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Bastian Schweinsteiger throws happiest first pitch at Cubs game, sings

People are acknowledging his existence again and he is overjoyed (Chicago Cubs/Twitter) Bastian Schweinsteiger is off to a wonderful start in Chicago. He’s scored two goals in his first five matches, people are making eye contact wit him, and the birds don’t stop singing just because he’s around. The good times continued when the world …

DT Exclusive: Bastian Schweinsteiger’s negotiations with the Chicago Fire

How a sad footballer ends up joining a sadder club (Bastian Schweinsteiger/Twitter) Bastian Schweinsteiger will join the Chicago Fire on a one-year deal after making just four appearances for Man United this season. The following is a transcript of Schweinsteiger’s negotiations with Chicago general manager Nelson Rodriguez. Rodriguez: Bastian, we would very much like to have …

Referees trade shoes during MLS match

In the 19th minute of a match between Real Salt Lake and the Chicago Fire, play was halted and two of the referee’s assistants met in the center circle and began taking off their shoes. This, needless to say, is a strange occurrence. Stranger still, the two men then put on each other’s shoes and …

Dallas’ Fabian Castillo had a rabona assist and it was incredible

https://www.youtube.com/embed/gVmFo_v7u8U I don’t think it’s possible to accurately explain what Fabian Castillo did to set up the first goal in Dallas’ 3–1 win over Chicago on Saturday, so just watch the video. I mean, he lobbed two defenders and then did a rabona pass to Max Urruti’s head. We’ve all seen people score goals with …

Didier Drogba scores backheels when he wants

https://www.youtube.com/embed/8gP545JHE1E Six minutes into his first appearance of the MLS season, Didier Drogba scored a 56th-minute backheel equalizer against Chicago. Drogba’s debut was delayed by his refusal to play on turf in order to preserve his 38-year-old knees and almost didn’t happen at all as considered retiring to join Guus Hiddink’s coaching staff at Chelsea …

Andrea Pirlo: Schrödinger’s Central Midfielder

By Sam (Simone Perolari) Pirlo’s effortless cool on the pitch tugs at MLS’s insecurities By Jake WaleriusPhoto: Simone Perolari[H]e strolled over to the flag to take his first corner of the match, hair impeccably coiffed, tan suspiciously even. The crowd called his name, expecting magic from the maestro. “Pirlo! Pirlo!” MLS is full of strange …