Salt Lake, then providing the finish touch again four days later as his goal capped off a 3-0 win in Panama City ... Wore the captain's armband in both of those matches ... Lent a hand on the second goal against Costa Rica, displaying his typical fearlessness in the box by re-directing a header on goal that was initially saved, the rebound falling to Landon Donovan for the finish ... Played a total of seven matches in 2005, including six as a starter ... 2004: One of only two players to appear in all eight of the U.S. World Cup qualifiers in the second and semifinal rounds ... With his second goal in a 4-0 win against Honduras on June 2, he surpassed Joe-Max Moore on the USA's all-time scoring chart behind Eric Wynalda ... The two-goal output earned him Man of the Match honors ... His seventh career World Cup qualifying goal was also his seventh all-time against El Salvador, having put home the game-winner in the 2-0 victory Oct. 9 in San Salvador ... 2003: Despite being limited in action due to injury and club commitments, he contributed when it counted during the Gold Cup ... Registered three goals and two assists in the tournament, earning Man of the Match honors in consecutive games against El Salvador and Martinique ... Scored a goal and an assist in the USA's 2-0 opening match victory against El Salvador ... Was good for a pair against Martinique just two days later ... His goal scoring production lifted his career international total to 23 goals, surpassing Bruce Murray for third place on the all-time U.S. list, one shy of Joe-Max Moore ... Suffered a cheek injury during the USA's 2-1 loss to Brazil in the semifinal ... Captained the side against Mexico on May 8 in Houston ... 

First Appearance: March 25, 1993, vs. Honduras ... First Goal: Nov. 3, 1996, vs. Guatemala.

Professional: In his third stint in England he has proven himself a reliable contributor in one of the top leagues in the world ... Has established himself as a regular in the Fulham attack ... After years of near moves and loans, he was officially transferred from MLS on Jan. 20, 2004, to Fulham of the English Premier League ... Was a five-time MLS All-Star forward for the Columbus Crew ... Scored some of the greatest goals in the young history of MLS, including the 1998 MLS Goal of the Year ... Is the all-time leading goal scorer in Columbus history ... Still one of the most popular players in Crew history ... 2005-06: Played in all 20 of Fulham's league games to open the 2005-06 campaign, starting 18 ... Scored eight goals in all competitions, including two multiple-goal efforts ...Voted Player of the Month for December 2005, scoring three goals in six games ... Got his first tally of the month in the West London Derby against Chelsea on Boxing Day, scoring the first of Fulham's two goals after receiving six stitches ... Scored twice in a 3-3 home draw with Aston Villa three days later ... Netted a pair against Bolton to give the Cottagers a 2-1 win on Nov. 27 at Craven Cottage ... 2004-05: Capped off the 2004-05 campaign with eight consecutive starts, scoring six goals that included a pair against Norwich on the final matchday ... Finished the 2004-05 season with 31 appearances and 15 starts ... 2003-04: Saw action in 17 of 20 league games to open the first half of the 2004-05 season ... Had three goals in the first half of the year, all in League Cup action ... Tasted success in his first game for Fulham at the expense of fellow U.S. international Kasey Keller, scoring the game-winner in the 2-1 victory Jan. 31 ... After flip-flopping between starter and reserve, he finished in style by potting both goals in the season ending victory against Bolton ... 2003: Among the league's best in goals scored and total points, he tallied 12 goals and three assists in 27 appearances for the Crew ... Earned the Crew scoring title for the second time in his career ... Underwent shoulder surgery after the 2003 MLS season ... 2002-03: Loaned to Everton of the English Premier League for the first three months of 2003, reuniting with his former manager at Preston North End (where he played in the English First Division following the 2000 MLS season) ... Scored four goals in eight appearances at Everton ... Started his first two matches, scoring just 10 minutes into his first EPL game on Jan. 12 against Tottenham ... Followed that performance with two second-half goals in a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Sunderland on Jan. 18 ... 

College: Set St. Louis University career records for goals (72), assists (40) and points (184) ... A two-time All-American at SLU ... Was one of three finalists for the Hermann Award, and runner-up for the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year ... Named the Great Midwest Conference Most Valuable Player and first-team All-Conference for three consecutive years (1991-1993).

High School: Named a Parade Magazine All-American... Led Buffalo Grove to a 1988 Illinois State Championship ... Scored 33 goals during his senior season and 80 in his four-year career.

Personal: Nickname is "Bake" ... Goal against Portugal voted "Goal of the Year" in the 2002 "Best of U.S. Soccer" Series on ussoccer.com ... Elected to the Milwaukee Rampage Hall of Fame in 2002 ... Favorite non soccer team is the Chicago Blackhawks ... Is the first-ever spokesperson for the Central Ohio Diabetes Association ... Donated $100 for every goal and assist he tallied for the Crew and the U.S. National Team in 2000, as well as $100 for every Crew and National Team win ... His sky-diving exploits were featured on ESPN's "Worldwide Soccer" ... Was featured in a fashion photo shoot in the March 1999 issue of Esquire Magazine along with Crew teammates Juergen Sommer and Mike Clark ... Wife Dina and daughter Ashley welcomed new baby sister Ella on June 3, 2003.