Sounders Get Their Man

Sounders Get Their Man

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 16, 2008
  • 4 Comments
  • Coaching Hires, Rob Warzycha, Sigi Schmid

That’s right, expansion side Seattle Sounders FC get their man Sigi Schmid to be their first head coach.

We believe Sigi is a perfect fit for what Sounders FC sought in hiring its first head coach,” said Sounders FC Majority Owner Joe Roth. “Sigi is a proven champion in this league and beyond, with an extensive and impressive coaching resume, and a track record for getting the most out of his teams. We believe that with Sigi Schmid as our coach, we have the best possible chance to succeed from the outset. He is the only coach to have led two MLS teams to the championship. We plan on being the third.”

The love continued on from everyone else in attendance so I won’t bog you down with quotes that say the same thing over and over again.

With Schmid on board you have to really wonder what shape this club will continue to take on here. The expansion draft seemed to have his foot print on it and you can bet the SuperDraft will go even beyond that. My biggest question is though, will they keep that number one pick or trade it away like San Jose did a year ago? Time will tell.

As for the Crew, I look for them to announce Rob Warzycha as their next head coach any day now.

  • soundersfan

    Is Sigi really this emotional? I don't remember any of that from when he was at Columbus

  • soundersfan

    Is Sigi really this emotional? I don’t remember any of that from when he was at Columbus

  • Stuart

    Yes, Sigi is that emotional, and it swings both ways. I remember when Columbus beat LA for the Crew's Open Cup win, and Sigi was out of control with the refs. A few times in Columbus he did show his soft side.

  • Stuart

    Yes, Sigi is that emotional, and it swings both ways. I remember when Columbus beat LA for the Crew’s Open Cup win, and Sigi was out of control with the refs. A few times in Columbus he did show his soft side.