The Seattle Sounders are struggling and there’s nothing Sigi Schmid can do about it.
Last Sunday against Sporting Kansas City, they managed one damn shot in the 88th minute by Joevin Jones, a defender.
The Seattle Sounders avoided becoming the first team in MLS history without a shot in a game with its first shot coming in the 88th minute
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 24, 2016
With only 14 games left in the regular season, the Sounders are in terrible company with only 20 points from their first 20 matches.
Somehow, there’s still a chance that they could make the playoffs.
Let’s be realistic: it isn’t going to happen.
Personally, I thought they had reached a turning point when they were up 3-0 after 23 minutes against FC Dallas, but then Clint Dempsey got himself sent off and the misfortune was restored.
They may have won 5-0 against Dallas, but were beat the following weekend in the class return of Diego Valeri to Portland’s squad.
The loss of Obafemi “I’m a money-grubbing bastard” Martins to the Chinese Super League was supposed to be canceled out by the homegrown signing, Jordan Morris, but the young American has been faced with too much expectation.
— SiriusXM FC (@SiriusXMFC) July 25, 2016
With Clint Dempsey missing a good portion of the season to USMNT duty at Copa America, Morris was forced to do it on his own.
Schmid has put himself into too big of a hole, and it has signaled the end of his time at the helm.
He’s the most successful coach in MLS history; he’s the only coach Seattle has ever known, but it’s time to go.
Maybe now Schmid can focus on his health and figuring out how to wear a scarf and not have it look it’s trying to choke him.