What They're Saying: Brian McBride

"There are different things the Bundesliga provides. Certainly day-to-day training is at a higher level, the competition is at a higher level -- that’s a benefit for our players. We can get players in the European conditions, where they’re competing against top-level players day in, day out -- it’s only going to benefit the players and our national-team programs. When young Americans come to Europe, there are some many things they can gain. The Bundesliga certainly gives them that, and one of those things is a different setting. You’re put under pressure most days. On top of that, there’s a growth that happens when you go through a change -- a change of language, a change of setting, being put in an uncomfortable position. If you can get through those moments, it makes you a stronger player, it makes you a stronger person."

-- New U.S. men's national team general manager Brian McBride on the German Bundesliga, where 10 Americans have played this season. They include U.S.-bred players like Weston McKennie, Josh Sargent, Tyler Adams and Gio Reyna, who moved to Germany as teenagers. (Bundesliga.com)
1 comment about "What They're Saying: Brian McBride".
  1. Sean Guillory, March 3, 2020 at 6:04 p.m.

    Correct!

Next story loading loading..

Discover Our Publications