Schmid, who touched the lives of hundreds of players in a record-setting coaching career, died on Christmas at the age of 65. Read the whole story
"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)
Here are some of the tributes to Schmid, who influenced generations of players and touched those he met. Read the whole story
1990 (4 players): Paul Caligiuri, Chris Henderson, Paul Krumpe, David Vanole.
1994 (5 players): Paul Caligiuri, Brad Friedel, Cobi Jones, Mike Lapper, Joe-Max Moore.
1998 (4 players): Brad Friedel, Frankie Hejduk, Cobi Jones, Joe-Max Moore.
2002 (5 players): Brad Friedel, Frankie Hejduk, Cobi Jones, Eddie Lewis, Joe-Max Moore.
2006 (3 players): Carlos Bocanegra, Jimmy Conrad, Eddie Lewis.
2010 (1 player): Carlos Bocanegra.
2014 (1 player): Nick Rimando.
Sigi Schmid (1953-2018) recounted his amazing career by appreciating, with love and humor, those who inspired and supported him, in this speech from 2015. Read the whole story
England Cameron Carter-Vickers, Swansea City/D2, 90 minutes (0-1 vs. Aston Villa)
-- Lyndon Gooch, Sunderland/D3, 81 minutes (1-0 vs. Bradford City)
-- Eric Lichaj, Hull City/D2, sub-1 minute (2-1 at Preston North End)
-- Tim Ream, Fulham, 90 minutes (1-1 vs. Wolves)
-- DeAndre Yedlin, Newcastle United, 90 minutes (0-4 at Liverpool)
Scotland Emerson Hyndman, Hibernian, 65 minutes (1-1 at Rangers)