Sources: Toronto, Fire agree on McBride trade

July 25, 2008

NEW YORK -- Brian McBride finally appears to be going home.

Toronto FC has agreed in principle to trade its rights to the former U.S. national team striker to the Chicago Fire, a person familiar with the negotiations said.

With the move, McBride returns to the United States after four years with Fulham in the English Premier League.

The announcement on McBride, a native of the northern Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, could come as early as Monday, said the person, who requested anonymity because all details were not complete.

The 36-year-old McBride, who played eight years in MLS for the Columbus Crew before joining Fulham, finished his contract with the London club in May.


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