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Late Schweinsteiger goal propels Fire over Impact (video)

SOCCER: MAY 13 MLS - Seattle Sounders FC at Chicago Fire

BRIDGEVIEW, IL - MAY 13: Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (31) celebrates after a game against the Seattle Sounders and the Chicago Fire on May 13, 2017, at Toyota Park, in Bridgeview, IL. Fire won 4-1. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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At 35-years-old, Bastian Schweinsteiger still has some fuel left in the tank.

88 minutes in, with the score tied at 2-2, the World Cup-winning defender proved to be the difference, rising and heading in a cross from Djordje Mihailovic’s corner kick into the back of the net. It’s his first goal of the season, but an important one as the Chicago Fire look to make a late push into the Eastern Conference playoff race.

The German star, who initially signed for the Fire in 2017, signed a one-year extension in late 2018, which ends in late December of 2019.