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Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs. Bastian Schweinsteiger MLS match-up a rare meeting of soccer royalty

Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs. Bastian Schweinsteiger MLS match-up a rare meeting of soccer royalty

Nelson Rodriguez has spent his entire adult life in soccer so it’s not often a question about the game finds him without an answer. Yet the Chicago Fire’s president and general manager was stumped Friday when asked if he had seen anything like this weekend’s match-up between the Fire’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and the Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Schweinsteiger, the former German national team star, is the clean-cut, humble boy next door who is both a World Cup and Champions League winner. Ibrahimovic, the Swedish yin to Schweinsteiger’s yang, is the loud, boastful guy from the other side of the tracks who has won everything but a World Cup or Champions League crown.

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