Since I’ve had my computer problems, I realise I’ve been neglecting updating our readers on the progress of Brian McBride in the MLS.

He scored a fine goal for Chicago Fire at the weekend. The turn past his marker to make room for the shot is magnificent, while the finish is emphatic. But, having watched Brian for the best part of four years, we shouldn’t really be surprised. The Fire drew that game against San Jose Earthquakes 3-3, scoring three equalisers – the last coming just four minutes from time thanks to Chris Rolfe.

The previous weekend they secured a vital win over the New York Red Bulls, winning a tight game by a single goal. The Fire are currently unbeaten and sit top of the Eastern Conference with eight points from their four games.