#WNSTSweet16 — The best 16 American soccer players ever

June 17, 2014 | Drew Forrester

9. Brian McBride —

The U.S. hasn’t been blessed with many great goal-scorers over the last 25 years, but McBride was a true player with a nose for the goal.  He was equally effective with feet and head, with 30 goals in 96 career games for the national team.  He scored goals for the U.S. team in both ’98 and ’02.

The highlight video below shows you the many ways McBride could and would score.  He was truly an opportunist who only needed a sliver of freedom to shake loose and put a ball behind the goalkeeper.

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