Created on 2017-03-21 at 15:10 PM by Christian Nyari
FC Bayern fan favorite and club legend Bastian Schweinsteiger will take to the field in the Windy City after agreeing a move to Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire. Schweinsteiger will be eligible as soon as posisble pending work permit approval and passing a physical.
Basti played with Bayern from 2002 until 2015 and is one of the most decorated players in club history, making 500 appearances and winning 22 trophies as well as the World Cup in 2014 with the German national team.
“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,” Schweinsteiger said in a club statement. “Through my conversations with the club, I'm convinced by the club’s vision and philosophy and I want to help them with this project."
Schweinsteiger was unveiled this week in Chicago and vowed to help the team as much as he can from the start despite the pressure that will be on him from day one, "I can handle that, but I don't want to say that I'm the key player in Chicago. Every player on the pitch has to be a key player, has to take responsibility on the pitch and I would like to contribute myself to the team as much as I can."