Thursday, March 17, 2011
Posted: 10:47 a.m.
The Fire announced that they have signed MLS SuperDraft selection Davis Paul. The University of California product, selected in the 3rd round of the MLS SuperDraft (51st overall), will be immediately added to the Fires roster.
Weve been pleased with Davis skill, effort and attitude on-and-off the field, said Fire Technical Director Frank Klopas. Davis is a creative player and a strong competitor with the ability to play up top and on the wing. We are excited about his future with the club.
The Fire will begin their 14th MLS season during First Kick week when they face FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park on Saturday. Catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet starting at 7:30 p.m.
Bastian Schweinsteiger's time with Manchester United wound down with him being essentially frozen out of the team for an extended period, but he was still happy to see his former teammates win a European trophy on Wednesday.
Man U beat Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League final in Stockholm. The win sealed a berth in next year's Champions League for the Red Devils.
Despite the way Schweinsteiger's tenure in England ended, the German midfielder has still said positive things about the club since leaving for the Chicago Fire in March. He tweeted out a good luck message to the team ahead of the final.
Paul Pogba scored in the first half and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored in the second half to seal United's win and the trophy to end a season that included a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.
Schweinsteiger didn't play in any Premier League matches this season, but his last appearance for the Manchester club was as a subtitute in the Europa League round of 32 at French club Saint-Etienne.
Training with the Fire on Wednesday kept him from watching the whole final, but he said he did watch what he could.
“I’m happy for United," Schweinsteiger said after the Fire's 2-1 win against Dallas. "I’m happy for them. They are a good team and I’m happy they can play in Champions League next year.”