Gotta See It: Schweinsteiger goes unrecognized by fan requesting photo

World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger is leaving Manchester United to join Chicago Fire, it was announced Tuesday March 21, 2017. (Jon Super, File/AP)

Bastian Schweinsteiger is new to life in Major League Soccer, so you can hardly blame him if he’s still adjusting to the particular quirks of playing in North America.

The German soccer legend, who joined Chicago Fire in March, got a taste of what life is like for the rest of us on Thursday when his team arrived at the airport.

A fan requested a photo with members of the Fire, and Schweinsteiger ended up playing cameraman. The result was documented by Chicago assistant coach Eric Gehrig.

Lest fans think that Schweinsteiger was unintentionally slighted in Chicago, the midfielder’s new home, Gehrig clarified on Twitter:

Fellow MLSer and former Toronto FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei even chimed in:

Chicago (3-1-2) is in town to face TFC (1-1-4) on Friday. Since joining the Fire, Schweinsteiger has tallied two goals and an assist in three starts.

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