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.
The Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid has admitted that he knew before the LA Galaxy match that some of his choices for the starting line-up will be criticised after the match. Seattle Sounders were taking on LA Galaxy in the crunch match, but they were defeated 3-0 in the most embarrassing manner. After the match, the Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid said that he knew that his choices would be criticised if things did not go to plan. However, he has said that he is the first man when it comes to criticising if things do not go according to plan.
Seattle Sounders are extremely poor in the match against LA Galaxy, and the manager Sigi Schmid acknowledged this fact. He has said that the team was extremely good outside the 18 yard box, but when it came to the opportunities and creating chances inside the box, they were extremely poor. He has said that analysing something from the hindsight is extremely easy. Sigi Schmid did not utilise the star striker Eddie Johnson for most of the match. He has said that one of the reasons for it was due to the fact that he did not want to risk the player getting injured once again.
“I’m the kind of coach where the first guy I look at is myself. I look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘Is there something, maybe, I would’ve done differently? Would I have maybe made a different sub?’ I run all those things through my mind. It’s easy to sit here and say, ‘No, I would’ve started exactly the same.’ I’m probably leaning toward that,” Schmid said after the match. The team will be facing LA Galaxy in the next match after just a gap of seven days when Schmid will be hoping for a better performance.