MLS Review: Minnesota finally win, Schweinsteiger scores on debut

Bastian Schweinsteiger #31 of Chicago Fire is congratulated by David Accam #11 and Joao Meira #66 after scoring a goal in the first half against the Montreal Impact during an MLS match at Toyota Park on April 1, 2017 in Bridgeview, Illinois.

The retired Germany global completed a move to the Major League Soccer outfit after the World Cup victor struggled to tie down a regular starting spot in Mourinho's first team.

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.

Schweinsteiger went the full 90 minutes despite a recent lack of game action amid trying to get settled in the USA, but he said he was happy with his fitness level.

"It was the last thing I told him before I left - "I was not right with you once, I have to be right to you now".

"I feel sorry for the first period, I told him". I had to let him go and now publicly we wish him and his wife a very happy life in Chicago. "It's very important that we have a good atmosphere at home, and I was very happy how it was today".

The former Germany worldwide said his "dream came true" when he was able to force his way back into contention and play under Mourinho.

After moving there from Bayern Munich not even two years ago, he struggled with injury towards the end of his first (and only) full season at Old Trafford.

"He's in the category of players that I feel sorry for something that I did to him", Mourinho said this week. "I was prepared. The training here was good", he said.

"I feel alright. 90 minutes was okay, at some moments I was a little bit exhausted, but I stepped up and wanted to push for the draw and for victory".

  • Joey Payne