Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid recently visited the United States national team training session and he has said that it was a thrilling experience. Schmid is no stranger to international football after having been the coach of the US under 20 team a few years ago. He has said that it was delightful to see most of his former staff being involved in the senior set up. The national team is currently managed by former Bayern Munich and Tottenham legend Jurgen Klinsmann, who has come under increasing pressure in recent months due to poor run of results.
The US will be taking on Panama in a World Cup qualifying match, which will be a must win match for the team. Schmid expressed his confidence that they will be able to get the right result against Panama. Schmid has also recalled how players like Tim Howard have been able to make the incredible step up from the under 20 team into the senior team. Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is regarded as one of the best in the world and is consistently good goalkeeper in the Premier league. Schmid will be able to look at some of the players he wants to sign in the transfer window as well.
“It was good. I was just out there to watch training and see some friends and all that. Obviously I’ve known Jurgen, and Andy Hertzog played for me, and Martin [Vasquez] was my assistant, and Ivan Pierra was my trainer, and Jesse [Bignami] was my equipment guy with the under-20’s, so there are a lot of people I know. It was good to see all those people and say hello to them. I’ve coached a few of the players,” said the Seattle Sounders manager, whose team are closer to the top of the table now than ever before.