David Falk has followed soccer in the Puget Sound region since 1974. This blog covers Sounders FC, local college soccer, Seattle Wolves FC, Tacoma Tide FC and Kitsap Pumas. Send tips or comments to: goalseattle@gmail.com
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Seattle Soccer Examiner

Seattle Soccer Examiner

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Schmetzer constructs a winning coaching career

Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer is getting more attention these days with the looming search for a Sounders FC Major League Soccer head coach. Brian is Seattle soccer through and through, having played for the NASL Sounders, FC Seattle and coaching the current club to three finals appearances and two championships.

The 2008 Seattle Sounders USL-1 season has presented its own challenges to the gaffer. He's had to juggle and encourage a smaller roster that has battled injuries all season long.

Schmetzer is featured in two recent internet articles. www.Sounders FC.com has 10 Questions with Brian Schmetzer and 10 More Questions with Brian Schmetzer.

Fan site www.SoccerSeattleStyle.com has a lengthy interview with Schmetzer divided into parts one and two.

Schmetzer prepares his starting line-up for the USOC match v. Hollywood United.
(David Falk)

"I am an old guy and I am old school and I know that nothing in life is guaranteed. I certainly would love to have the job of coaching the Sounders FC in their inaugural season. Again, however, I am smart enough to know that nothing in life guaranteed. I certainly would love to have the new coaching job and I think I could do it. I know a number of MLS head coaches like Preki, Fernando, and Sigi Schmidt. I’ve talked with Sigi Schmidt numerous times in my coaching career. I have met with him and talked about coaching soccer. We have sat at home and talked with each other over coffee and I got a lot of good coaching advice."

---Schmetzer in his Soccer Seattle Style interview.

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