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Blackhawks’ Brendan Perlini finally meets Fire’s Bastian Schweinsteiger

Perlini attended the Chicago doubleheader this past weekend.

Brendan Perlini (@bubzp11)

Blackhawks winger Brendan Perlini, who is English, and a supporter for Manchester United — one of Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger’s former teams — missed out on meeting the German legend at the United Center in March.

Schweinsteiger has developed a friendship this year with Blackhawks winger Dominik Kahun, who won silver in hockey for Germany at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and has attended a few home games, but Perlini wasn’t able to meet with him.

Schweinsteiger extended an offer for Perlini to attend a Fire game in a story by Scott Powers of The Athletic, and Perlini took him up on his offer last weekend at Seat Geek Stadium in Bridgeview.

The Fire defeated the Rapids 4-1 before the NWSL’s Red Stars played to a thrilling 4-4 draw against the Portland Thorns.

Schweinsteiger expressed his appreciation for Perlini attended the match in a tweet Tuesday night with a picture of the two holding a signed kit with Perlini’s No. 11 on the back, saying “Thanks for coming out this weekend Brendan, good luck next season!”