Schweinsteiger re-signs with Chicago Fire for 2018

The Chicago Fire has managed to hold onto Bastian Schweinsteiger, re-signing the midfielder for another season.

Bastian Schweinsteiger is heading back to Chicago for another campaign.   -  Twitter @BSchweinsteiger

Former Germany international Bastian Schweinsteiger is returning to the Chicago Fire in 2018, the MLS club announced.

Schweinsteiger, 33, joined Chicago in March last year after a stint at Manchester United.

The midfielder played 26 games for the Fire, which finished third in the Eastern Conference before losing in the first round of the play-offs.

Schweinsteiger is heading back to Chicago for another campaign, it was announced on Wednesday.

"I am very happy to re-sign with the Chicago Fire, and to continue what we started in 2017," he said.

"Last year was a special moment for my career, but it felt incomplete without a trophy. But I am sure we can create another memorable season with the support of our great fans.

"I love this city, this sport, and winning, so I look forward to another season with the Fire as we progress to hopefully another level of success."

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