‘If only she knew,’ wrote Fire’s assistant coach Eric Gehrig (Picture: Eric Gehrig)
Unless you’re David Beckham , life as a footballer in North America can pass by without much attention.
Just ask Robbie Keane .
When attending an LA Lakers game with Becks and Russell Brand back in 2012, the then-Galaxy forward and Republic of Ireland international posed for a photograph with some young fans.
Unfortunately for him, when that snap was uploaded by a picture agency, the caption that accompanied it said: ‘Soccer player David Beckham and actor Russell Brand post for a photo with unidentified fans…’
And now it looks as though a similar fate has befallen Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Schweinsteiger was asked if he thought Chicago Fire could win the World Cup (Picture: Getty Images)
First he was asked by a seemingly clueless reporter at his unveiling if Chicago Fire could hope to win the World Cup during his time at the club.
And North America’s reputation for ‘soccer’ ignorance has been done no favours this week after a fan in Toronto, where the Fire play on Saturday, asked the former Germany international for a photo.
Except she didn’t want a photo with him, she asked him to take a picture of her with the rest of his Fire teammates.
‘If only she knew…’ wrote assistant coach Eric Gehrig as he posted the photo to Twitter.