Former Germany international Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to remain in the United States for a longer period after extending his contract with Chicago Fire. He agreed to push up his stay by another year to remain at Chicago Fire for an extra season.

He joined the club from Manchester United last year but has gone on to feature in 24 games. He has scored three times since joining the MLS side. He says he remains committed to helping the club win silverware.

“I am very happy to resign with the Chicago Fire, and to continue what we started in 2017. Last year was a special moment for my career, but it felt incomplete without a trophy.”

The former German Bundesliga star says he hopes to recreate another memorable season with the club. The general manager of Chicago Fire Nelson Rodriguez has said that Schweinsteiger is a key part of his team and the club’s plans to win a second ever MLS Cup. They have been waiting for two decades now and the former Bayern Munich man is one that is capable of helping such dream turn reality.

“It was a priority to re-sign Bastian and we’re pleased that he will remain with the club. He’s a proven winner who was an integral part of our success in 2017. Bastian’s talent combined with his character and qualities off the field are vital to our squad as we continue to build a championship program,” Rodriguez added.

The celebrated European stars is expected to still play two or three seasons before retiring from the sport permanently.