CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. forward Brian McBride has been hired to succeed Earnie Stewart as general manager of the men’s national team.

McBride, who is 47, had 30 goals in 95 appearances for the United States from 1993 to 2006. He played for teams in Major League Soccer and the English Premier League. He was so popular in London that Fulham named a bar at Craven Cottage after him.

Stewart, also a former national-team player, was hired as GM of the men’s team in June 2018, then promoted last August to sporting director of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Kate Markgraf is GM of the U.S. women’s team.

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