Tough shoes to fill

July 28, 2006
By Ives Galarcep
It was about as quiet a retirement as you will ever find in the world of international soccer. Brian McBride, the U.S. national team's top target man for the past decade, decided he had played his final game for the United States. There was no ceremony, no press conference. Just a release saying that the second-leading scorer in U.S. soccer history was finished.

The news wasn't exactly a shock but what is surprising, and somewhat disturbing, is the void the 34-year-old forward leaves ...

Read more

ESPN Conversations