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Video Bastian Schweinsteiger joins David Accam's Chicago Fires

David Accam will be playing alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger who on Monday agreed to join Chicago Fires in the Major Soccer League (MLS)

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Manchester United have agreed to let midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger join MLS side Chicago Fire.

Schweinsteiger, 32, comes to Chicago as only the second reigning World Cup champion to move to MLS.

He could join coach Veljko Paunovic’s team by the middle of next week, depending on his P1 visa application and a physical.

“We’re adding someone who has won at every level, including the very highest levels, and has done so in a way that is consistent with our values,” Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez said.

READ MORE: Mourinho says midfielder staying at United

“We as a club will now be forced to hold ourselves to a higher standard, an accountability level.

Previously, I think we could satisfy ourselves with what is known domestically. Now we need to rise to a standard that is set more internationally.

”Ghanaian international David Accam been Chicago Fires best player for the past two seasons and the presence of the German Bastian Schweinsteiger will complement his effort.


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