Since moving to the United States and joining the Chicago Fire earlier this year, Bastian Schweinsteiger has slowly become more and more acquainted with some of the peculiarities of Major League Soccer. The retired German international can check off another box now— running afoul of the DisCo.
The league’s Disciplinary Committee released their list of retroactive sanctions yesterday. Among the punishments handed down was an undisclosed fine against Basti. The fine relates to an incident in the 70th minute of the Fire’s 2-1 win over the New England Revolution. The DisCo did not get into the particulars of the incident but did indicate that Schweinsteiger made improper contact with an opponent’s face, head, or neck.
The amounts of fines in MLS are generally not made public. Hot Time understands that these fines are generally in the neighborhood of $500-1000. Fine amounts are scaled toward non-DP players. (The league minimum salary is $53,000 per year, which puts a wide swath of MLS players on an equivalent pay scale as public school teachers.)
In other words, Basti probably isn’t going to miss that money.