The 38-year old is probably the best ever product of soccer in the USA, making over 150 appearances in the English Premier League with Fulham as well as being somewhat of a trailblazer when he left home in 1994 to join German club Wolfsburg.
McBride's career will finish at the end of the 2010 MLS season and his wife, Dina, wanted to make sure he knew how the family felt when he made his announcement earlier this week.
"I just want him to know how (we feel)," Dina McBride said. "He gets to say all these wonderful things (about us), and as his family we're just all so proud of him.
"People ask if he is what he really comes across as. He really is. He's just an amazing husband, father, a great friend to everybody. He really is a great person, and he's going to do great things (in retirement). We're proud of him."