Chicago Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez has called keeping Designated Player Bastian Schweinsteiger at the club for the 2018 season is "a priority."
Schweinsteiter, 33, left Manchester United to sign a one-year deal with the Fire in March.
His contract contains a mutual option for next season. And Rodriguez, speaking to reporters this week, said he is optimistic the 2014 World Cup winner will return.
"We remain optimistic that Basti and we will reach a mutually satisfactory agreement...