Past, Present & Future

Friday 25 January 2008

We pose the questions to Club captain Brian McBride in our past, present and future feature:


Who was your favourite player when you were a child?

Giorgio Chinaglia of the [ New York] Cosmos.

What was the first trophy you ever won?

The Under-10s State Championship with Arlington Wizards.

What is the best match you have ever seen?

The 1999 Champions League Final between Manchester United and Bayern Munich was the most exciting.

Who was the first manager you played under as a professional?

Eckhard Krautzun at VFL Wolfsburg.

If you could travel back in time to any period, where would you go and what would you do?

I’m very happy with the time we live in now…


What music are you listening to at the moment?

I’m listening to a mixed playlist of stuff like John Mayer, Pearl Jam, James Morrison…

What was the last book you read?

The latest Clive Cussler book, Treasure of Khan.

Which player likes to try the most tricks in training? Do they work?

Clint. I’d say they’re 75% effective!

Do you have any tattoos?


As a footballer, obviously have to keep in shape but what is your favourite binge food?

Lou Malnati’s pizza from Chicago!


Who do you think will be Premier League champions?

Manchester United.

Who will lead the scoring charts this season?

Cristiano Ronaldo.

Are there any holiday destinations that you have not yet been to but would like to get to in the future?

The Maldives or Mauritius.

Could Australia, USA, or a team from Africa win one of the next four World Cups?


What future invention are you most looking forward to being invented?!

Flying cars!