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Fire's Brian McBride is retiring

Updated: September 3, 2010, 2:43 PM ET
Associated Press

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Brian McBride, whose scoring touch and tenacity earned him fans on both sides of the Atlantic, is calling it a career.

The 38-year-old McBride said Friday he will retire at the end of the season, his third with his hometown Chicago Fire.

"It was time for me," McBride said. "It was something that I felt I wanted to do, not so much that that I can't keep playing. It was time for a new segment of life and a different career."

McBride has 78 goals and 51 assists ...

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