Chicago Fire sets Bastian Schweinsteiger to face Montreal Impact

Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to make his American MLS league debut on Saturday night with his new team, Chicago Fire, at Toyota Park. Former German international players could make help Fire, who finished last in the Eastern Conference last season.

Chicago Fire suffered a 4-0 to Atalanta United in their previous game. They are currently at 7th in the Eastern Conference table standings with four points from three games played this season.

Chicago Fire new head coach, Veljko Paunovic admits that his rookie will available on Saturday night against Montreal Impact. “He is available, but I will not tell you what I plan to do. We will talk with him and see how he feels. He has to be ready.” Paunovic told media.

Speaking to the media on his announcing, Schweinsteiger said: “I feel ready, I got ready before coming to Chicago, I need to train with the team of course, but I’m ready to play when the coach will need me.

“I need more training sessions to have the right rhythm, where I want to myself, but my head is more than 100 percent and I feel quite well. This first training was rather intense, but I felt good.

“I’m 32, I feel I can give a lot more, even though it will take a little time for me to reach the level I aspire to.” he added.

Schweinsteiger joined Chicago Fire after his difficulties during his time since Jose Mourinho arrival at Old Trafford. He made 35 appearances for Manhcester United, and scored twice against Leicester City and Wigan Athletic last year.

Previously, Manchester United confirmed that Bastian Schweinsteiger has settled his sign with American MLS league club, Chicago Fire thru statement on the club’s website: Bastian Schweinsteiger has settled his move from Manchester United to Chicago Fire.

“The World Cup winner has joined American MLS league club on a permanent basis after passing a medical check up. After calling a hero’s welcome by Fire’s fans at his new club, Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed the required paperwork and could be in the XI for his debut against Montreal Impact on this Saturday.” wrote Manchester United thru its website.


Bastian Schweinsteiger has been frozen out at Manchester United after failing to impress new manager Jose Mourinho. (

Scheweinsteiger arrived with his wife, former tennis player Ana Ivanovic, in Chicago on Tuesday night. Several hundred Chicago Fire fans welcomed them to the Chicago airport.

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