What They're Saying: Juergen Klinsmann

“He was an amazing family person and his love for soccer was endless. He was like an encyclopedia. He formed soccer in this country like no one else over the last 30 years, at UCLA, in the college world, or by building the success and foundation of the Galaxy, the Columbus Crew and the Seattle Sounders. His brain was always going 200 mph. He was such a giver. Sigi leaves us far too early. People like him are very rare in this world: straightforward, giver, passionate, endlessly dedicated to his mission and to his family.”

-- Former U.S. men's national team coach Juergen Klinsmann on the late Sigi Schmid with whom he was close, sharing an understanding of Swabian, the local dialect from southern Germany, where both were born. (Los Angeles Times)
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