"We had just finished a game against West Ham and Jonathan Spector was outside the locker room, and Lubos Kubik was there with him. We all just started talking and all of a sudden Jonathan said jokingly: 'Lubos, did you hear Brian wants to play in the Olympics?' After a few more jokes I told Lubos that I would seriously consider it if he would. Then I threw it out as just talk at the time but a few days Peter Nowakcalled me. I was a little shocked but that's really when it became an interest and a possibility."
-- Brian McBride explains how the ball got rolling to get him on to the Olympic roster. (Yahoo)