An inside look at Brian McBride's wife and his extensive biography

An inside look at Brian McBride's wife and his extensive biography

Ciku Njuguna
updated at January 14, 2024 at 3:40 PM
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Brian McBride is one of the most decorated players in American soccer history. The former professional football player was a forward for Everton, Fulham, Chicago Fire and the United States national football team. Who is Brian McBride’s wife? Discover details of his personal life, profession and financial success.

Brian McBride's wife
McBride's wife, Dina Lundstrom (left), is pictured with one of their children. McBride (right) runs during a match against Boavista at Craven Cottage. Photo by Jamie Sabau and Adam Davy/PA Images.
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A prolific member of Team USA and the Major Soccer League, McBride made history as the first USA's all-time goal scorer and the first American football player to score in multiple World Cup tournaments. Scroll down to get the scoop on Brian McBride's biography and personal and professional successes.

Brian McBride's profile summary

Full name

Brian Robert McBride

Nickname

McHead, Bake

Gender

Male

Date of birth

19th June 1972

Age

51 years old as of December 2023

Zodiac sign

Gemini

Place of birth

Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA

Nationality

American

Current residence

Arlington Heights, Illinois, Chicago

Hair colour

Dark brown

Eye colour

Brown

Height

183 centimetres (6'0")

Weight

80 kilograms (176 lbs)

Father

Matthew McBride

Mother

Madeline McBride

Siblings

3

Relationship status

Married

Spouse

Dina Lundstrom

Children

3

Education

Greenbriar Elementary School

Buffalo Grove High School

Saint Louis University

Profession

Former USMNT General Manager, retired professional footballer

The last club played in

Wembley F.C.

Years active

1993 - 2013

Net worth

$5 million - $10 million

Social media pages

X(Twitter), LinkedIn

How tall is Brian McBride?

The United States' best soccer player of all time stands at six feet (183 centimetres). At his prime, his weight measured 176 pounds (80 kilograms).

Brian McBride's Transfermarkt profile
Brian McBride, the former USMNT General Manager, arrives at the Al Thumama Stadium on November 29, 2022, in Doha, Qatar. Photo by John Dorton/ISI Photos.
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How old is Brian McBride?

Born on the 19th of June, 1972, the USMNT legend is 51 years old as of December 2023. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Who is Brian McBride’s wife?

Brian is married to Dina McBride, formerly Dina Lundstrom. The couple met during a ‘Crazy Shirt Night' event at a bar in Schaumburg. Dina and her husband are childhood family friends who lived in the Arlington Heights area. Her father was Brian's one-time Prospect Heights Park District Little League coach.

At the time of their first meeting, Dina was a recent divorcée. On their first date, he insisted on having a look at Dina's sleeping infant daughter, Ashley. In February 2002, the couple tied the knot, marking the start of their twenty-one-year-old marriage.

Brian McBride's family
Former Columbus Crew player Brian McBride (far left) and his wife Dina (far right) are pictured with their children at Crew Stadium on July 16, 2011. Photo by Jamie Sabau.
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Brian McBride's children

The former forward is a father of three. Dina and Brian's daughters Ashley, Ella, and Freya are avid athletes, taking after their father.

Brian McBride's family

Brian was born in a family of five to Madeline ‘Maddie’ and Matthew McBride in Arlington Heights. When Brian turned four, the couple divorced, leaving Madeline a single mother of three. Speaking to the Chicago Tribune, the pioneer MLS player acknowledged his mother’s role in his early success, saying,

"She raised us and put everything into it. She worked long hours but was there every weekend for mine and my sister's soccer games."
Brian McBride's family
Former Chicago Fire player Brian McBride walks on the pitch with his daughters at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois, on October 16, 2010. Photo by David Banks.
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Career

McBride's successful career started at the Greenbriar Elementary School, where he was drawn to football. He continued playing soccer at the Buffalo Grove High School, where he trained under John Erfort, his coach and English teacher.

Varsity football

In his junior year, McBride led his varsity team to the 1988 Illinois State Championship. Throughout his high school years, Brian was a versatile player who played and scored 80 goals as a defender and stopped four goals as a goalkeeper. One of the All-American's later endorsements included a deal with Nike that allowed his boyhood team to receive new uniforms every two years.

College football

His athletic abilities earned him a scholarship to Saint Louis University, where he played college football for the Billikens. The three-time Great Midwest Conference MVP won various awards, including two All-American honours and was named to an All-Conference first team.

Where did Brian McBride play college soccer?
USA's Brian McBride (in white) goes for a header during a FIFA World Cup match against Ghana at the Max-Morlock Stadium in Germany on June 22, 2006. Photo by Simon Bruty/Anychance.
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Professional football

As a professional football player, Brian played for top-tier leagues, including the EPL and the MLS. By his retirement in August 2012, he had spent nearly two decades playing for eight teams. Have a look at Brian McBride's stats and his most notable performances.

U.S. Men's National Football Team

How many matches did Brian McBride start for the U.S. in the 2002 World Cup? The centre-forward won 95 caps for the USMNT squad between 1993 and 2008, scoring 30 goals with one assist. Three of the thirty goals were scored in the 2002 and 1998 FIFA World Cup tournaments, making him the first American to ever score in more than one World Cup match.

Columbus Crew

McBride played for Columbus Crew in 1995, 2001 and 2003 on three occasions. He was the first overall pick for the Crew in the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft. During the eight seasons he played for the Crew, the 2005 MLS All-Time Best XI member registered various records, including the number of total goals scored.

What teams did Brian McBride play for?
Former Columbus Crew player Brian McBride high-fives fans as he walks off the field after a game against the Colorado Rapids at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Rick Stewart /Allsport
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Fulham F.C.

On Jan 20, 2004, McBride transferred to the Premier League on an $883,280 transfer. His four-year stay at Fulham F.C. was marked by achievements such as two Player of the Year awards and a season's stint as Fulham's skipper.

Chicago Fire

The versatile winger and striker played for the Chicago Fire for a season before taking a year-long career break in 2010. He scored over 20 goals at the club, with six assists in 72 appearances.

Milwaukee Rampage

His fourth-best club performance was recorded at an American minor League team, the Milwaukee Rampage. He made 18 appearances for the team during the 1993/94 season, scoring 17 goals with 18 assists before moving to Bundesliga's VfL Wolfsburg.

Who did Brian McBride play for?
Brian McBride, formerly of the Chicago Fire, kicks the ball against the Columbus Crew on July 3, 2010, at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Jamie Sabau.
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Brian McBride's career stats

McBride is undoubtedly one of the best American soccer players of all time. Here is a summary of the football player's statistics.

Team

Period

Appearances

Goals

Assists

Wembley F.C.

2012

1

-

-

Chicago Fire F.C.

2008 - 2010

72

20

6

Fulham F.C.

2004 - 2008

154

40

4

Columbus Crew

1995 - 2004

190

77

40

Everton F.C.

2003

8

4

-

Preston North End

2000 - 2001

10

1

-

VfL Wolfsburg

1994 - 1995

15

2

-

Milwaukee Rampage

1994

18

17

18

Saints Louis University Billikens

1990 - 1993

89

72

40

Frequently asked questions

Between 1994 and 2012, his legendary performance among the world’s greatest players made him one of the most popular athletes in America. Have a look at some facts about his personal and professional life.

How many matches did Brian McBride start for the US in 2002 World Cup?
USA's Brian McBride goes up for a header against Ghana's John Mensah during a World Cup game at Franken-Stadion in Nuremberg, Germany on June 22, 2006. Photo by T. Quinn/WireImage.
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1. Where does Brian McBride live now?

The former centre forward has lived in places such as England. However, he and his wife later returned to their home area in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

2. What position did Brian McBride play?

The versatile soccer star held various positions over the course of his career. According to his Transfermarkt profile, he played as a centre forward, second striker, and right and left winger.

3. What is Brian McBride doing now?

After retiring from active play, McBride became a sports analyst and consultant for SurePeople, FOX and ESPN. In 2020, he was appointed to the USMNT as a general manager. Although he was relieved of the role in February 2023, he became a notable sports figure for overseeing the US men's senior and youth national teams.

4. How much is Brian McBride's net worth?

As one of the best U.S. soccer players of all time, Brian has amassed significant wealth. According to various reports, his net worth is between $5 million and $10 million.

5. Why did Brian McBride leave U.S. soccer?

Brian’s contract for the USMNT general manager role was expected to expire at the end of 2022. However, in January 2023, reports suggested he was fired from the role.

Did Brian McBride play the World Cup?
Former Chicago Fire player Brian McBride waves to fans as he walks off the pitch during an MLS match on October 16, 2010, at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. Photo by David Banks.
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Final word

Famous WAGS worldwide are known for their association with their athletic spouses. However, Brian McBride’s wife, Dina, has taken a reserved position in her husband's life.

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Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.