I thought MLS had moved past this. Signing over the hill European players for big money contracts? Wasn’t the way forward the signing of younger, up-and-coming stars like Giovani dos Santos and Sebastian Giovinco ?
Well it seems that the Chicago FIre did not get the memo, as the have just signed Manchester United reserve Bastian Schweinsteiger to a one-year designated player contract that guarantees him $4.5 million in 2017 and includes a mutual option for at least one more year.
That salary makes the World Cup winner one of the 10 highest-paid players in MLS this season.