What They're Saying: Brian Schmetzer

“It was a sad day, for sure. Lots of memories. Just unfortunate retail is so hard these days. [But] the lessons I took from watching my parents live their dream inspired me to be an entrepreneur with my construction company and develop life skills I use today. I’m so happy [the store was] part of fabric of the soccer scene.”

-- Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer after Sporthaus Schmetzer, the family soccer store that was started by his father Walter in 1974 and became an institution in the Seattle area as soccer took off in the 1970s, closed on Dec. 3. (The Frank MacDonald Blog)
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