MLS Coaching Legend Sigi Schmid Passes Away

MLS coaching legend Sigi Schmid passed away on Christmas day at the age of 65.

The German-born manager was admitted to the hospital earlier in the month and was reportedly in intensive care.

His family released a statement on Wednesday that the former LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders and Columbus Crew manager had passed away.

It read: “On Tuesday, December 25, Sigi Schmid passed away at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles due to a personal health matter. Our family is deeply saddened by his passing and is taking this time to grieve the loss of a tremendous husband, father, leader and mentor. We also recognize how much Sigi meant to so many people across the U.S. Soccer landscape and around the world at different levels of the game.

“That community meant a great deal to him as well, and for that reason, it was important to us that we share the news of his passing. While we mourn his loss, we appreciate privacy during this challenging time and will not be issuing further statements.”

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