No timeline, but Fire “optimistic” Schweinsteiger will return
Bastian Schweinsteiger’s first season in MLS was a success, propelling the Chicago Fire back into the playoffs and possibly earning Best XI status.
It’s no surprise that Chicago general manager Nelson Rodriguez would be thrilled to have the ex-Bayern Munich metronome back in the fold for next season, and Rodriguez was asked about the prospects of such a move.
Schweinsteiger, 33, scored three times and added two assists in 24 MLS matches this season. Here’s hoping he does indeed return for a return engagement. His 8.3 long balls per game led the Fire, and only a pair of goalkeepers and stellar Atlanta center back Leandro Gonzalez Pirez averaged more than “Schweiny.”