Seattle Sounders coach Schmid: New womens comp great for soccer

Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid has welcomed the introduction of the new Womens Pro League. The NWSL kicks off this weekend.

Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid has welcomed the introduction of the new Womens Pro League.

The NWSL kicks off this weekend.

“Any time soccer succeeds, I think it’s good for soccer,” he told the Seattle Sounders. “Certainly we wish the women’s league success and hopefully it’ll … do well. I know women’s professional sports has been a difficult enterprise in this country — not just in soccer.

"I hope people don’t look at it as, ‘There’s soccer not succeeding,’ because it’s a difficult proposition in all sports. The only reason the women’s basketball really exists is because of support of the NBA. I want to see them succeed because it’s soccer succeeding. I want to see them succeed because anytime you have professional athletes being able to compete and do well, it helps our World Cup teams and it’s good for American soccer.”"

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