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Schmid Jr joins Seattle Sounders coaching staff

Kurt Schmid has been named to the Seattle Sounders FC staff as a scout and assistant coach. "We are very excited to have Kurt join our staff," said Sounders FC technical director Chris Henderson. "He will be working with the full team on down through the youth and assisting with scouting. Coming from a soccer family and with coaching experience at many levels, he has good knowledge of young players and he will be a big asset for our club."

Schmid will scout players from the youth to international level and coordinate the Match Analysis scouting system. In addition, he will serve as a first team assistant coach to Sigi Schmid, his father and Seattle head coach.

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