NEW YORK(Wednesday, July 26, 2017) – Major League Soccer today announced that Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been voted captain of the MLS All-Stars following the annual fan Snapchat vote . Schweinsteiger will wear the captain’s armband as the best in MLS face Spanish giants Real Madrid in the 2017 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target next Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Soldier Field in Chicago (8:30 p.m. ET, FS1, Univision, TSN, TVA Sports).
Schweinsteiger has played a crucial part in the Fire’s resurgence this season, tallying five assists and two goals in 16 matches thus far in his first MLS campaign. The former Bayern Munich and Manchester United star has helped the Fire to a current second-place position in the Eastern Conference standings, two points behind Toronto FC, and Chicago is one of only four teams still boasting an unbeaten home record this season at 9-0-1.
Tickets to the 2017 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target are available via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Click here for more information about the Chicago Fire All-Star Plan and All-Star Group 2-Pack or call the Fire at (888) MLS-FIRE.
A full list of fan activities around Chicago leading up to the game, please visit, www.MLSsoccer.com/ASG.