Sitting in 1st place in the Western Conference with a record of 9-2-3, the Seattle Sounders look to remain ahead of the soccer pack for the rest of the season. And for the fifth consecutive year, the Sounders have broken the attendance record for the MLS (Major League Soccer), averaging roughly 43,000 fans per game at CentryLink Field. The Sounders attribute their success to loyal fans, intense preparation, and a talented squad of players and coaches.
The other day, I was fortunate enough to sit down and enjoy a cup of freshly roasted coffee with the stoic Assistant Coach of the Seattle Sounders. A man who played for the original Sounders team. A man of poise, principle, and passion. A man seasoned by tradition, and baptized in the art of the “beautiful game”.
Just the other day, Brian Schmetzer opened up about life, family, soccer, and what makes him happy.
Above is what he had to say.
(Photo’s and Audio Courtesy of Brian Schmetzer)