Sigi Schmid

Major League Soccer

Around The Forest: FC Dallas’ Kellyn Acosta could end up in Europe this summer

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Valeri in the All-Star skill competition, Sigi Schmid cautiously optimistic, USWNT beat Brazil and more!

Portland:

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Less than 24 hours after notching a goal and an assist for the Portland Timbers, midfielder Diego Valeri stood over his team's final penalty in Sunday's MLS Skills Challenge presented by FIFA 18.

MLS Week 21: A Look Ahead

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Oh, what a week it's been for Major League Soccer.

All of the headlines this week have come off the field, as a big shift occurred in both conferences with the playoff race ready to heat up.

Sporting Kansas City traded Dom Dwyer to Orlando City for a massive sum of allocation money and then all hell broke loose on the LA soccer scene.

MLS transfer rumors, Galaxy hire Schmid, LAFC hires Bob Bradley: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/28/17

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Blake injury news, two new coaches in LA, and new from across the Atlantic.

Philadelphia Union News

Even on a record-setting night, Sapong's goal was the least of his Union contributions
On a night when C.J. Sapong hit double-digit goals for the first time in his seven-year MLS career, it was probably his contribution in other areas that propelled the Union to a 3-0 home win against Columbus.

With dueling coaching hires, the battle between LAFC and LA Galaxy is on

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The news dropped like dueling sledgehammers on Wednesday morning: First, the LA Galaxy announced that they had fired manager Curt Onalfo and replaced him with Sigi Schmid.

Then, not two hours later, the Galaxy’s new cross-town rivals answered. LAFC announced that it had landed former U.

A Rash of Uniteds: D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 23 September 2016

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Did you know the collective noun for a group of Uniteds is a rash?

Next week is the 29th anniversary of the release of Strangeways, Here We Come. Can you believe it?

D.C. United "An Opponent That Never Gives Up" | Orlando City Soccer Club: True this.

Pride Pub: Orlando City at D.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/20/16

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These are the links you're looking for.

Philadelphia Union News

Sapong's striking problems loomed large in Union's loss
It's been the elephant in the room: CJ Sapong has been in a long slump.

Vote Chris Pontius in AT&T Goal of the Week
At least there's Chris Pontius, whose goal was nominated for MLS Goal of the Week, go vote!

Sigi Schmid could be coaching again as soon as 2017

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Former Sounders coach has apparently already interviewed for Atlanta United position.

As expected, it hasn't taken long for Sigi Schmid's name to start surfacing among MLS teams looking for head coaches. Last week, Schmid's name was mentioned as one of five coaches currently being considered by Minnesota United.

Seattle Sounders at New York Red Bulls: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match fourtneen

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FS1 has coverage starting at 4:30 PM Pacific. It is also on Spanish radio (El Rey 1360) with English radio on KIRO 97.3 FM Seattle.

Sigi Schmid's 500th MLS game is a road trip out to Harrison, New Jersey to face the New York Red Bulls. Like the Sounders, Red Bull has seven losses and a draw.

Seattle Sounders

Sigi Schmid begins Galaxy tenure with draw against Sounders

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There was a different vibe in Los Angeles on Saturday night as all eyes were on Sigi Schmid as he made his return to the league's sidelines.

The two-time MLS Cup champion started his tenure in neutral fashion, commanding his Galaxy side to a 0-0 draw against a familiar and visiting Seattle Sounders at StubHub Center.

Some Soccer News for Jul 27, 2017

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It's Day 208 of 2017.


2 HUGE moves in the City of Angels professional soccer coaching ranks today!

1) Out goes Onalfo. In comes Schmid.
  • LA Galaxy fired head coach Curt Onalfo today and rehired their former coach Sigi Schmid.
  • And you won't believe who LA plays this Saturday in Schmid's first game?

Scouting Report: De-mystifying Sporting KC

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There's no magic in these former wizards, only out of control brooms

Who You'll Watch

The Seattle Sounders will be playing their second game in four days when they travel to Children's Mercy Park to take on Sporting Kansas City. This is the first of of two regular season meetings and the only one that will take place in Kansas City this year.

Forecasting 2017, by the numbers

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The best of times; the worst of times.

The Seattle Sounders were not chasing the 2016 MLS Cup when the team parted ways with Sigi Schmid in July — at least neither players nor management could have reasonably expected, at the time, to win the league championship. Midseason coaching changes have a long and dismal history.

Brian Schmetzer has interim tag removed

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Schmetzer has amassed a 10-2-4 record since taking over in July.

Brian Schmetzer is here to stay.

The Seattle Sounders front office announced today they were officially removing the interim tag from Schmetzer's title. That will continue a remarkable level of coaching stability, as he and Sigi Schmid are the only two head coaches this organization has had since 2002.

“Big picture” the focus for Andreas Ivanschitz

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The Austrian midfielder is pleased to have found a steady role under Brian Schmetzer

Since Brian Schmetzer took over as head coach of the Seattle Sounders in July, the team has improved in numerous areas on both sides of the ball. Under Sigi Schmid, there was a distinct lack of creativity, and much of the blame fell to Austrian midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz, who was bought by the club last summer for his crossing ability and dangerous set pieces.

Sigi Schmid speaks on Sounders departure, Dempsey relationship

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Several weeks after seeing his tenure with the Seattle Sounders come to an end, Sigi Schmid has addressed his departure from the club.

The long-time Sounders manager talked to ESPNabout his relationship with players for the first time since his release from the club last month, particularly relating to star striker Clint Dempsey.

The game that sparked the fall of Seattle Sounders and Sigi Schmid

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Sigi Schmid finally met his end on Tuesday, fired after seven-and-a-half seasons in Seattle with his Sounders 21 points behind Western Conference-leading FC Dallas, ten points below the red line, and just one point out of last place.

It was a position that even a manager of Schmid's stature couldn't survive – especially not after Seattle failed to register a single shot until the 88th minute on Saturday against Sporting Kansas City in an unforgivably indifferent 3-0 loss.

The game that sparked the fall of Seattle Sounders and Sigi Schmid

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Sigi Schmid finally met his end on Tuesday, fired after seven-and-a-half seasons in Seattle with his Sounders 21 points behind Western Conference-leading FC Dallas, ten points below the red line, and just one point out of last place.

It was a position that even a manager of Schmid's stature couldn't survive – especially not after Seattle failed to register a single shot until the 88th minute on Saturday against Sporting Kansas City in an unforgivably indifferent 3-0 loss.

¡Se va Schmid!

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•El único entrenador que han tenido los Sounders •Brian Schmetzer toma las riendas •La peor temporada de los Sounders desde el 2009 Sus dias estaban contados. No es ninguna sorpresa entonces que al final de esta mañana se diera a conocer la ¨separación mutua¨ de Sigi SCHMID y los Seattle Sounders.

Sounders fire head coach Sigi Schmid

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The Seattle Sounders have only known one head coach since joining MLS in 2009, however, that is about the change.

On Tuesday, the Sounders announced that the club has mutually agreed to part ways with head coach Sigi Schmid after spending the last eight seasons with the Western Conference side.

The SBI View: Sounders should part ways with Sigi Schmid

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The Seattle Sounders are supposed to be competing for a championship, not the first round pick in the 2017 MLS Draft.

Yet it is the latter scenario that the Sounders frustratingly find themselves in through nearly two-thirds of the season.

Following red card, Schmid says Dempsey is targeted by opposition

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Clint Dempsey is a competitive guy, one who consistently brings a fiery personality to the field inevery game he plays. Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid has seen that personality first-hand for nearly three years, and believes opposing teams are doing their best to take advantage of it.

Sounders' season-long scoring woes continue in loss to Red Bulls

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The Seattle Sounders might havetheir share ofattacking talent, but their scoring woes refuse to go away.

The Sounders suffered their latest loss in their return from MLS's brief summer break, as they were blanked, 2-0, on the road againstthe New York Red Bulls on Sunday night.

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Sounders at LA Galaxy, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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ESPN is carrying the 7 PM match. Watch with us.

With Brian Schmetzer facing Sigi Schmid for the first time since LA blew out the A-League Sounders 5-1 in the 2002 US Open Cup the Saturday night match on ESPN will bump the LA Galaxy versus Seattle Sounders rivalry up just another notch. LA is already the measuring stick to which all teams in the league are appraised, but their 2017 is bad.

Jordan Morris and Clint Dempsey will travel to Los Angeles

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In-form Sounders may fit one or more of their Gold Cup stars into starting XI against Galaxy

TUKWILA, Wash. — Just two days after the USMNT's epic win over Jamaica in the Gold Cup final--courtesy of Jordan Morris' late winner—the Seattle Sounders' US internationals returned to training with the club ahead of Saturday's away match against the LA Galaxy.

Sounders’ game plan against Galaxy not affected by Sigi Schmid hiring

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It may fan the rivalry flames a bit, but it doesn't change how the Sounders want to play.

The news that Sigi Schmid was named head coach of the LA Galaxy may have surprised Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer as he planned for this weekend's match at the StubHub Center, but he stressed that it doesn't change how he wants his team to play.

Where the Union stand

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We are three weeks into the MLS season. What fate lays in store for the Philadelphia Union?

Major Link Soccer: Javier Morales says goodbye to Real Salt Lake

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The MLS veteran doesn't say what he'll do next. Minnesota United wants Sigi Schmid (what expansion team wouldn't?). Kim Little is hanging out with little kids and dragons.

Seattle

Kendall Fletcher, playing in the W-League in Australia this season for Western Sydney Wanderers, is taking on the role of veteran guide for the young Americans on the squad with her, thanks to her experience moving between leagues around the world.

Notes from the end-of-the-season presser, more news

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Roster moves, votes of confidence, and the benefits of formation consistency were some of the highlights from Wednesday's press conference. More news.

MLS- LA Galaxy

Galaxy, LAFC signal start of battle for Los Angeles with big-name coaching hires

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The two Los Angeles soccer teams were in need of new beginnings.

One was obvious. It's hard to have anything but a new beginning when your team literally doesn't exist yet. Los Angeles FC has to face the uphill climb that weighs down any expansion team, even with all of the promised resources and glamor that are seemingly on the way.

Report: Galaxy fire Curt Onlafo, hire Sigi Schmid

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The LA Galaxy reportedly made a massive change on Thursday, firing the club's head coach and replacing him with an MLS coaching legend.

According to the LA Times, the Galaxy have fired head coach Curt Onalfo just 20 games into his first season on the job.

Sporting Kansas City

Epic comebacks are cool, but not needing them is cooler

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Sounders are digging themselves too many holes.

Even in the context of what has already been a pretty wild season, the Seattle Sounders' literally historic come-from-behind win over D.C. United on Wednesday was off the charts. Through roughly 50 minutes, the Sounders played about as badly as they ever had before.

Vermes Signs Extension with Sporting KC

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Sporting KC's major announcement today wasn't especially sexy, or really overly surprising, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a major announcement for the club. Sporting today announced that they had extended the contract of head coach and technical director, Peter Vermes through the 2019 season. Vermes' contract was set to expire after this upcoming 2017 season and with rumored interest from clubs and countries both within the US and reportedly internationally, KC sought to lock Vermes up to a longer deal.

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Tyrone Mears is season’s latest redemption story

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His play on Sunday is a huge reason Sounders are moving forward

The postseason is virtually built for redemptions stories. Whether it be for teams or players, they have a chance to turn a season's worth of struggles on their head and make everyone forget it ever happened.

The Seattle Sounders seem to be taking this to an extreme.

Sounders vs. New York Red Bulls: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"We've got to score goals. It's a matter of continuing to go to the practice ground, continue to work on our finishing, but a lot of it is just the confidence of the players." -Sigi Schmid

In a match full of golden chances for the Seattle Sounders, their opponents were the ones who made their shots count.

Philadelphia Union

“Two points dropped”: recaps and reaction to Union draw with DC, BSFC draws with Charlotte, league results, more

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Recaps and reaction to Saturday's draw. BSFC draws with Charlotte to end homestand. USWNT tops France. League results. OC's Walsh named PDL MVP. More.

Union sign Jones as Homegrown, locals at US Youth Soccer championships, more

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Jones first homegrown to to take "Path to the Pros" through Union Academy, Bethlehem, to the Union. Other Union news and more.

The Rest

The Union should look for smoother sailing In Sigi Schmid

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Forget everything you think you think about Jim Curtin. Sigi Schmid is looking for his next coaching gig.

This isn't an emotional response to the inexcusable performance on Sunday. This isn't about being anti-Curtin. This isn't about the downward direction of this season's club. I'm not ignoring the loss of Maurice Edu and Vincent Nogueira as bona fide reasons for mediocrity.

Sigi Schmid to join ESPN as studio analyst

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Schmid will be in the studio the next two weekends, but is still looking for a coaching job.

After his "mutual parting of ways" with the Sounders in July, former head coach Sigi Schmid has laid fairly low as he searches for the next step in his career. It seems he found that next step, even if it's a short-term one: as an in-studio analyst, first for ESPN's MLS coverage this weekend, and then for the league's streaming coverage of the last day of the regular season.

Reports: Atlanta United in talks with Gerardo Martino, Sigi Schmid for coaching job

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Atlanta United has reportedly begun their search for a head coach and reports are linking the MLS expansion team with two high-profile candidates.

ESPN is reporting that the 2017 expansion side are in talks with former Argentina and Barcelona manager Gerardo 'Tata' Martino as well as former Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid to take over as head coach for their inaugural season.