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Brian McBride: Columbus Crew SC ownership has gone about relocation ‘incredibly wrong’

The club’s first Circle of Honor member speaks on Save the Crew.

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Former striker Brian McBride cut his teeth on the pitch for Columbus Crew SC. Whether scoring goals at Ohio Stadium or Columbus Crew Stadium, the striker holds a special place in the hearts of many Crew SC fans.

During his eight-ydar career, McBride scored 67 goals and registered 47 assists in 172 appearances with the Black & Gold.

Before retirement in 2010, McBride played for Fullham in the English Premier Leauge and then came back to MLS to join his hometown Chicago Fire.

The Illinois native, always a member of the Crew at heart, earned the right to be the first inductee into the Circle of Honor for his achievements while playing for the Black & Gold.

Like former Crew player Alejandro Moreno, McBride is using his national platform to speak out against investor-operator Anthony Precourt and his purposed move to Austin, TX.

McBride sat down with Max Bretos and Herculez Gomez on the set of the Max & Herc Podcast to discuss a variety of topics involving the Black & Gold.

The former Crew striker spoke highly of his time in Central Ohio, saying that he “became a man” during his time with the Crew. He also stated that he does not see a way the Black & Gold remain in Columbus and criticizes Precourt Sports Ventures and Major League Soccer for their handling of the Crew SC situation.