Bastian Schweinsteiger scores on Chicago Fire debut

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Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates his debut goal - Getty Images North America

Bastian Schweinsteiger scored on his Major League Soccer debut, but it was not enough to inspire his new side Chicago Fire to victory in a 2-2 draw with Montreal Impact.

The midfielder, signed last week to great fanfare from Manchester United, marked his arrival in style by powering home a header from a right-wing cross from David Accam.

Matteo Mancosu equalised for the visitors in the 61st minute.

Both sides were then reduced to 10 men, Chicago's Juninho seeing red for a second booking in the 71st minute and Montreal's Victor Cabrera sent off 10 minutes from time for bringing down Luis Solignac, the Argentinian having been played through on goal by the influential Schweinsteiger.

The German volleyed narrowly wide from a corner as he looked to inspire his new side to victory, but instead they fell behind as Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla struck in the 90th minute.

Bastian Schweinsteiger left United to join Chicago Fire

But there was still time for Solignac to rifle in an equaliser to ensure Schweinsteiger did not start his American adventure on a losing note.

Columbus Crew headed to the top of the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 win over the previously undefeated Orlando City.

Justin Meram's brace was enough to help the Crew take their points tally to 10 from their opening five games.

Erick Torres' hat-trick for Houston Dynamo inspired a 4-1 thumping of New York Red Bulls.

Former Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger scored on his MLS debut

New York took the lead through Bradley Wright-Phillips, but that was as good as it got as Dylan Remick levelled before Torres stole the show.

Patrick Vieira's New York City FC were 2-1 winners against the San Jose Quakers thanks to substitute Tommy McNamara's second-half strike.

DC United broke their duck for the season, scoring their first goals, in a 2-1 win over Philadelphia Union while Christian Ramirez's double helped Minnesota United to a 4-2 success over Real Salt Lake City, the same score by which Vancouver White Caps downed LA Galaxy.

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