Brian Sandalow is a sports contributor at the Chicago Sun-Times.
A week after leaving the Fire’s Sept. 17 game because of a persistent quadriceps problem, Shaqiri played twice in four days for Switzerland.
The Fire’s 3-2 loss to Charlotte FC officially ended their postseason hopes and came after they built a 2-0 lead.
The Fire currently play at Soldier Field, where they are a secondary tenant behind the Bears.
Jhon Duran scored twice and Xherdan Shaqiri also connected, but the Fire are still last in the league with 31 goals.
In July, Mansueto said he’d like to bring back Heitz as sporting director. Mansueto needs to reconsider.