German star Bastian Schweinsteiger signed to Chicago Fire  

 

COLOGNE, Germany – June 10, 2015: The US Men’s National team defeat Germany 2-1 in an international friendly match.
Photo by: Thomas Eisenhuth

Chicago Fire has finally done it, they have actually pulled it off and signed star player Bastian Schweinsteiger to their team.  The 32-year old midfielder is one of Germany’s most capped player, playing for the German National Team, Bayern Munich, and most recently Manchester United throughout his long career as a professional soccer player.

He is a nationally recognized player who is ready for the challenge of signing with the worst team in the MLS.  Chicago Fire has finished in dead last of their conference for the last two years, and the year before that they finished second to last.

It appears, however, that Schweinsteiger is excited about the chance to turn the club around. “Throughout my career, I’ve always sought opportunities where I hoped to make a positive impact and to help make something great. My move to Chicago Fire is no different,” he said in a club statement.

He will be one of the highest paid players in the league making a reported 4.5 million with an option to sign for another year. Get ready to see him on the field as soon at April 1.

 

Photos by ISI.

Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski of Germany lifts the World Cup trophy after winning the 2014 final.
Photo by: Ben Queenborough

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