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Now retired, McBride still gets his kicks from soccer

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Brian McBride, the Arlington Heights native who traveled the world as a key member of the U.S. National soccer team, is still giving back to the game. His soccer academy is training the next generation of players, and he's a part of the Fox Soccer broadcast team for games in Europe.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Chicago Fire striker Brian McBride closed out his MLS career in 2010, but he hasn't left the game completely. The Arlington Heights native runs a soccer academy and works as a broadcaster with Fox Soccer, and says he would be interested in coaching at some point.

Associated Press/2010 file

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Forward Brian McBride, right, played three seasons with the Chicago Fire before he retired in the fall of 2010. He now runs a soccer academy and works as a color analyst for Fox Soccer broadcasts.

Associated Press/2008 file

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Brian McBride walks briskly into a local Starbucks, fresh from a workout, his familiar broad smile beaming. Retirement seems to agree with him. The former U.S. soccer star still keeps his hand in the game, as Orrin Schwarz details in this report on the Arlington Heights native.
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    • Brian McBride, the Arlington Heights native who traveled the world as a key member of the U.S. National soccer team, is still giving back to the game. His soccer academy is training the next generation of players, and he’s a part of the Fox Soccer broadcast team for games in Europe.
    • Chicago Fire striker Brian McBride closed out his MLS career in 2010, but he hasnít left the game completely. The Arlington Heights native runs a soccer academy and works as a broadcaster with Fox Soccer, and says he would be interested in coaching at some point.
    • Forward Brian McBride, right, played three seasons with the Chicago Fire before he retired in the fall of 2010. He now runs a soccer academy and works as a color analyst for Fox Soccer broadcasts.
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