Brian McBride has been living with expectations since moving from Fulham to Chicago in the summer. He arrived at the cost of Chad Barrett in a trade with Toronto FC and eyes have been focused on McBride's contribution to Chicago's season. With two goals against top of the league Columbus Crew at the weekend, McBride finally showed exactly why Chicago took the risky step of trading a younger player for a man of immense experience.

The often hard to please pundits were impressed enough with this week's performance to vote Brian McBride as Player of the Week for his two goals against a very strong Columbus Crew. Chicago Fire fans will be looking to McBride to help them in the upcoming play off games after securing a spot in the East.