How he joined the club: Acquired from Manchester United as a Designated Player on March 21, 2017.
2019 (CHICAGO FIRE): Recorded his 28th start on September 21 in the Fire's 0-0 draw with FC Cincinnati ... Recorded his 27th start on September 14 in the Fire's 4-0 win over FC Dallas ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 1-1 draw with Columbus Crew SC on August 31 ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on August 17 ... Awarded Man of the Match for his goal and assist in the Fire's 3-2 win over the Montreal Impact on August 10 ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on August 3 ... Recorded a start in the Fire's 0-0 draw against D.C. United on July 27 ... Recorded an appearance in a 2-0 loss against Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup on July 23 ... Donned the Captain's armband on July 20 in the Fire's 2-0 loss against the Philadelphia Union ... Recorded his 20th start of the season in the Fire's 2-2 draw against Columbus Crew SC on July 17 ... Recorded his 19th start of the season in a 2-1 loss against FC Cincinnati on July 13 ... Recorded his 14th start of the season in a 2-0 loss against Atlanta United FC on June 1 ... Recorded his first assist of the season in a 5-0 win against the New England Revolution on May 8 ... Recorded his 10th start of the season on May 4 in a 0-0 draw against Los Angeles FC ... Led the team in passes (95) for a second straight match on April 28 in a 1-0 loss against the Montreal Impact ... Led the team in passes (75) on April 24 in a 1-0 loss against New York City FC, where he played the full 90 minutes of the match ... Recorded his seventh start of the season on April 20 in a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rapids ... Recorded his sixth start of the season in a 1-1 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on April 12, where his efforts earned him MLS Team of the Week Honors for Week 7 ... Made his fifth start of the season in a 2-2 tie against Toronto FC on April 6 ... Received MLS Team of the Week Honors on April 1 ... Made his fourth consecutive start of the season in a 1-0 win against the New York Red Bulls on March 30, playing the full 90 minutes ... Made his third consecutive start of the season in a 4-2 loss against Seattle Sounders FC on March 16, playing the full 90 minutes in the match … Made his second start of the season on March 9 in a 1-1 draw against Orlando City ... Played the full 90 minutes of the match ... Made his season debut as a starter in a 2-1 loss on March 2 against the LA Galaxy … Played the full 90 minutes of the match.
2018 (CHICAGO FIRE): Made 31 appearances and 30 starts in first full season with the Fire … Tallied four goals and led the team with six assists … Team’s leading chance creator (43) in the attacking end, while also boasting team-highs in touches (2,494), duels won (195) and tackles won (47) … Named the Fire’s Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the year for the 2018 season … Won the Chicago Fire Goal of the Year award for a strike from distance against Real Salt Lake on Aug. 4 … Re-signed as a Designated Player on Nov. 28 for the 2019 MLS season.
2017 (CHICAGO FIRE): Recorded three goals and six assists in his first season with the Club … The German midfielder became the ninth Fire player in club history to score in his league debut, scoring the first goal in a 2-2 draw vs. MTL on Apr. 1 … He scored again and added an assist two games later, a 3-0 win vs. NE on Apr. 15 … The Fire were unbeaten in its first three matches after Schweinsteiger joined the Club … Schweinsteiger was named to the MLS All-Star Game at Soldier Field on Aug. 2 where he captained the home side for the first half versus Real Madrid … MLS Cup Playoffs: Recorded an appearance in the Fire’s 4-0 loss vs. NY on Oct. 25.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Schweinsteiger joined the Fire after compiling 70 goals and 103 assists in 535 first team games during his 15-year club career … He signed his first professional contract in December of 2002, joining FC Bayern Munich after spending four years in their youth system … Schweinsteiger remained with the Bavarian side for 13 years before his move to Manchester United in July of 2015 ...
INTERNATIONAL CAREER (GERMANY): He has appeared 121 times for the German National Team, including 20 total appearances in FIFA World Cup play across the 2006 and 2010 competitions (both third-place German finishes) as well as Germany’s cup-winning run in the 2014 tournament … He has additionally represented Die Mannschaft in four consecutive editions of the UEFA European Championship, tallying 18 total appearances in the tournament from 2004-16, which includes a runner-up medal from the 2008 competition … Was named captain of the national team following Phillip Lahm’s retirement in late 2014 … Retired from international play in July of 2016.