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Philadelphia Union

News roundup: McCarthy healthy again, Lloyd and Morgan set to face off, and (a lot) more

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McCarthy healthy, Medunjanin productive, Bedoya under pressure, Schweinsteiger exceeding expectations, and the rest of the day's news.

Union lose to DC, Schweinsteiger debut, European recap: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/2/17

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Tough loss for the Union, read all about it in today's links.

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D.C. United 2, Philadelphia Union 1: Instant recap and player ratings survey
CJ Sapong was able to breathe some life into the Union's attack, but in the end it was not enough.

Derrick Jones named IBX Live Fearless Player of the Month for March
In the Union's season opener against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Jones was named to the starting XI.

Manchester United

Schweinsteiger ‘sad’ after goalscoring Chicago debut

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Chicago (AFP) – Bastian Schweinsteiger launched his Major League Soccer career with a debut goal on Saturday but was left unsatisfied after Chicago Fire’s 2-2 draw with Montreal Impact.

The former Germany, Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder headed home from close range after 17 minutes to give Chicago a 1-0 lead over the Canadian club.

Mourinho regrets Schweinsteiger treatment

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has issued a heartfelt apology to Bastian Schweinsteiger for the manner in which he brought about the German star’s departure from Manchester United.

Schweinsteiger finally left Old Trafford this week, signing a deal with the MLS side Chicago Fire after failing to secure regular first team football under Mourinho.

Schweinsteiger eager to start MLS career

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Chicago (AFP) – German star Bastian Schweinsteiger said he is ready to make an immediate start to his Major League Soccer career with Chicago Fire at a formal presentation before journalists here Wednesday.

The 32-year-old former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder told reporters he was available to make his debut in Chicago’s clash with Montreal Impact this Saturday if selected.

Schweinsteiger: United fans are special

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has today confirmed that he is leaving Manchester United and is set to move to the MLS to play for Chicago Fire. Once he has passed the medical and been given a visa, he will leave United.

The German's career at Old Trafford essentially ended when Jose Mourinho was appointed, even if the midfielder did go on to make a surprise four appearances this season, having previously been made to train with the Reserves.

Schweinsteiger signs for Chicago Fire: Man Utd

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Chicago (AFP) – Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed for Major League Soccer side the Chicago Fire from Premier League giants Manchester United, the English club confirmed on Tuesday.

Schweinsteiger, a key member of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning team, heads to the United States after an unhappy stint with Manchester United, where he has been frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho.

Schweinsteiger signs for Chicago Fire: report

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Chicago (AFP) – Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed for Major League Soccer side the Chicago Fire, the Chicago Tribune reported on Monday.

Schweinsteiger, a key member of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning team, heads to the United States after an unhappy stint with Manchester United, where he has been frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho.

Schweinsteiger added to Manchester United Europa squad

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London (AFP) Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has been added to Manchester United's Europa League squad after fighting his way back into the first-team picture at Old Trafford.

Schweinsteiger, 32, was frozen out following Jose Mourinho's arrival as manager last year and was even written off as an asset in the club's accounts.

Former outcast Schweinsteiger scores as United cruise

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Headers from Marouane Fellaini and Chris Smalling, and second half efforts from Henrkih Mkhitaryan and Bastian Schweinsteiger ensured holders Manchester United enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 fourth round FA Cup victory against Wigan on Sunday.

For German World Cup winner Schweinsteiger it was a rare sweet moment since Jose Mourinho took over he banished him at one point to train away from the first team before welcoming him back into the fold at the end of October scoring on his first start in 385 days.

Former outcast Schweinsteiger scores as United cruise

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Headers from Marouane Fellaini and Chris Smalling, and second half efforts from Henrkih Mkhitaryan and Bastian Schweinsteiger ensured holders Manchester United enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 fourth round FA Cup victory against Wigan on Sunday.

For German World Cup winner Schweinsteiger it was a rare sweet moment since Jose Mourinho took over he banished him at one point to train away from the first team before welcoming him back into the fold at the end of October scoring on his first start in 385 days.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs Wigan

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Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Fellaini, Schweinsteiger, Mkhitaryan, Mata, Martial, Rooney.

Subs: Pereira, Blind, Tuanzebe, Herrera, Young, Ibrahimovic, Rashford.

4-2-3-1 – Confirmed Manchester United Team To Face Wigan – Schweinsteiger In

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Manchester United have revealed their squad for Sunday's FA Cup fourth round clash against Wigan Athletic.

First choice goalkeeper David De Gea has been rested entirely with Sergio Romero set to take his place in the starting line-up with Joel Pereira on the bench.

Elsewhere Timothy Fosu-Mensah could get some game time while Eric Bailly has also been included after returning from Africa Cup of Nations duty following Ivory Coast's elimination.

Jose Mourinho offers Manchester United lifeline to Schweinsteiger

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jose Mourinho has hinted that Bastian Schweinsteiger could stay at Manchester United beyond January because his contract makes him "the powerful one".

The former Germany captain, 32, was frozen out by Mourinho and forced to train away from the first team earlier this season.

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Schweinsteiger returns to Man Utd bench

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Bastian Schweinsteiger made a surprise return to the Manchester United bench for Sunday's Premier League home game against West Ham United, having previously been frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho.

The 32-year-old former Germany captain has not played a minute since Mourinho was appointed manager in pre-season.

Schweinsteiger returns to Man Utd bench

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Bastian Schweinsteiger made a surprise return to the Manchester United bench for Sunday's Premier League home game against West Ham United, having previously been frozen out by manager Jose Mourinho.

The 32-year-old former Germany captain has not played a minute since Mourinho was appointed manager in pre-season.

Man Utd end Schweinsteiger exile

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw hailed Bastian Schweinsteiger's return to first-team training after the former Germany midfielder's exile came to an end on Monday.

The 32-year-old has not featured since United manager Jose Mourinho's pre-season arrival and was written off as an asset in the club's financial results for the year ending June 30, 2016.

Man Utd end Schweinsteiger exile

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw hailed Bastian Schweinsteiger's return to first-team training after the former Germany midfielder's exile came to an end on Monday.

The 32-year-old has not featured since United manager Jose Mourinho's pre-season arrival and was written off as an asset in the club's financial results for the year ending June 30, 2016.

Man Utd end Schweinsteiger’s first-team exile

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United brought former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger back in from the cold by recalling the midfielder to first-team training on Monday.

The 32-year-old has not been on the field for even a minute of United senior action since Jose Mourinho was appointed manager of the Old Trafford club in pre-season.

Man Utd end Schweinsteiger’s first-team exile

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United brought former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger back in from the cold by recalling the midfielder to first-team training on Monday.

The 32-year-old has not been on the field for even a minute of United senior action since Jose Mourinho was appointed manager of the Old Trafford club in pre-season.

Manchester United write off £6.7m Schweinsteiger

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London (AFP) Manchester United have written off Bastian Schweinsteiger as an "exceptional" multi-million item in their latest published accounts, even though the Germany international has been sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho.

The 32-year-old joined United from Bayern Munich before the start of last season when former manager Louis van Gaal was still in charge at Old Trafford.

Manchester United write off £6.7m Schweinsteiger

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London (AFP) Manchester United have written off Bastian Schweinsteiger as an "exceptional" multi-million item in their latest published accounts, even though the Germany international has been sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho.

The 32-year-old joined United from Bayern Munich before the start of last season when former manager Louis van Gaal was still in charge at Old Trafford.

Schweinsteiger left out of United’s Euro squad

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London (AFP) Out of favour Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been left out of the club's squad for the Europa League group stage.

Schweinsteiger has reportedly been forced to train with United's reserves this season as new boss Jose Mourinho looks to sell the German World Cup winner.

Friday Kickoff: Messi, Schweinsteiger, Gabigol and more

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Despite scoring a vital goal on Thursday, Lionel Messi's status is in doubt for Argentina, while Bastian Schweinsteiger is a part of the Manchester United squad following the close of the transfer window

Lionel Messi is questionable for Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Venezuela due to a groin injury.

Schweinsteiger is back as Germany start with win

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Paris (AFP) Bastian Schweinsteiger had time for three touches of the ball and scored with one as world champions Germany started their European Championship campaign with a 2-0 win over Ukraine.

The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder came on in the 90th minute and quickly put away a perfect pass from Mesut Ozil for the deciding goal.

Schweinsteiger is back as Germany start with win

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Paris (AFP) Bastian Schweinsteiger had time for three touches of the ball and scored with one as world champions Germany started their European Championship campaign with a 2-0 win over Ukraine.

The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder came on in the 90th minute and quickly put away a perfect pass from Mesut Ozil for the deciding goal.

EURO 2016 Preview: How important is Schweinsteiger to Germany?

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Manchester United fans were delighted when Bastian Schweinsteiger signed from Bayern Munich. He didn't have the best season though and when international duty with Germany ended his season in March, supporters weren't best pleased.

Having not played for United for months, he's now fit enough to play for Germany at the Euros.

Loew waits on Schweinsteiger, Hummels for Euro opener

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Gelsenkirchen (Germany) (AFP) Germany coach Joachim Loew says his priority is getting captain Bastian Schweinsteiger and key defender Mats Hummels fit for Euro 2016, following Saturday's 2-0 confidence-boosting friendly win over Hungary.

Schweinsteiger played the last 23 minutes in Gelsenkirchen after three months sidelined by a torn medial knee ligament, while Hummels is out with a calf tear.

Loew waits on Schweinsteiger, Hummels for Euro opener

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Gelsenkirchen (Germany) (AFP) Germany coach Joachim Loew says his priority is getting captain Bastian Schweinsteiger and key defender Mats Hummels fit for Euro 2016, following Saturday's 2-0 confidence-boosting friendly win over Hungary.

Schweinsteiger played the last 23 minutes in Gelsenkirchen after three months sidelined by a torn medial knee ligament, while Hummels is out with a calf tear.

Germany’s Schweinsteiger has doubts for Euro 2016 opener

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Gelsenkirchen (Germany) (AFP) Bastian Schweinsteiger admits he is unlikely to play Germany's opening Euro 2016 match in eight days' time after making his comeback from three months out in Saturday's 2-0 win over Hungary.

A first-half own-goal by Hungary defender Adam Lang and a second from Thomas Mueller in Gelsenkirchen gave the Germans a confidence boost before their opening match against Ukraine a week on Sunday at the European Championship.

Germany’s Schweinsteiger has doubts for Euro 2016 opener

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Gelsenkirchen (Germany) (AFP) Bastian Schweinsteiger admits he is unlikely to play Germany's opening Euro 2016 match in eight days' time after making his comeback from three months out in Saturday's 2-0 win over Hungary.

A first-half own-goal by Hungary defender Adam Lang and a second from Thomas Mueller in Gelsenkirchen gave the Germans a confidence boost before their opening match against Ukraine a week on Sunday at the European Championship.

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Red Bull boss rules out a New York move for Schweinsteiger

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Berlin (AFP) A potential transfer for Manchester United-reject Bastian Schweinsteiger to Red Bull New York has been ruled out by the club's head of global soccer, according to a report on Saturday.

"Bastian Schweinsteiger is a great player with a great career. But there have been no conversations, he isn't and will not be a topic for us," Red Bull's Oliver Mintzlaff told German daily Bild.

Schweinsteiger seals German win over Ukraine

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Lille (France) (AFP) World champions Germany were bailed out by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as goals by Shkodran Mustafi and Bastian Schweinsteiger secured a 2-0 win over Ukraine in their Euro 2016 opener in Lille.

Valencia defender Mustafi powered home the opener from Toni Kroos's free-kick after just 19 minutes of Sunday's game.

Schweinsteiger seals German win over Ukraine

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Lille (France) (AFP) World champions Germany were bailed out by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as goals by Shkodran Mustafi and Bastian Schweinsteiger secured a 2-0 win over Ukraine in their Euro 2016 opener in Lille.

Valencia defender Mustafi powered home the opener from Toni Kroos's free-kick after just 19 minutes of Sunday's game.

Switzerland banking on Xhaka at Euro 2016

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Zurich (AFP) Granit Xhaka's transfer to Arsenal for a fee reported to be about 40 million euros means there is pressure on the Swiss midfielder to prove his worth at the European Championship finals.

Despite being just 23, the rising star has been capped 41 times, with former Swiss national coach Ottmar Hitzfeld branding Xhaka a "young (Bastian) Schweinsteiger," in a widely quoted comparison to the German football great.

Switzerland banking on Xhaka at Euro 2016

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Zurich (AFP) Granit Xhaka's transfer to Arsenal for a fee reported to be about 40 million euros means there is pressure on the Swiss midfielder to prove his worth at the European Championship finals.

Despite being just 23, the rising star has been capped 41 times, with former Swiss national coach Ottmar Hitzfeld branding Xhaka a "young (Bastian) Schweinsteiger," in a widely quoted comparison to the German football great.

The Rest

Major Link Soccer: Zlatan to MLS, again

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Schweinsteiger is suggesting Ibra join him in the US and a Monaco teenager is worth £110m

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Salaries are out!!! If you ever wanted to know what players are making this year and what you should ask a raise, you have that info now. Every team has a surprise or something to glean from the information dump.

Nikolic, Schweinsteiger Lead Evisceration of Revs

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The Chicago Fire extended their unbeaten run to three matches on the heels of a dominant 3:0 victory over the New England Revolution at Toyota Park on Saturday. The Fire treated the Revs the way a dog treats a fire hydrant, and made them like it. Nemanja Nikolic scored twice to complement Bastian Schweinsteiger's opener, as the Fire climbed to third place in the MLS Eastern Conference.

VIDEO: Schweinsteiger scores for Germany

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Bastian Schweinsteiger came off the bench for Germany to score a goal to make it 2-0 against Ukraine.