Brian McBride - Upbringing
Brian McBride, (@BMcBride20), had a 17 year professional soccer career serving as a captain for the US Men's National Team. He played professionally for Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire, and Fulham and earned 96 caps in international competition. He currently serves on PCA's National Advisory Board, is an ESPN analyst, and is a co-founder and CSO of Tipevo , which is focused on bringing a first of its kind digital platform to transform the entire youth sports experience.
McBride talks about his youth growing up in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He states that his upbringing was different than that of the current generation, partially because of the lack of options he had for various interests and opportunities. Almost all of his activities were based in Arlington Heights, until he began rec soccer, which happened to offer a travel program. McBride says the opportunity he found to play for ten years with almost the same group formed life long friendships and offered him experiences he wouldn’t have otherwise had.