Xherdan Shaqiri joins Messi, Ronaldo in elite World Cup class
A quick trivia question: Which three players have scored in each of the last three FIFA Men’s World Cups?
2022 (CHICAGO FIRE): Played 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw against New England Revolution on Oct. 9 at SeatGeek Stadium...Played 87 minutes in the 3-2 loss against Charlotte FC on Sept. 17 at Soldier Field...Scored his fifth goal of the season and played 90 minutes in the 3-1 win against Inter Miami CF on Sept. 10 at SeatGeek Stadium...Entered in the 68th minute of the scoreless tie with the Columbus Crew on Sept. 3 at Lower.com Field...Entered in the 80th minute of the 0-0 tie with the New England Revolution on Aug. 31 at Gillette Stadium...Started and played 30 minutes in the 2-0 loss against CF Montreal on Aug. 27 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes in the 2-0 loss against NYCFC on Aug. 21 at SeatGeek Stadium...Had his 11th assist of the season in the 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union on Aug. 13 at Subaru Park in which he started and played 79 minutes...Was named to the MLS Team of the Week bench for his performance in the 3-2 win over Charlotte FC on August 6 at Bank of America Stadium...Played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with Atlanta United on July 30 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes and picked up his fourth goal of the season in the 3-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on July 23 at BC Place...Started and played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win against Seattle Sounders on July 16 at Soldier Field... Started and played 76 minutes in the 2-0 win against Toronto FC on July 13 at Soldier Field...Started and played 80 minutes in the 3-2 loss to the Columbus Crew on July 9 at Soldier Field, registering a second assist on Rafael Czichos’s goal...Started and played 62 minutes in the 2-1 loss against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 3 at PayPal Park...Played 90 minutes in the 1-0 win against the Philadelphia Union on June 29 at Soldier Field...Played 90 minutes, notching an assist on each of Chicago’s two goals in the 3-2 loss against Toronto FC on May 28 at BMO Field...Played 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss against New York City FC on May 22 at Citi Field...Played 90 minutes and scored his third goal of the season while assisting on Wyatt Omsberg’s goal in the 3-3 tie against New York Red Bulls on May 18 at Red Bull Arena...Played 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss against FC Cincinnati on May 14 at Soldier Field...Wore the captain’s armband and went the full 90 minutes, assisting on Chinonso Offor’s goal, in the 4-1 loss against Atlanta United on May 7 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium...Scored his second goal of the season and played 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss against New York Red Bulls on April 30 at Soldier Field...Returned to the starting lineup and played 82 minutes in the 3-0 loss against Minnesota United on April 23 at Allianz Field...Started and played 19 minutes before leaving the field with calf discomfort in the 0-0 tie with FC Dallas on April 2 at Soldier Field...Scored his first MLS goal and had an assist on each of the Fire’s other two goals in the 3-1 win against Sporting Kansas City on March 19 at Soldier Field...Went the full 90 minutes in the 2-0 win against D.C. United on March 12 at Audi Field, sending through the pass that resulted in Stanislav Ivanov’s goal in the 32nd minute...Played the full 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with Orlando City SC on March 5 at Soldier Field...Made his MLS debut and was named Heineken Man of the Match for his performance over 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie with Inter Miami CF on Feb. 26 at DRV PNK Stadium..
Chicago Fire FC acquired Switzerland National Team midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri via transfer from Olympique Lyonnais (Ligue 1, France). Shaqiri will occupy a Designated Player slot on the Fire’s roster, becoming the most expensive transfer signing in Club history. Since making his professional debut in 2009, he has made 421 appearances across all competitions, winning 17 major trophies during that stretch. Additionally, the attacking midfielder has earned 100 caps for Switzerland’s senior national team, featuring in three consecutive FIFA World Cups (2010, 2014, 2018) and back-to-back European Championships (2016, 2020).
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