McBride spearheads Fire offense against Columbus

November 11, 2008
By Jeff Carlisle
As homecomings go, the looming reunion between Chicago Fire forward Brian McBride and his old team, the Columbus Crew, couldn't be more awkward. For the first eight years of his MLS career, McBride did his utmost to drive the Crew to an MLS Cup, falling in the conference final on four occasions. Yet with another Eastern Conference title at stake on "MLS Primetime Thursday" (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2), it is McBride and his current team, the Fire, who are standing in the Crew's way.

It's an irony ...

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