After having a whirlwind of a week where he faced some unique questions, new Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger wasted little time getting to work in MLS.

It only took him 17 minutes but the former German National Team captain got on the end of this David Accam cross and scored his first goal in his MLS debut against the Montreal Impact.

Seemed pretty standard for the 32-year-old. The Chicago Fire signed Schweinsteiger to a ____ in order to turn around a colossally bad run in which they finished with the worst record the past two seasons and haven’t made the playoffs since 2012. And when you consider that most teams make the playoffs and MLS has arguably the most parity in any professional league in sports, five years without making the playoffs can be an eternity.

If this is any indication, Bastian Schweinsteiger may actually get them to the playoffs.

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