Swiss Chicago Fire star Xherdan Shaqiri attended an NBA game where he received a personalized Chicago Bulls jersey. The 30-year-old winger only recently joined Major League Soccer (MLS) from France’s Olympique Lyonnais.
Shaqiri took to social media to post a picture of himself wearing a personalized Chicago Bulls jersey with his name and the number 23. It’s worth mentioning that the Bulls’ number 23 jersey was made iconic by the legend of the NBAMichael Jordan.
The image of the same can be seen below:
Xherdan Shaqiri left Liverpool to join Lyon in the summer of 2021 after a disappointing three-year spell at Anfield. However, the Swiss international was on the move again in February after being allowed to leave Ligue 1 to join the Chicago Fire.
The 30-year-old winger arrived in Chicago for a fee of around $7.5 million, making him the most expensive signing in club history, ahead of the 2022 season. The former Bayern star Munich is one of the team’s “designated players”. He was also given the number 10 jersey.
Xherdan Shaqiri has scored just once for the Chicago Fire this season
Although he became a highly regarded player, Xherdan Shaqiri started his life slowly in the United States of America. The Swiss star has featured in all five MLS games this season so far. However, he only scored once for his new club.
The 30-year-old winger scored the second goal in the Chicago Fire’s 3-1 win over Kansas City last month. It should be mentioned that the star player has played the full 90 minutes in the first four MLS games of the new season.
However, he was substituted off the pitch in the 19th minute during the Fire’s game against FC Dallas at the weekend. According to the Chicago Sunday Times, the winger suffered a sprained calf.
Shaqiri started the game wearing the captain’s armband after club captain Rafael Czichos missed the game with a foot injury.
Chicago Fire, meanwhile, got off to an undefeated start to their 2022 MLS campaign. The Illinois-based side won two games and drew in their first five games of the season, picking up nine points.
The Chicago Fire are fourth in the Eastern Conference, four points behind the Philadelphia Union leader.