As an American soccer fan, this video of an oblivious reporter quite confidently asking Bastian Schweinsteiger, new to MLS’s Chicago Fire, whether Chicago can be expected to win the goddamn World Cup is almost too painful to sit through.
Three years ago, Bastian Schweinsteger was on top of the soccer world. He was starting for the best club and national teams in the world, winning the Champions League for Bayern Munich in 2013 and the World Cup for Germany in 2014. The do-it-all midfielder won eight Bundesliga titles with Bayern and seven DFB-Pokals,…
On left side of the picture above, we have Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany captain and Manchester United midfielder. On the right is “Bastian,” a Chinese toy company’s newest Nazi soldier in its WWII collection. You can probably understand why the real Bastian is a little upset.
Here's Rooney's 90th minute dive that earned Bastian Schweinsteiger a second yellow, and a suspension for next week's Champions League second leg.