Seattle Sounders boss Schmid undergoes knee surgery

Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid underwent partial knee replacement surgery earlier this week.

Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid underwent partial knee replacement surgery earlier this week.

The 60-year old former Columbus Crew boss had the procedure on Tuesday and will be deputised by assistant coach Brian Schmetzer until he is back on deck.

“It’s a great opportunity for Brian,” Sounders sporting director Chris Henderson said. “I think he’d be a great head coach in this league one day. We really don’t miss a beat when he takes over.”

The Sounders, who currently sit 11th on the overall MLS table, next take on bottom-placed DC United on July 3.

 
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