Fernandez scores twice in Timbers’ 3-2 win over Fire
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brian Fernandez scored twice and the Portland Timbers held off Chicago 3-2 on Wednesday night with the Fire playing a man down for 60 minutes of the match.
Omar Browne scores in MLS debut, Impact beat Fire 1-0
MONTREAL (AP) — Omar Browne scored in the 83rd minute in his Major League Soccer debut to help the Montreal Impact beat the Chicago Fire 1-0 Sunday.
Fire re-sign Schweinsteiger as designated player for 2019
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Fire have re-signed Bastian Schweinsteiger as a designated player for 2019, keeping the German star for at least one more season.
The team announced the deal on Wednesday. Schweinsteiger earned $6.1 million last season, according to the MLS players union.
In a statement, Schweinsteiger insists Chicago can win a championship and says "let's raise a trophy."
Daniel Lovita scores in 90th, Impact edge Fire 2-1
MONTREAL (AP) — Daniel Lovitz scored in the 90th minute to give the Montreal Impact a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.
Lovita volleyed a bouncing shot into the left side of the net off Saphir Taider's volley.
Ignacio Piatti also scored to help Montreal (10-13-3) end a four-game winless streak and extend Chicago's losing streak to eight.
Kreilach scores twice, Real Salt Lake beats Fire 2-1
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Damir Kreilach scored twice and Real Salt Lake beat Chicago 2-1 on Saturday night for the Fire's sixth consecutive loss.
Kreilach cut inside the defender on his run to finish Joao Plata's cross from close range, capping the scoring for RSL (10-9-4) in the 75th minute. Kreilach opened the scoring in first-half stoppage time with a header on Jefferson Savarino's cross.
Bastian Schweinsteiger hammered a shot from 30 yards out to tie it at 1 in the 48th minute for the Fire (6-13-5).
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — David Accam scored in the 95th minute, and Cory Burke had two goals to help the Philadelphia Union beat the Chicago Fire 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Accam dribbled through a pair of Chicago defenders and sent home a right-footed shot just inside the left post for his first goal of the season. His game-winner came a minute after the Fire appeared to have salvaged a draw with Bastian Schweinsteiger heading home Diego Campos' corner.
Former World Cup and current Major League Soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger says Germany's willingness to overhaul its development program nearly 20 years ago helped his country win the 2014 World Cup and reclaim its place as a soccer superpower.
In an interview from Russia, "PodcastOne Sports Now" co-host Jim Litke tries to convince the Chicago Fire midfielder to let his young son grow up in the States and play for U.S. national team someday.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Teal Bunbury scored his ninth goal of the season to lift the New England Revolution to a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.
New England (6-4-4) is unbeaten in its last four games and has just one loss in its last six.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Alan Gordon broke a tie in the 82nd minute and the Chicago Fire beat Orlando City 2-1 on Saturday night.
Gordon settled Bastian Schweinsteiger's cross with a couple of touches at 25 yards from goal and fired a rocket into the upper right corner past goalkeeper Joe Bendik's outstretched hand.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco has taken over as Major League Soccer's highest-paid player, and new LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic earns a relatively modest $1.5 million.
TORONTO (AP) — Alan Gordon scored the equalizer in second-half injury time, and the Chicago Fire rallied for a 2-2 draw against Toronto FC on Saturday.
Bastian Schweinsteiger had the other goal for the Fire. Jonathan Osorio and Victor Vazquez scored for Toronto.
With Chicago trailing 2-0, Schweinsteiger's header off Diego Campos' corner kick got past Alex Bono in the 69th minute.
Gordon put home the rebound off Schweinsteiger's shot to pull the Fire even in the dying seconds.
Fire snap 4-game skid with 2-2 draw against Timbers
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Vincent had a goal and an assist and the Chicago Fire tied the Portland Timbers 2-2 on Saturday.
Vincent headed down Bastian Schweinsteiger's deep diagonal cross to cap the scoring in the 84th minute for the Fire (0-2-1). The result snapped Chicago's four-game losing streak stretching back to last season.
Sebastian Blanco headed home Andres Flores' cross from the middle of the 18-yard box to give the Timbers (0-2-2) the 2-1 lead in the 55th minute.
Ibson, Nicholson score, Minnesota United tops Fire 2-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ibson scored his first MLS goal in the second half, Sam Nicholson added another 11 minutes later and Minnesota United beat the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Saturday in its home opener.
Sporting KC avoids collapse, beats Fire 4-3
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Felipe Gutierrez scored twice and Sporting Kansas City rallied with two late goals to beat the Chicago Fire 4-3 on Saturday night.
Gutierrez capped the scoring for Sporting (1-1-0) in the 86th minute, finishing Daniel Salloi's back-heel flip. Jimmy Medranda tied it at 3-all three minutes earlier with a left-footed blast.
Just 8 Americans among top 25 MLS jerseys, topped by Morris
NEW YORK (AP) — Just eight Americans are among the 25 best-selling Major League Soccer jerseys, led by Seattle forward Jordan Morris in fourth.
Atlanta midfielder Miguel Almiron leads the list, the league said Friday, followed by Chicago midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, Atlanta forward Josef Martinez, Morris and New York City forward David Villa.
Jonathan Dos Santos earning $2M, Guzan $400K, Senderos $242K
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos has a $2 million salary with the LA Galaxy, where he joined brother Giovani this summer,
Atlanta goalkeeper Brad Guzan has a $340,000 base salary and is earning $400,000 including a prorated share of compensation not specified to a specific year, according to an updated list released Thursday by the MLS Players Union.
Villa, Nikolic score as NYCFC and Fire play to 1-1 draw
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — David Villa tied it in the 43rd minute with his 20th goal of the season and New York City FC held on for a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.
Villa settled Maximiliano Moralez's chip pass at the top of the box and maneuvered to his right around goalkeeper Matt Lampson for the finish.
Schweinsteiger lifts Fire past 10-man Impact, 1-0
MONTREAL (AP) — Bastian Schweinsteiger scored in the second half and the Chicago Fire beat the 10-man Montreal Impact 1-0 on Saturday for its first win in five games.
Montreal was left short-handed when defender Deian Boldor, making his Impact debut, was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Schweinsteiger in the 50th minute.
Schweinsteiger lifts Fire past 10-man Impact, 1-0
MONTREAL (AP) — Bastian Schweinsteiger scored in the second half and the Chicago Fire beat the 10-man Montreal Impact 1-0 on Saturday night.
Schweinsteiger scored his third goal in a Chicago uniform to help the Fire (13-9-5) snap a four-game losing streak.
Montreal (10-10-6) was left shorth-handed when defender Deian Boldor, making his Impact debut, was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Schweinsteiger in the 50th minute.
BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois (AP) — Nemanja Nikolic scored two early goals, pushing his MLS-leading total to 16, and the Chicago Fire beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-0 on Saturday to take the Eastern Conference lead.
The Fire has won four straight and are unbeaten in their last 10 as it surged past Toronto FC into the Conference lead.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — David Accam had his first MLS hat trick and added an assist to help the Chicago Fire beat Orlando City for the first time in league play, 4-0 on Saturday night.
Accam scored twice in the opening eight minutes, the first coming in the third minute off a cross from Matt Polster. In the eighth, he got behind the defense after a long pass from Bastian Schweinsteiger and easily scored.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Nemanja Nikolic and David Accam scored in the opening 10 minutes and the Chicago Fire beat FC Dallas 2-1 on Thursday night.
Chicago (7-3-3) extended its winning streak to four games to match the second-longest run in club history. FC Dallas (5-2-4) has lost two straight after a fast start.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Nemanja Nikolic scored two goals and the Chicago Fire beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game winless streak.
Nikolic has eight goals this season, tied with Houston's Erick Torres for most in MLS.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Orlando's Kaka is Major League Soccer's highest-paid player for the third straight season, just ahead of Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco, and German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has a $5.4 million salary in his first year with the Chicago Fire.
Toronto FC tops Chicago Fire 3-1
TORONTO (AP) — Sebastian Giovinco scored twice and Toronto FC defeated the Chicago Fire 3-1 on Friday night, handing German star Bastian Schweinsteiger his first loss in Major League Soccer.
Giovinco upped his season goal total to three, punctuating the victory with a free kick to the top corner in the 82nd minute.
A goal away from a hat trick, he was not happy to be taken off in the 84th minute, slapping a stanchion as he headed to the dressing room.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Bastian Schweinsteiger scored in his MLS debut, Luis Solignac scored in second-half stoppage time, and the Chicago Fire tied the Montreal Impact 2-2 on Saturday.
Schweinsteiger, a World Cup winner with Germany, was acquired from Manchester United on March 21st after the 32-year-old struggled to replicate the highs of his Bayern Munich career.
"I was not nervous, but I was looking forward to play football," he said after his Fire debut.
Mourinho has regrets about how he treated Schweinsteiger
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho mistreated Bastian Schweinsteiger, and said Friday he regrets it.
Mourinho let the 32-year-old German midfielder join the Chicago Fire this week, bringing an end to his brief spell at Old Trafford.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger is leaving Manchester United to join the Chicago Fire.
The Major League Soccer team is signing a midfielder in the twilight of his career who struggled to make an impact after joining United in 2015.
Bayern captain Philipp Lahm on verge of 500th appearance
BERLIN (AP) — After overcoming an injury scare this week, Philipp Lahm is set to make his 500th appearance for Bayern Munich.
Lahm limped off after getting a knock to his knee in a training session on Monday, but the 33-year-old defender was given the all-clear shortly afterward.
"Everything's in order," Lahm said Wednesday.
On Saturday at home against Schalke, the World Cup winner can equal the mark of 500 appearances set by former teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Mourinho offers Schweinsteiger ray of light at Man United
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Bastian Schweinsteiger might still have a future at Manchester United.
It seemed the former Germany captain would be on his way out of Old Trafford in January when he was told to train away from the first-team squad for the first few months of the season, and even written off as an asset in United's published accounts in September.
Mourinho explains decision to recall Schweinsteiger
ISTANBUL (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Bastian Schweinsteiger is back training with the first-team squad partly so the midfielder can improve his condition ahead of a potential departure in the January transfer window.
The former Germany captain has not featured for United this season under Mourinho, and has been training away from the senior squad.
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer named Germany captain
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been named captain of the national team, replacing the retired Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Germany coach Joachim Loew announced his decision Thursday, one day after Schweinsteiger played his last match in a 2-0 friendly win over Finland.
Tears for Schweinsteiger in last game for Germany
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bastian Schweinsteiger captained Germany for the last time in a 2-0 friendly victory over Finland on Wednesday, receiving an emotional send-off to cap a 12-year international career that included the 2014 World Cup title.
3 Olympic silver medalists named in Germany squad
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Three of the Olympic silver-medal team were called up by Germany on Friday for the friendly against Finland and the World Cup qualifier against Norway.
The three include Hoffenheim defender Niklas Suele, who is making his national team debut. The others are midfielders Julian Brandt of Bayer Leverkusen and Max Meyer of Schalke.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger announced Friday that he is retiring from international football after making 120 appearances over 12 years.
"I have just asked the coach not to nominate me anymore for the national team because I would like to step back," the 31-year-old Schweinsteiger said on Twitter.
"We achieved something historic and emotional in winning the World Cup title in 2014, something that can't be repeated in my career. That's why...
BERLIN (AP) — German soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger has tied the knot with Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic.
Photos of the couple in Venice, Italy, had stirred talk that they were getting married.
On Wednesday, the 31-year-old Manchester United player posted a picture of himself and his bride with the words "Mr. & Mrs. (heart)" on Twitter.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Bastian Schweinsteiger barely put a foot wrong in the first half of Germany's European Championship semifinal against France. It was his hand that got him and his team into trouble.
Battling for position with Patrice Evra at a corner in first-half stoppage time of Thursday's match, Schweinsteiger's raised arm and hand made contact with the ball and referee Nicola Rizzoli pointed to the spot. The 31-year-old Germany captain could only look on as...