SCHWEINSTEIGER STILL HAS IT, IMPACTS IN MLS
German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has shown the fans what made him a bull in games in Europe in his elite days.
He made his debut in the Major League Soccer (MLS) for his club Chicago Fire against Montreal Impact.
The player was snubbed by Jose Mourinho while he was at Manchester United. He refused to exit the side as Mourinho expected so the coach banished him to the reserves team. While making his debut in America after he finally decided to leave, he scored a goal in the 17th minute from close range.
Schweinsteiger was impressive in the game, playing full 90 minutes. The game eventually ended 2-2 at Toyota Park but it showed a glimpse of what the former Bayern Munich star could do. Schweinsteiger was voted the Man of the Match as the fans were thoroughly glad. His through pass to Luis Solignac late in the game was amazing. The dismissal of Juninho in the 70th minute affected the team but they managed to see the game through.
“It was a great feeling. Perfect cross from David [Accam] and the header. It was a good feeling at first, but I’m a little bit sad and not so happy that we couldn’t win the game,” the star said after the game.
Coach VeljkoPaunovic was glad that the 32-year old impressed and he added that the player would add quality to the team.
“To start the debut with a goal, it’s always something that we all dream of. Opening the game as we did with his goal was an important thing for the team,” he said.
Schweinsteiger thanked the fans after captivating them on a good note. His move to the MLS made attention after he made the decision despite United treating him poorly. A lot of Germans spoke against the ill-treatment. He retired in the international scene last August. He was supposed to exit alongside Lukas Podolski but the former Arsenal player pushed his to few weeks ago when he retired on a splendid note.