Brian McBride’s fine goal scoring form continued for the United States on Wednesday as he netted twice for the national side in their 4-0 win over Honduras. With World Cup Qualifying matches fast approaching, the match against Honduras provided Bruce Arena’s men with ideal opposition.
McBride opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when he leapt to place a well-directed header past goalkeeper, Hector Medina after good work Steve Cherundolo. The Fulham man notched up his second strike in the 37th minutes after good link up play with fellow front man, Conor Casey.
Casey’s well-weighted pass fell perfectly for McBride, who rifled home a left-footed strike. Tony Sanneh and former Fulham winger Eddie Lewis rounded off the scoring for the home side.
Speaking after the match, McBride was eager to share the credit with is team mates, “I’m lucky to be playing with a group of guys like this,” he said “They put me in the position to score; sometimes I don’t, but thankfully tonight I did.”
McBride’s brace moves him into second place in the all-time US goal scoring charts with 25 goals from 74 international games. He is nine short of Eric Wynalda, who leads with 34 goals.