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Fire Thu Sep 10 2009

Fire's All-Star Forward Soon to Return

He's back! Yes indeed, Brian McBride is back in full-contact training with the Chicago Fire and may be eligible to play as early as this Saturday's upcoming game against Salt Lake. McBride has been out of play due to shoulder surgery back in July, which was required to clean out some minor damage.

Fire coach Denis Hamlett says he is doing well, but they are being cautious and working on his fitness to prepare him for match play. Although McBride probably does not need it. With a lead in goals scored for the Fire this season, despite missing eight games, and a knack for acquiring injuries, particularly to his face, McBride is certainly a fighter. He has returned far sooner than anyone anticipated, but that comes as no surprise to his couch and teammates.

McBride is a key player on the Fire, and having him back will certainly aid them in their next few games.

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