Sunday, March 16, 2008

McBride Leads Fulham

Telegraph (uk)

Fulham won a vital game against Everton today, 1-0, behind a great goal by captain Brian McBride. Manager Roy Hodgson said of his skipper:

'Brian is an experienced player. He is 36 and a talismanic figure at the club. It was just that little bit of quality that was needed because both teams were defending and fighting hard.'

Everyone loves McBride, even the manager of the opposing club:

"I don't like conceding goals but if anyone was to score I'm glad it was Brian," said [Everton manager David] Moyes, who brought the American to England when he was manager of Preston and them took him on loan to Everton. "He is a great player and a great professional."

Fulham is still in the drop zone; they need to make up four points on Birmingham to keep from being relegated. Clint Dempsey scored the goal that kept Fulham from being relegated last year; perhaps another American will do the job this year? (I hope for Eddie Johnson; our US team needs GAM to get back on track.)

Video of McBride's goal from 101 Great Goals (with French commentators!)

Guardian (uk): McBride the miracle worker gives Fulham a glimpse of the possible

Times (uk): Brian McBride gives faithful something to shout about

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