Loan star returning to States

February 27, 2003
By Marc Connolly
Rest easy, Crew fans. Brian McBride is coming home in time for season opener against defending MLS Cup Champion L.A. Galaxy on April 5. His three-month loan to Everton will be just that, and not anything more.

"There's not going to be any extension on the loan," said McBride when reached earlier this week outside of Liverpool, England where he's been since early January.

That statement coincides with what Ivan Gazidis, the deputy commissioner of Major League Soccer, has said.
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