I have no words - simply devastated. I have no career without this man. My heart goes out to his family - RIP - https://t.co/F2udd8sTpq— Eric Wynalda (@EricWynalda) December 26, 2018
I can't find the words to express my gratitude to Sigi Schmid. He truly & fully believed in me as a player and as a person. It was hard to gain his trust, but if you did, you had it forever! I'd like to think I did just that...I'll miss my MLS father, I'll miss you Sig! #RIPSigi— Alejandro Moreno (@AleMorenoESPN) December 27, 2018
Keep the Schmid Family in your thoughts and prayers.— herculez gomez (@herculezg) December 27, 2018
Forever grateful for the opportunities Sigi gave my family and I... @ussoccer owes you a debt of gratitude.
You will be missed, but not forgotten.
RIP my friend.
Very sad and devastated for this news. Sigi was a great coach and even better person.He was like a father to me,he believed in me,trusted me and stuck with me for many years. His legacy will always be present, my condolences go to the whole Schmid family.Thankscoach foreverything pic.twitter.com/XZxAsCABd3— Osvaldo Alonso (@OzzieAlonso) December 27, 2018
Sigi believed in me when most others had given up. His successful career and unwavering passion for the game will remain unrivaled. My deepest condolences to his entire and extended family. You are missed dearly Sig pic.twitter.com/AqDKZ6l2vI— Stefan Frei (@Stefan24Frei) December 27, 2018
So sad 2hear the news about Sigi. A true pioneer of American soccer, fantastic coach, friend and all around great man. There’s so many that carved out amazing careers on/off the pitch because of this man. He believed in me & gave me my shot. Thoughts & prayers 2 the Schmid family— Nick Rimando (@NickRimando) December 27, 2018
Glad I got to see him this year when they came in town to play Houston. When my oldest Bella was born, this cheerleading outfit was a gift from Sigi and Val. Bella insisted on putting it on today. #RIPSigi pic.twitter.com/VbanShLcf0— Diego Bocanegra (@Diego13Boca) December 27, 2018
RIP Sigi. I remember a day at #Crew96 practice, 2007 or 08, I had one of my kids with me and in no time Sigi and the kid were in a spirited argument about the top 10 German national players of all time. Sigi listened, returned fire and on it went for 20 minutes. Respect.— Michael Arace (@MichaelArace1) December 27, 2018
Sigi was the greatest. Knowing him was a privilege. He meant so much to the #SoundersFC and the soccer community. Man all these words sound so empty right now. I’m really at a loss. Horrible horrible news https://t.co/zYhLvhc6xe— Drew Carey (@DrewFromTV) December 27, 2018
Gutted to hear such terrible news :( Sigi was such a great coach but an even better person. I will forever be grateful for the opportunities he gave me. My deepest condolences go to the Schmid family. #ripsigi— Alex Mendez (@aleexm21) December 27, 2018