Bastian Schweinsteiger has officially joined MLS side Chicago Fire from Manchester United, signing a one-year Designated Player deal for a guaranteed $4.5 million. In joining MLS, Germany legend Schweinsteiger officially becomes the 11th World Cup winner to become a part of the league. But who are the other 10?
Germany legend Lothar Matthaeus touched down in MLS in 2000 for the final throes of his long career. He only played 16 matches for the then-New York/New Jersey MetroStars before hanging up the boots for good.
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Branco - 1994 World Cup
Brazilian defender Branco was a real world traveler in his career, playing in his home country, Portugal, Italy and England before touching down for a short stint in MLS with the MetroStars in 1997. He played just 9 games for them before heading back to Brazil for his final year as a professional.
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Youri Djorkaeff - 1998 World Cup
Youri Djorkaeff was the first Frenchman to play in MLS, but his career wasn't quite as successful as the man who eventually came after him. He played for Red Bulls in 2005-06 making 45 appearances and scoring 12 goals, being named MVP in his first season, but was embroiled in controversy when he traveled home in the summer of 2006 for "an unexpected, serious family matter". He was then caught on camera spotted in the crowd with French fans at the World Cup quarterfinal match between France and Brazil. It didn't much matter, though, as Djorkaeff retired in October of 2006.
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Thierry Henry - 1998 World Cup
Youri Djorkaeff's teammate on the 1998 World Cup-winning France team, Thierry Henry joined the New York Red Bulls in 2010, quickly becoming one of the best imports in MLS history. He scored 51 goals in 122 goals for the side, winning the Eastern Conference title with the team in 2010, and the Supporters' Shield in 2013 before retiring in 2014.
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Denilson - 2002 World Cup
One of the trickiest players in soccer history, Denilson never really fully fulfilled his potential as a professional despite winning the World Cup. Denilson set a world record transfer fee with his move to Real Betis in 1998, but after his departure in 2005, he bounced all over the world. 2007 saw him land in MLS, and he played seven matches for FC Dallas before keeping it moving back to Brazil.
Kleberson - 2002 World Cup
Another Brazilian import, former Manchester United midfielder Kleberson joined up with the Philadelphia Union in 2013 on loan from Bahia. He lasted just 11 games before signing for NASL side Indy Eleven, then landing at the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
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Kaka - 2002 World Cup
Currently sidelined due to injury, Brazilian legend Kaka has been a member of MLS side Orlando City since 2014, where he remains to this day.
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Alessandro Nesta - 2006 World Cup
Italian defender Alessandro Nesta is known as one of the greatest defenders to have ever played the game. He spent nearly a decade at both Lazio and Milan before moving to MLS, where he played from 2012-2013 before ending his career in the Indian Super League. He now manages NASL side Miami FC.
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Andrea Pirlo - 2006 World Cup
In his third year in MLS, Andrea Pirlo joined up from Serie A side Juventus. At 37 years old, he's still commanding a place in New York City FC's midfield, but will likely retire following the end of htis season.
David Villa - 2010 World Cup
Probably MLS's greatest-ever import, Spanish striker David Villa is still banging in the goals. Since joining MLS in 2014, Villa has consistently been one of the league's top players, and with two goals in his first three games so far this season, it doesn't look like the 35-year-old is slowing down anytime soon.
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Bastian Schweinsteiger - 2014 World Cup
MLS's latest World Cup winner, Bastian Schweinsteiger's arrival at Chicago makes them just the third club he's ever played for in his career. The 32-year-old spent the bulk of his years at Bayern Munich before moving to Manchester United in 2015, and he will now likely close out his playing career in a Chicago Fire shirt.