Football: Bastian Schweinsteiger 'sad' after goalscoring Chicago debut

Bastian Schweinsteiger acknowledges the crowd before taking a corner kick in the second half against the Montreal Impact during an MLS match at Toyota Park on April 1, 2017.
Bastian Schweinsteiger acknowledges the crowd before taking a corner kick in the second half against the Montreal Impact during an MLS match at Toyota Park on April 1, 2017. PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

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.

But Chicago were forced to settle for a point after Montreal hit back with two goals of their own before Fire grabbed a stoppage-time equaliser.

"It was a good feeling but I'm a little bit sad and not so happy that we couldn't win the game," Schweinsteiger told reporters after the game. "We can improve. We had good chances actually. We have to finish a little bit better."