Schweinsteiger To Join Chicago Fire Of MLS
The MLS has gained another star to their league. German international and Manchester United's Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to join the MLS' Chicago Fire in the coming days after the team announced the move yesterday:
"Chicago Fire acquires MF Bastian Schweinsteiger as Designated Player from Manchester United. Schweinsteiger will officially be added to the Fire's roster and available for selection upon passing a team physical, and pending receipt of his ITC and P1 Visa."
Schweinsteiger, 32, has had nothing short of an amazing career. He spent the first 13 years of his career in the German Bundesliga where he won eight Bundesliga titles, a UEFA Champions League title, and a FIFA Club World Cup. However, he is more widely known for his stellar play for the German national team in which he played for 12 years, becoming the fourth most-capped player in German history and was a vital member of the country's fourth World Cup title in 2014.
In 2015, Schweinsteiger made the move to the Premier League joining Manchester United. Recently, he has fallen out of manager Jose Mourinho's plans with the team and was given the opportunity to seek another place to play.
"I am sad to leave so many friends at Manchester United," Schweinsteiger said. "But I am grateful to the club for allowing me the chance to take up the challenge at Chicago Fire."
Schweinsteiger will become a member of the Chicago Fire immediately, once paperwork is completed. He joins a club that is looking to return to the MLS playoffs; a place they haven't been since 2009. Schweinsteiger will add to an impressive group of new members for the club that includes Dax McCarty and Juninho.