With the drumbeat of questions over the performance of Seattle Sounders FC growing louder by the day, the club finally pulled the trigger and “mutually” got rid of Schmid today before they fired him.
Here’s the curated Twitter reaction:
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) July 26, 2016
Siggi Schmid has 8 consecutive winning seasons since 08, & was by far longest serving coach of any #MLS expansion team in lg history.
— Adrian Healey (@AdrianHealey) July 26, 2016
ECS would like to thank Sigi Schmid for leading the Sounders to 7 straight playoffs, 4 US Open Cups and the 2014 Supporters’ Shield. #EBFG
— EmeraldCitySupporter (@WeAreECS) July 26, 2016
I always love "mutually agreed" whenever a coach is fired. Sounds better than "security escorted him out"
— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) July 26, 2016
Garth Lagerway was named @SoundersFC GM in Jan. 2015. In essence, his job really starts today.
— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) July 26, 2016
End of an era. Sigi Schmid is out at Seattle. Big decision looms for next hire – Bruce Arena at end of the year?
— Stuart Holden (@stuholden) July 26, 2016
@Winner_MLS Sigi will get another job if he wants one. He's 63 — by comparison, (and I know they love being compared), Bruce Arena is 64.
— Andy Winner ️ (@Winner_MLS) July 26, 2016
@donruiztnt LA would be lucky to get Sigi as a coach as they launch their franchise.
— Occasional Photog (@CoulterChris) July 26, 2016
I will have more on Sigi Schmid leaving Seattle in Thursday’s column