Monday, November 28, 2005

Great news for Fulham; Great news for the USA

Brian McBride had a wonderful day for his club yesterday by getting two goals in the first 18 minutes.

McBride got his first in the fourth minute when he lightly knocked in a low ball from Tomasz Radzinski that found Brian near the post. His second goal came in the 18th minute when Bolton's defender Radhi Jaidi made a bad judgment call on a goal kick by Fulham's Mark Crossley, allowing the American International to slap a strong volley right on goal. Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen didn't have a chance. McBride almost added a third goal later in the match, but it was just saved.

McBride was doing so well that Bolton had to sub out his marker before halftime.

Fulham have got to be thrilled with this result. Bolton could have moved into third place with a win, but instead they ended up so frustrated that El-Hadji Diouf got his second yellow of the day after the game when his annoyance with the officials boiled over.

Bolton's only good point of the match came late when Fulham's Sylvain Legwinski scored an own goal.

The great news for Fulham fans is that when McBride gets hot, they have a chance of winning most nights. Hopefully Brian will keep producing while getting his confidence and skill up just in time to help the US out in Germany.


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