Bastian Schweinsteiger Comical moment midfielder was asked if he can win World Cup for MLS club

Americans' little knowledge about football was evident as Scheweinsteiger was unveiled as a Chicaco Fire player.

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Veljko Paunovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger play Bastian Schweinsteiger was stunned when he was asked if he can win the World Cup for MLS side Chicago Fire (AP)
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Veteran midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was stunned when he was asked if he can win a ‘World Cup’ for his new MLS club, Chicago Fire.


Football (soccer as it is called in the United States of America) is largely still an unknown sport and their little knowledge on the game in the country showed itself as Schweinsteiger was presented as a Chicago Fire player.

Before answering the question, the press officer stepped in to rephrase the question to focus on the MLS Cup instead of the World Cup.

"Not the World Cup, we as a club do not play the World Cup, so let's shift the attention to the MLS Cup," Chicago Fire media officer said.

Bastian Schweinsteiger play Bastian Schweinsteiger in Chicago Fire training (EPA)

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Having just concluded his move to Chicago Fire from Manchester United, the 32-year-old I ready to make his debut as soon as possible.

A lot. I am 32 years old. I am ready, but of course, I need more training sessions to have the right rhythm, to be where I want to see myself,” he said. 

Bastian Schweinsteiger play Bastian Schweinsteiger has been unveiled as a Chicago Fire player (GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File)

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My head is more than 100 percent. I feel quite comfortable. The session was pretty intense today [Wednesday] and I could do it, so that was good.

“I was preparing before I came here and, of course, I need some more days on the training pitch but I feel I am ready whenever the coach needs me.

Chicago Fire next face Montreal Impact at Toyota Park on Sunday, April 1.

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