Former Seattle Sounders FC Head Coach Sigi Schmid died today at the age of 65. Schmid is the winningest coach in MLS history and coached the Sounders from 2009-2016. Schmid complied a 240-183-125 record with the Columbus Crew SC, Seattle Sounders FC, and the L.A. Galaxy, including a MLS cup title with the Columbus Crew.
The first Sounders Head Coach, Schmid led the Rave Green to a 115-79-56 regular season record, including seven postseason appearances, four U.S. Open Cup titles, and the 2014 Supporters Shield.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Schmid was hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center three weeks ago in need of a heart transplant. The exact cause of death was not disclosed.
Click here to see Sounders Owner Adrian Hanauer, GM Garth Lagerwey, and Head Coach Brian Schmetzer's statements about the death of Schmid.