Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid will become the first manager in the MLS to reach 400 matches as a coach. Over the years, Schmid has created numerous records. He has said that he is least concerned about the records he has created along the way. Schmid has managed the likes of LA Galaxy, Columbus Crew, and Seattle Sounders in his stellar career. He is also the leader when it comes to the most number of victories achieved amongst MLS managers. Schmid also has won the MLS cup twice – in 2002 and 2008 – in his career.
Schmid has said that he is not surprised by the milestone of 400 matches having joined the league in its third season. He played for the likes of San Jose earthquakes and Galaxy during his playing days. He entered into the league as a manager only in 1999 after admitting that he knew he would get his chance one day. Schmid has said that his longevity is not a credit only to him, but also to his players as well because they have been a key part of his success over the years.
Seattle Sounders, though, have made a poor start to the new season. They are currently seventh in the table outside the play-off positions. Their form needs to improve dramatically in order to have a good end to the season.
“I feel very honored to get to 400 and to be the first one to get there. I would like it to be many, many more and I would like a few more titles along the way. You always feel confident you could do a good job. For me, it was just a matter of wanting to have the opportunity to prove myself at that level, as well,” said the manager after the win over DC United.