Seattle Sounders Head Coach Sigi Schmid is very aware that managing an expansion team is a little different initially, but according to the coach he is looking forward to his new house. "Its definitely going to be a very challenging situation," Schmid told his team's official website "Being an expansion team is different than taking over a team that hasn't done well because when you're in that situation, you're getting rid of pieces and trying to add pieces.
"At least in an expansion team, you're more about adding pieces than trying to get rid of pieces. So from that standpoint, it's a little bit easier. It's like building a house on a lot that already has been cleared vs. trying to do an addition to a house that's somewhat standing but you're not sure if you like the structure."