Brian Schmetzer

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Brian Schmetzer said : “We know as a coaching staff, the team, they're going to be out for us,” “But I actually tried to just say, ‘Look, we're going to try and do a little bit more here, a little bit more there, a little bit smarter over here,’ just so we can raise our own standard and not worry about what are teams going to do against us” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “The lessons I learned over the last couple of games will be a driving force for us to move forward,” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer added : "We always try and pull out all the stops as far as getting people prepared for the season," "Nico wants to make sure he's 100 percent for the start of the season" External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "When Nico's not on the field, it's been 'do what you do.' We don't need anyone to compensate for Nico, because it'd be a pretty big challenge," "You lose a player, certainly an influential player, but I don't need other guys to overthink this and overcompensate. We have a bunch of good players on the squad and if they play up to their potential, we'll be OK" External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "Our coaching style is giving the players the tools to be successful," External link

orlandosentinel Monday, November 11, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “They (the players) never quit. The fans never stopped believing. So I am very very happy for the city and the fans,” External link

seattletimes Monday, November 11, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “The players and the fans deserve this,” External link

seattletimes Monday, November 11, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Our team, our club, we don’t operate in the realm of fear,” External link

seattletimes Monday, November 11, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Greg Vanney ) : “I’m sure he’s going to be involved in the game at some point,” “He’s too big of a player. It is a final. I’m sure he will be involved in some way, shape or form – whether he starts or comes off the bench, that’s Greg’s choice. But we have planned for both and I think we have a good game-plan in place” External link

seattletimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:23:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I told my group, ‘Look, we can use this the same way, because we’re still a good team, and we can go out and compile a few more wins and maybe host an MLS final in front of our Seattle fans,’” External link

seattletimes Friday, November 8, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Seattle Sounders ) : "It's massive. I tell people I skipped school when the Sonics had their parade and the Seahawks, celebrating them. Being a Seattle guy I'm really proud of what the organization has accomplished," "You look back into the (1980s) we had success back then. ... This history has a long tradition of being a successful franchise and this right now is a pretty high point for all of us that put in some of that work back in the 70s, 80s" External link

usaToday Friday, November 8, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Seattle Sounders ) : “It’s massive. I tell people I skipped school when the Sonics had their parade and the Seahawks, celebrating them. Being a Seattle guy I’m really proud of what the organization has accomplished,” “You look back into the [1980s; we had success back then. ... This history has a long tradition of being a successful franchise and this right now is a pretty high point for all of us that put in some of that work back in the seventies, eighties” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, November 8, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Seattle Sounders ) : "It's massive. I tell people I skipped school when the Sonics had their parade and the Seahawks, celebrating them. Being a Seattle guy I'm really proud of what the organization has accomplished," "You look back into the (1980s) we had success back then. ... This history has a long tradition of being a successful franchise and this right now is a pretty high point for all of us that put in some of that work back in the 70s, 80s" External link

samoaobserver Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Seattle Sounders ) : “It’s massive. I tell people I skipped school when the Sonics had their parade and the Seahawks, celebrating them. Being a Seattle guy I’m really proud of what the organization has accomplished,” “You look back into the (1980s) we had success back then. … This history has a long tradition of being a successful franchise and this right now is a pretty high point for all of us that put in some of that work back in the 70s, 80s” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Roman Torres ) : “We felt that Roman wasn’t quite 100%, so better not to risk him,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Pump the brakes, pump the brakes, pump the brakes,” “We have a game to play” External link

seattletimes Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I’m really fired up about this,” “The building’s sold out; the building’s completely sold out” External link

seattletimes Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "We never stopped believing we could win," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We never stopped believing we could win,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "We never stopped believing we could win," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We’re not afraid of them,” “But we’ll just have to make sure we’re playing at a high level to make sure that we give ourselves the best chance of winning” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Some of those goals … I hope the game isn’t 5-3 or if it is 5-3, it’s in our favor,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Whoever we put out there is going to do a good job,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We switched a couple of things on our set-piece defending, making sure the guys know their assignments a little bit better,” “We’ll see if those work and if we need to adjust during the course of the game, we will” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “The fouls, red cards certainly changed things,” “Even when they went to a man down, you could tell they were desperate. They were still pressing the issue. At times, you looked and it was still even (statistical) numbers. And then the flip happened. Xavier got his second yellow and our team dug down, dug deep and we were able to get the win” External link

seattletimes Monday, September 30, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Our team changes with Nico off,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, September 28, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “He’s a tough kid. I wouldn’t bet against him,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, September 28, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s a story line of our entire season, we’re up and down a little bit too much for my liking,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Each one of these games is so critical, so vital, that I’ve got to put a team out there that’s going to challenge for winning,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “You don’t have to like it, but you get used to it,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "I understand the conflict and I don't want that to affect the performance of the team," "This is an issue that I hope both sides can find a solution. I don't like to see that end of the stadium empty. ... We won, 4-2. Too bad that everybody in the family, our family, our fans, didn't get to enjoy all of it" External link

kiro7 Monday, September 16, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Gonzo does a great job of coaching playing out from the back and our initial starting position on goal kicks and how we want to try to tactically have options,” “We need to give the players good tools to be successful against a team that does like to press and they press high and they’ll continue to press for the whole game. We’ve given them (Seattle) a couple of tools, then it’s up to the guys on the field to see if they can make plays” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Roman Torres ) : “I’ve been keeping tabs on what he’s been doing,” “As soon as that suspension is lifted, you’ll see a motivated Roman” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer added : “On that last goal, it was two tired teams out there, and it was going to be on a piece of quality. We got it with fresh legs from Brad Smith to get behind their defense, and then from Cristian and his determination to get to the back post” External link

dailynews Monday, September 2, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Certainly, if you judge this game by the outcome, there were some nervy moments,” “Those guys in that locker room don’t quit. A lot of teams might have said, ‘Oh my god, they tied the game up.’ Then we go up 3-2 and they tie it at 3-3. This team keeps going and finds a way to persevere in those tough moments” External link

dailynews Monday, September 2, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer added : “On that last goal, it was two tired teams out there, and it was going to be on a piece of quality. We got it with fresh legs from Brad Smith to get behind their defense, and then from Cristian and his determination to get to the back post” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, September 2, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Certainly, if you judge this game by the outcome, there were some nervy moments,” “Those guys in that locker room don’t quit. A lot of teams might have said, ‘Oh my god, they tied the game up.’ Then we go up 3-2 and they tie it at 3-3. This team keeps going and finds a way to persevere in those tough moments” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, September 2, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer added : "On that last goal, it was two tired teams out there, and it was going to be on a piece of quality. We got it with fresh legs from Brad Smith to get behind their defense, and then from Cristian and his determination to get to the back post" External link

eagletribune Monday, September 2, 2019 7:23:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "Certainly, if you judge this game by the outcome, there were some nervy moments," "Those guys in that locker room don't quit. A lot of teams might have said, 'Oh my god, they tied the game up.' Then we go up 3-2 and they tie it at 3-3. This team keeps going and finds a way to persevere in those tough moments" External link

eagletribune Monday, September 2, 2019 7:23:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s important for the fans,” “The rivalry between the three franchises is a big one. It’s something that we take seriously and the fans take it seriously. We’re very happy” External link

tribtown Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s important for the fans,” “The rivalry between the three franchises is a big one. It’s something that we take seriously and the fans take it seriously. We’re very happy” External link

therepublic Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s important for the fans,” “The rivalry between the three franchises is a big one. It’s something that we take seriously and the fans take it seriously. We’re very happy” External link

washtimes Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “The game was ripe for the taking,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s not easy to bring new guys into the fold,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, August 17, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We do need to string together some good performances,” “Hopefully that turns into three points (wins) and we start that little bit of momentum shift that we need to end the season” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Roman Torres ) : “It’s an unfortunate incident that Roman is not here and we will miss him,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Guys are anxious to get back out on the field,” “It was an emotional loss with Portland at home, and it took some wind out of our sails. But I have a pretty resilient senior group. They fully understand the MLS season, the slog of some of these summer games. The ability of this team to rebound from tough losses and late-season form … nobody is in panic mode” External link

seattletimes Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “That was a talking point (from) social media people and stuff like that,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Roman and Kim (Kee-hee) are good players,” “You usually don’t want to sub-out a center back if you don’t have to. I thought Kim and Roman were OK” External link

seattletimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “If you look back at the last three goals we’ve taken, things happen,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It took some of the wind out of our sails,” “My guys put in a decent amount of effort but this wasn’t our best game up here” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 22, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We’ll take a look at the physical health of the guys returning, that’ll play a big part of it,” External link

seattletimes Friday, July 12, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We look forward to having a full deck of cards come Sunday,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “All three of them were great,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “On the road, you have to play very good defense and you must try to keep a clean sheet,” “There’s going to be roster changes because we have two matches in the span of four days. At some point you’re going to see the normal roster. But for these two particular games, we’re still going to have to mix-and-match a little bit” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We’ll assess him Thursday and Friday,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s an option for us,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Some of the soccer was good,” “We were effective and dangerous. …I’m disappointed. We have to make sure that I as a coach and staff give the players the tools necessary to win games. No one in the franchise likes to lose four in a row. No one” External link

seattletimes Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “You can’t replace everything that Nico brings, but we can replace it in a different fashion,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, June 1, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “The goals that we took from Johnny Russell, I think we could’ve done better individually,” “We discussed all of that stuff on film. We’re going to be facing another guy, (Michael) Barrios, who’s an extremely dangerous attacking player. That’s where flexibility (in formations without Lodeiro) comes in. … It’s the nice thing about having guys with different skill sets” External link

seattletimes Saturday, June 1, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It puts a smile on my face,” External link

seattletimes Friday, May 31, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “His last performance was impressive because he really hasn’t had a ton of training time, and he lasted 90 minutes,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We have a game plan we’d like to use,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s a very good squad,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I mean look, Chad is the three-time defender of the year and a very important cog for us. There’s competition, that’s all I would say,” “Chad’s not afraid of any competition, Roman is not afraid of any competition, Kim Kee-hee (the other center back) is not afraid of any competition. When I spoke with Arreaga, he’s not afraid of it. That’s just a part of the sport” External link

seattletimes Thursday, May 9, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Joevin Jones ) : “If (Jones) comes back, it would be icing on the cake because we have a very talented team,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s pro sports there are no moral victories,” “But this is about as close as it gets. These type of matches are critical to have, and have players step up. When the chips are down and you’re under duress and the team has a performance like that, it makes me proud” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 29, 2019 3:39:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s pro sports there are no moral victories,” “But this is about as close as it gets. These type of matches are critical to have, and have players step up. When the chips are down and you’re under duress and the team has a performance like that, it makes me proud” External link

dailynews Monday, April 29, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer told : “Way too easy. Too many giveaways,” External link

seattletimes Monday, April 22, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We’re going to prepare for San Jose,” External link

seattletimes Monday, April 22, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "Last year they knew they were very good and they didn't achieve their objective," External link

afp-en Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer added : "The narrative with Toronto after (losing MLS Cup in) 2016 was they had something to prove," "I think being that good last year, had we gotten past Portland, I think we had as good a chance as anybody at getting to the final again. That little bit of motivation might have had some carryover" External link

afp-en Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer told : "MLS is such, and we know it all too well, you can start off slow and continue (to the playoffs)," External link

wsau Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "The thing we say to all of our outside backs is we love it when you get forward," External link

eagletribune Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I think hopefully that's going to drive Jordan, with that little bit of energy, to perform well". Soccer fans won't see two of the most popular players in Sounders history on the field in Seattle anymore. Osvaldo Alonso, a former Sounders captain and original 2009 member, is now playing for Minnesota United FC. And former Sounders fan favorite and U.S. men's national team captain, Clint Dempsey, retired last year. "So how did we replace those two? It came from a combination of, again, a senior group,” External link

kiro7 Friday, March 1, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Jordan Morris ) : “He adds value. He adds strength and speed (too). (It’s) something we've lacked the last couple years". Scroll down to continue reading "You saw he (Morris) was pretty emotional after even his substitute appearance against Nacional,” External link

kiro7 Friday, March 1, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It really kind of took the sting out of the game,” “Then the game just became kind of dysfunctional and it was just our guys trying to fight back, their guys taking their foot off the gas. It just wasn’t a very pretty soccer match” External link

seattletimes Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:23:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Román Torres ) : “Roman is terrible. He can’t take a penalty,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We never list (penalty takers) for No. 6, 7, or 8 because that’s bad juju, you don’t wanna jinx yourself. You want to win in five,” “So I never told anybody who was going to take No. 6” External link

seattletimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Román Torres ) : “He wanted to take the penalty. Sometimes that’s all you need as a coach,” “It’s a pressure situation, and there might be better players, but some guys get nervous. Roman wanted to take it, and it was just that gut feeling – lets just have him take it” External link

seattletimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Seattle Sounders ) : “I think it’ll take a few more years of reflection, but my answer now is that I’m very proud to be part of the Seattle sports scene for a long time. I’m a Seattle sports guy,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It was a great sports year,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I have a very open book with Steve,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, January 28, 2017 5:08:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s just the way I am,” “I like being with the fans. I’m a fan, I was a fan for a long time. So it was just natural” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:48:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “There is no game until March so I will be able to relax and soak this in,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:48:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I’m happy for everyone in this organization, from ’09 and the guys that were there: Ozzie (Alonso), Brad (Evans), Zach (Scott),” External link

seattletimes Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:01:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I had all the confidence in the world sending him up there for the sixth kick,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:01:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I’ll have butterflies right before kickoff, but I don’t have to play anymore,” “So I’m not that nervous. You’re running through your mind what you’re going to say, how you’re going to present certain things to your team. But it’s not nerves” External link

seattletimes Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:21:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s been a roller-coaster ride, so it makes it a little more …” External link

seattletimes Sunday, December 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I love talking about that kid,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:05:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "He's not only strong physically, he's also strong mentally," External link

sltrib Monday, November 28, 2016 9:17:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "He's not only strong physically, he's also strong mentally," External link

CBC Monday, November 28, 2016 8:44:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “There’s no concerns about any of the players,” External link

denverpost Sunday, November 27, 2016 1:00:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Since we’ve taken over, we’ve scored in every single away match that we’ve played,” External link

denverpost Sunday, November 27, 2016 1:00:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “He is a very talented player,” “We were concerned about his shots from distance, the playmaking abilities that he has for sure, but we really didn’t draw up a game plan for just one player because they’re a very solid team back to front” External link

denverpost Friday, November 25, 2016 2:57:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I don’t think you should sell them short,” “They can attack, as well. They do a good job of team defending. That’s obviously the storyline for the series: Can we get a goal? Can we keep them off the scoresheet, especially here at home? … We’re just going to create as many chances as we can” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, November 22, 2016 6:49:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We have been a formidable team on set pieces,” External link

denverpost Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:35:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Every day he’s getting a little better,” “My mantra has been with all of our injuries that we’ve had as of late: ‘It’s all hands on deck.’ If he’s healthy he’s going to play. We are just keeping the fires burning trying to get him on the field as quickly as we can” External link

denverpost Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:35:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Tim Howard ) : “It’s too bad, because Timmy (Howard) is a fantastic player,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2:10:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Hopefully those baby steps translate into playing,” “They’re doing everything humanly possible to get him on the field” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2:10:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s his creativity on the field, number one,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:06:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I think it was a combination of things,” “When Andreas and Nico are on, I had them switch in various situations. You had Chad (Marshall) and Roman (Torres) come on. Nelson (Valdez) adds a third dimension for the forwards. I couldn’t pinpoint it, but over the last three months I think we’ve dialed that in well” External link

seattletimes Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:06:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Mike Azira ) : “I am so happy about Mike Azira,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:06:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Joevin Jones ) : “We’ll watch the U.S. tonight,” “That’s a big game. Hopefully the U.S. will have a victory. Joevin Jones is playing for Trinidad here in a little bit, so we’ll be supportive of our teammates and our country. And take a little mental break, but stay active. Every now and again, you need a little bit of a mental break” External link

seattletimes Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:06:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer added : “I think he is a winger at heart. He’s honestly a very good one-v-one defender. I think people don’t expect that from him because of his attacking qualities, but you don’t see a lot of people running past him. He’s definitely a winger at heart, but I think this role suits him” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, November 4, 2016 6:40:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Keep working. Keep doing what he’s doing,” “He has a ton of talent. He’s still young. Getting used to maybe playing at left back for us, when he plays in the midfield for his national team, some of those nuances, as you get a little older, you get more experienced. You take what games give you” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, November 4, 2016 6:40:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "My goal is to make sure we can all enjoy this ride a little longer deep into the postseason," External link

azcentral Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:46:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "I am grateful for the opportunities that I've received here as a player, a coach in the club's USL era, and now as head coach of the MLS team," "I believe in the fact that for our players, this is their team, and they have responded by taking complete ownership of the season and driving us into the playoffs" External link

azcentral Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:46:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "It was a typical first-leg game in a two-leg series — two teams feeling each other out in the first half," "In the second half, our team made the necessary adjustments, but then they also made the necessary plays. When you're trying to win an MLS cup, you have to make plays. Valdez, Loderio, Morris, Jones — they make plays" External link

azcentral Monday, October 31, 2016 11:17:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "The kid has blossomed - he does everything," "That wasn't his normal position tonight, and he showed he can still make an impact in games" External link

azcentral Monday, October 24, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "The last two results we had (a 0-0 tie with Houston and a 2-1 loss at Dallas) weren't wins, and we needed to get into the playoffs on our own, so we didn't have to rely on anybody else," "We wanted to make sure we get the nice little bump and the confidence and everything that comes along with a win like this against a tough team to beat" External link

azcentral Monday, October 24, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Brad Evans ) : “The frustration is the same that I had with Brad,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:06:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I’ve been pretty consistent with the story of, I’ve given them ownership of the team,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 6, 2016 2:19:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Teams now have to watch for Roman, which frees up Chad,” External link

seattletimes Friday, September 30, 2016 2:17:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer admitted : “It could have gone either way,” External link

seattletimes Monday, September 26, 2016 4:30:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “The game could have changed in that moment,” “Big-time players come up in those moments and make a difference in games. Jordan’s performance was a big-time performance tonight” External link

seattletimes Monday, September 26, 2016 4:30:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s up to the players on the field to make decisions based on what they see,” “The home tactics vs. away tactics are subtle, but sometimes those subtle differences can creep up” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:24:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We’re not going to be afraid to try to pin them back in their own half,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:24:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “You can look at both of them and say they are both pretty darn good soccer players, so that’s number one,” External link

seattletimes Friday, September 23, 2016 3:59:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “How they’re meshing together is certainly a work-in-progress,” “But when you’ve got those two big guys back there, when you’ve got speedy outside backs, that puts a smile on my face” External link

seattletimes Friday, September 23, 2016 3:59:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Cristian Roldan ) : “I made sure that Cristian and some of the young guys found out that they were in on their off days,” “He’s leading by example as well as integrating himself both on and off the field” External link

seattletimes Saturday, September 17, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I think it’s another one of those odd coincidences,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, September 10, 2016 5:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Part of it is a privacy matter,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:05:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “There are a lot of scenarios that I can’t control,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:07:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Román Torres ) : “We’ve not had that conversation yet, because Roman might play two games for Panama,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:07:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Tyrone Mears ) : “Tyrone had played a lot of minutes back-to-back,” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 29, 2016 6:59:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “He got stepped on by a big guy,” “He put his heart and soul into the game. So he’s tired and sore. But physically, he’s fine” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 29, 2016 6:59:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I won’t make excuses for heat, travel, multiple games in a week,” “We won’t make that excuse. Not as long as I’m here” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 29, 2016 6:59:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We just couldn’t manufacture that third one, which might have – might have; that’s a big might – put a little more pressure on them,” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 29, 2016 4:37:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “That was a big game. 67,000 — that’s massive. But as far as importance in the standings is concerned, to my knowledge and my recollection, yeah,” “We’re nipping at their heels, with a game in hand. It’s two rivals. There’s a lot to that” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 28, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I’ve been adamant that this team is in a good space,” “The locker room, the chemistry — they’re in a really good spot. I believe in my team. … They’ll come after it. They know what’s on the line” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 28, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s obviously all in our minds, losing one of your best players,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 28, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "I'm sure he let his team have it at halftime," External link

sltrib Monday, August 15, 2016 9:56:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I just had to make sure he was breathing,” “After that, I’ll get the report from the guys. I couldn’t tell you” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 15, 2016 8:47:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Jordan Morris ) : “Jordan is not Oba, and Oba is not Jordan,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:52:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I try to answer things honestly but with some context. I don’t like saying it in these terms, but every single game is so important to us,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:10:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I let them do most of their own stuff today,” External link

seattletimes Friday, August 5, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Cristian Roldan ) : “That was the starting point for the lineup choice,” “I thought the formation worked. I thought Cristian and Ozzie were very good, and that’s a good team. I thought (our) front four was very good. They were creating stuff. This week, it’ll be a little bit of fine-tuning” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “At halftime, we spoke directly to the outside backs, Joevin and Tyrone, to unleash the parking brake and go,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I don’t like dropping too deep,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “As far as the stamp on the team goes, I think you saw a glimpse of it,” “I think every player on that field worked. They all believed. They all did exactly what was asked. … It’s their team, their group. Holding each other accountable. What was it, 92 minutes? I liked the team for 91 minutes and 30 seconds” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Other than that little glitch, you saw his ability to cover ground at a high level, to connect passes, to run the team, there were a lot of positives out of that,” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 1, 2016 5:31:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I came in after the game and said my piece,” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 1, 2016 5:31:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "I have absolutely no complaint about their commitment to the game, it's just we need to score the second goal, the third goal, the fourth goal," "It's not good. We're all frustrated" External link

azcentral Monday, August 1, 2016 3:00:00 AM EAT



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Brian Schmetzer said : “We know as a coaching staff, the team, they're going to be out for us,” “But I actually tried to just say, ‘Look, we're going to try and do a little bit more here, a little bit more there, a little bit smarter over here,’ just so we can raise our own standard and not worry about what are teams going to do against us” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “The lessons I learned over the last couple of games will be a driving force for us to move forward,” External link

usaToday Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer added : "We always try and pull out all the stops as far as getting people prepared for the season," "Nico wants to make sure he's 100 percent for the start of the season" External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "When Nico's not on the field, it's been 'do what you do.' We don't need anyone to compensate for Nico, because it'd be a pretty big challenge," "You lose a player, certainly an influential player, but I don't need other guys to overthink this and overcompensate. We have a bunch of good players on the squad and if they play up to their potential, we'll be OK" External link

orlandosentinel Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "Our coaching style is giving the players the tools to be successful," External link

orlandosentinel Monday, November 11, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “They (the players) never quit. The fans never stopped believing. So I am very very happy for the city and the fans,” External link

seattletimes Monday, November 11, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “The players and the fans deserve this,” External link

seattletimes Monday, November 11, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Our team, our club, we don’t operate in the realm of fear,” External link

seattletimes Monday, November 11, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Greg Vanney ) : “I’m sure he’s going to be involved in the game at some point,” “He’s too big of a player. It is a final. I’m sure he will be involved in some way, shape or form – whether he starts or comes off the bench, that’s Greg’s choice. But we have planned for both and I think we have a good game-plan in place” External link

seattletimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:23:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I told my group, ‘Look, we can use this the same way, because we’re still a good team, and we can go out and compile a few more wins and maybe host an MLS final in front of our Seattle fans,’” External link

seattletimes Friday, November 8, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Seattle Sounders ) : "It's massive. I tell people I skipped school when the Sonics had their parade and the Seahawks, celebrating them. Being a Seattle guy I'm really proud of what the organization has accomplished," "You look back into the (1980s) we had success back then. ... This history has a long tradition of being a successful franchise and this right now is a pretty high point for all of us that put in some of that work back in the 70s, 80s" External link

usaToday Friday, November 8, 2019 5:35:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Seattle Sounders ) : “It’s massive. I tell people I skipped school when the Sonics had their parade and the Seahawks, celebrating them. Being a Seattle guy I’m really proud of what the organization has accomplished,” “You look back into the [1980s; we had success back then. ... This history has a long tradition of being a successful franchise and this right now is a pretty high point for all of us that put in some of that work back in the seventies, eighties” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, November 8, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Seattle Sounders ) : "It's massive. I tell people I skipped school when the Sonics had their parade and the Seahawks, celebrating them. Being a Seattle guy I'm really proud of what the organization has accomplished," "You look back into the (1980s) we had success back then. ... This history has a long tradition of being a successful franchise and this right now is a pretty high point for all of us that put in some of that work back in the 70s, 80s" External link

samoaobserver Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Seattle Sounders ) : “It’s massive. I tell people I skipped school when the Sonics had their parade and the Seahawks, celebrating them. Being a Seattle guy I’m really proud of what the organization has accomplished,” “You look back into the (1980s) we had success back then. … This history has a long tradition of being a successful franchise and this right now is a pretty high point for all of us that put in some of that work back in the 70s, 80s” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Roman Torres ) : “We felt that Roman wasn’t quite 100%, so better not to risk him,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:39:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Pump the brakes, pump the brakes, pump the brakes,” “We have a game to play” External link

seattletimes Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I’m really fired up about this,” “The building’s sold out; the building’s completely sold out” External link

seattletimes Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:45:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "We never stopped believing we could win," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We never stopped believing we could win,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 30, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "We never stopped believing we could win," External link

eagletribune Wednesday, October 30, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We’re not afraid of them,” “But we’ll just have to make sure we’re playing at a high level to make sure that we give ourselves the best chance of winning” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:18:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Some of those goals … I hope the game isn’t 5-3 or if it is 5-3, it’s in our favor,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Whoever we put out there is going to do a good job,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We switched a couple of things on our set-piece defending, making sure the guys know their assignments a little bit better,” “We’ll see if those work and if we need to adjust during the course of the game, we will” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “The fouls, red cards certainly changed things,” “Even when they went to a man down, you could tell they were desperate. They were still pressing the issue. At times, you looked and it was still even (statistical) numbers. And then the flip happened. Xavier got his second yellow and our team dug down, dug deep and we were able to get the win” External link

seattletimes Monday, September 30, 2019 6:40:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Our team changes with Nico off,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, September 28, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “He’s a tough kid. I wouldn’t bet against him,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, September 28, 2019 5:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s a story line of our entire season, we’re up and down a little bit too much for my liking,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Each one of these games is so critical, so vital, that I’ve got to put a team out there that’s going to challenge for winning,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “You don’t have to like it, but you get used to it,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "I understand the conflict and I don't want that to affect the performance of the team," "This is an issue that I hope both sides can find a solution. I don't like to see that end of the stadium empty. ... We won, 4-2. Too bad that everybody in the family, our family, our fans, didn't get to enjoy all of it" External link

kiro7 Monday, September 16, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Gonzo does a great job of coaching playing out from the back and our initial starting position on goal kicks and how we want to try to tactically have options,” “We need to give the players good tools to be successful against a team that does like to press and they press high and they’ll continue to press for the whole game. We’ve given them (Seattle) a couple of tools, then it’s up to the guys on the field to see if they can make plays” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Roman Torres ) : “I’ve been keeping tabs on what he’s been doing,” “As soon as that suspension is lifted, you’ll see a motivated Roman” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer added : “On that last goal, it was two tired teams out there, and it was going to be on a piece of quality. We got it with fresh legs from Brad Smith to get behind their defense, and then from Cristian and his determination to get to the back post” External link

dailynews Monday, September 2, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Certainly, if you judge this game by the outcome, there were some nervy moments,” “Those guys in that locker room don’t quit. A lot of teams might have said, ‘Oh my god, they tied the game up.’ Then we go up 3-2 and they tie it at 3-3. This team keeps going and finds a way to persevere in those tough moments” External link

dailynews Monday, September 2, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer added : “On that last goal, it was two tired teams out there, and it was going to be on a piece of quality. We got it with fresh legs from Brad Smith to get behind their defense, and then from Cristian and his determination to get to the back post” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, September 2, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Certainly, if you judge this game by the outcome, there were some nervy moments,” “Those guys in that locker room don’t quit. A lot of teams might have said, ‘Oh my god, they tied the game up.’ Then we go up 3-2 and they tie it at 3-3. This team keeps going and finds a way to persevere in those tough moments” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, September 2, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer added : "On that last goal, it was two tired teams out there, and it was going to be on a piece of quality. We got it with fresh legs from Brad Smith to get behind their defense, and then from Cristian and his determination to get to the back post" External link

eagletribune Monday, September 2, 2019 7:23:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "Certainly, if you judge this game by the outcome, there were some nervy moments," "Those guys in that locker room don't quit. A lot of teams might have said, 'Oh my god, they tied the game up.' Then we go up 3-2 and they tie it at 3-3. This team keeps going and finds a way to persevere in those tough moments" External link

eagletribune Monday, September 2, 2019 7:23:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s important for the fans,” “The rivalry between the three franchises is a big one. It’s something that we take seriously and the fans take it seriously. We’re very happy” External link

tribtown Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s important for the fans,” “The rivalry between the three franchises is a big one. It’s something that we take seriously and the fans take it seriously. We’re very happy” External link

therepublic Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s important for the fans,” “The rivalry between the three franchises is a big one. It’s something that we take seriously and the fans take it seriously. We’re very happy” External link

washtimes Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “The game was ripe for the taking,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:48:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s not easy to bring new guys into the fold,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, August 17, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We do need to string together some good performances,” “Hopefully that turns into three points (wins) and we start that little bit of momentum shift that we need to end the season” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Roman Torres ) : “It’s an unfortunate incident that Roman is not here and we will miss him,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Guys are anxious to get back out on the field,” “It was an emotional loss with Portland at home, and it took some wind out of our sails. But I have a pretty resilient senior group. They fully understand the MLS season, the slog of some of these summer games. The ability of this team to rebound from tough losses and late-season form … nobody is in panic mode” External link

seattletimes Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:56:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “That was a talking point (from) social media people and stuff like that,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Roman and Kim (Kee-hee) are good players,” “You usually don’t want to sub-out a center back if you don’t have to. I thought Kim and Roman were OK” External link

seattletimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “If you look back at the last three goals we’ve taken, things happen,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It took some of the wind out of our sails,” “My guys put in a decent amount of effort but this wasn’t our best game up here” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 22, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We’ll take a look at the physical health of the guys returning, that’ll play a big part of it,” External link

seattletimes Friday, July 12, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We look forward to having a full deck of cards come Sunday,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, July 11, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “All three of them were great,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “On the road, you have to play very good defense and you must try to keep a clean sheet,” “There’s going to be roster changes because we have two matches in the span of four days. At some point you’re going to see the normal roster. But for these two particular games, we’re still going to have to mix-and-match a little bit” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:41:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We’ll assess him Thursday and Friday,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s an option for us,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:11:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Some of the soccer was good,” “We were effective and dangerous. …I’m disappointed. We have to make sure that I as a coach and staff give the players the tools necessary to win games. No one in the franchise likes to lose four in a row. No one” External link

seattletimes Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:27:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “You can’t replace everything that Nico brings, but we can replace it in a different fashion,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, June 1, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “The goals that we took from Johnny Russell, I think we could’ve done better individually,” “We discussed all of that stuff on film. We’re going to be facing another guy, (Michael) Barrios, who’s an extremely dangerous attacking player. That’s where flexibility (in formations without Lodeiro) comes in. … It’s the nice thing about having guys with different skill sets” External link

seattletimes Saturday, June 1, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It puts a smile on my face,” External link

seattletimes Friday, May 31, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “His last performance was impressive because he really hasn’t had a ton of training time, and he lasted 90 minutes,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We have a game plan we’d like to use,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s a very good squad,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I mean look, Chad is the three-time defender of the year and a very important cog for us. There’s competition, that’s all I would say,” “Chad’s not afraid of any competition, Roman is not afraid of any competition, Kim Kee-hee (the other center back) is not afraid of any competition. When I spoke with Arreaga, he’s not afraid of it. That’s just a part of the sport” External link

seattletimes Thursday, May 9, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Joevin Jones ) : “If (Jones) comes back, it would be icing on the cake because we have a very talented team,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:35:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s pro sports there are no moral victories,” “But this is about as close as it gets. These type of matches are critical to have, and have players step up. When the chips are down and you’re under duress and the team has a performance like that, it makes me proud” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 29, 2019 3:39:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s pro sports there are no moral victories,” “But this is about as close as it gets. These type of matches are critical to have, and have players step up. When the chips are down and you’re under duress and the team has a performance like that, it makes me proud” External link

dailynews Monday, April 29, 2019 3:19:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer told : “Way too easy. Too many giveaways,” External link

seattletimes Monday, April 22, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We’re going to prepare for San Jose,” External link

seattletimes Monday, April 22, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "Last year they knew they were very good and they didn't achieve their objective," External link

afp-en Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer added : "The narrative with Toronto after (losing MLS Cup in) 2016 was they had something to prove," "I think being that good last year, had we gotten past Portland, I think we had as good a chance as anybody at getting to the final again. That little bit of motivation might have had some carryover" External link

afp-en Sunday, April 14, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer told : "MLS is such, and we know it all too well, you can start off slow and continue (to the playoffs)," External link

wsau Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "The thing we say to all of our outside backs is we love it when you get forward," External link

eagletribune Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:45:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I think hopefully that's going to drive Jordan, with that little bit of energy, to perform well". Soccer fans won't see two of the most popular players in Sounders history on the field in Seattle anymore. Osvaldo Alonso, a former Sounders captain and original 2009 member, is now playing for Minnesota United FC. And former Sounders fan favorite and U.S. men's national team captain, Clint Dempsey, retired last year. "So how did we replace those two? It came from a combination of, again, a senior group,” External link

kiro7 Friday, March 1, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Jordan Morris ) : “He adds value. He adds strength and speed (too). (It’s) something we've lacked the last couple years". Scroll down to continue reading "You saw he (Morris) was pretty emotional after even his substitute appearance against Nacional,” External link

kiro7 Friday, March 1, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It really kind of took the sting out of the game,” “Then the game just became kind of dysfunctional and it was just our guys trying to fight back, their guys taking their foot off the gas. It just wasn’t a very pretty soccer match” External link

seattletimes Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:23:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Román Torres ) : “Roman is terrible. He can’t take a penalty,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We never list (penalty takers) for No. 6, 7, or 8 because that’s bad juju, you don’t wanna jinx yourself. You want to win in five,” “So I never told anybody who was going to take No. 6” External link

seattletimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Román Torres ) : “He wanted to take the penalty. Sometimes that’s all you need as a coach,” “It’s a pressure situation, and there might be better players, but some guys get nervous. Roman wanted to take it, and it was just that gut feeling – lets just have him take it” External link

seattletimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Seattle Sounders ) : “I think it’ll take a few more years of reflection, but my answer now is that I’m very proud to be part of the Seattle sports scene for a long time. I’m a Seattle sports guy,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It was a great sports year,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:06:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I have a very open book with Steve,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, January 28, 2017 5:08:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s just the way I am,” “I like being with the fans. I’m a fan, I was a fan for a long time. So it was just natural” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:48:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “There is no game until March so I will be able to relax and soak this in,” External link

thehimalayantimes Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:48:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I’m happy for everyone in this organization, from ’09 and the guys that were there: Ozzie (Alonso), Brad (Evans), Zach (Scott),” External link

seattletimes Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:01:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I had all the confidence in the world sending him up there for the sixth kick,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:01:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I’ll have butterflies right before kickoff, but I don’t have to play anymore,” “So I’m not that nervous. You’re running through your mind what you’re going to say, how you’re going to present certain things to your team. But it’s not nerves” External link

seattletimes Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:21:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s been a roller-coaster ride, so it makes it a little more …” External link

seattletimes Sunday, December 4, 2016 5:00:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I love talking about that kid,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, November 29, 2016 12:05:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "He's not only strong physically, he's also strong mentally," External link

sltrib Monday, November 28, 2016 9:17:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "He's not only strong physically, he's also strong mentally," External link

CBC Monday, November 28, 2016 8:44:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “There’s no concerns about any of the players,” External link

denverpost Sunday, November 27, 2016 1:00:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Since we’ve taken over, we’ve scored in every single away match that we’ve played,” External link

denverpost Sunday, November 27, 2016 1:00:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “He is a very talented player,” “We were concerned about his shots from distance, the playmaking abilities that he has for sure, but we really didn’t draw up a game plan for just one player because they’re a very solid team back to front” External link

denverpost Friday, November 25, 2016 2:57:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I don’t think you should sell them short,” “They can attack, as well. They do a good job of team defending. That’s obviously the storyline for the series: Can we get a goal? Can we keep them off the scoresheet, especially here at home? … We’re just going to create as many chances as we can” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, November 22, 2016 6:49:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We have been a formidable team on set pieces,” External link

denverpost Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:35:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Every day he’s getting a little better,” “My mantra has been with all of our injuries that we’ve had as of late: ‘It’s all hands on deck.’ If he’s healthy he’s going to play. We are just keeping the fires burning trying to get him on the field as quickly as we can” External link

denverpost Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:35:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Tim Howard ) : “It’s too bad, because Timmy (Howard) is a fantastic player,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2:10:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Hopefully those baby steps translate into playing,” “They’re doing everything humanly possible to get him on the field” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2:10:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s his creativity on the field, number one,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:06:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I think it was a combination of things,” “When Andreas and Nico are on, I had them switch in various situations. You had Chad (Marshall) and Roman (Torres) come on. Nelson (Valdez) adds a third dimension for the forwards. I couldn’t pinpoint it, but over the last three months I think we’ve dialed that in well” External link

seattletimes Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:06:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Mike Azira ) : “I am so happy about Mike Azira,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:06:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Joevin Jones ) : “We’ll watch the U.S. tonight,” “That’s a big game. Hopefully the U.S. will have a victory. Joevin Jones is playing for Trinidad here in a little bit, so we’ll be supportive of our teammates and our country. And take a little mental break, but stay active. Every now and again, you need a little bit of a mental break” External link

seattletimes Saturday, November 12, 2016 1:06:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer added : “I think he is a winger at heart. He’s honestly a very good one-v-one defender. I think people don’t expect that from him because of his attacking qualities, but you don’t see a lot of people running past him. He’s definitely a winger at heart, but I think this role suits him” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, November 4, 2016 6:40:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Keep working. Keep doing what he’s doing,” “He has a ton of talent. He’s still young. Getting used to maybe playing at left back for us, when he plays in the midfield for his national team, some of those nuances, as you get a little older, you get more experienced. You take what games give you” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, November 4, 2016 6:40:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "My goal is to make sure we can all enjoy this ride a little longer deep into the postseason," External link

azcentral Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:46:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "I am grateful for the opportunities that I've received here as a player, a coach in the club's USL era, and now as head coach of the MLS team," "I believe in the fact that for our players, this is their team, and they have responded by taking complete ownership of the season and driving us into the playoffs" External link

azcentral Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:46:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "It was a typical first-leg game in a two-leg series — two teams feeling each other out in the first half," "In the second half, our team made the necessary adjustments, but then they also made the necessary plays. When you're trying to win an MLS cup, you have to make plays. Valdez, Loderio, Morris, Jones — they make plays" External link

azcentral Monday, October 31, 2016 11:17:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "The kid has blossomed - he does everything," "That wasn't his normal position tonight, and he showed he can still make an impact in games" External link

azcentral Monday, October 24, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "The last two results we had (a 0-0 tie with Houston and a 2-1 loss at Dallas) weren't wins, and we needed to get into the playoffs on our own, so we didn't have to rely on anybody else," "We wanted to make sure we get the nice little bump and the confidence and everything that comes along with a win like this against a tough team to beat" External link

azcentral Monday, October 24, 2016 12:02:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Brad Evans ) : “The frustration is the same that I had with Brad,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:06:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I’ve been pretty consistent with the story of, I’ve given them ownership of the team,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, October 6, 2016 2:19:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Teams now have to watch for Roman, which frees up Chad,” External link

seattletimes Friday, September 30, 2016 2:17:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer admitted : “It could have gone either way,” External link

seattletimes Monday, September 26, 2016 4:30:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “The game could have changed in that moment,” “Big-time players come up in those moments and make a difference in games. Jordan’s performance was a big-time performance tonight” External link

seattletimes Monday, September 26, 2016 4:30:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s up to the players on the field to make decisions based on what they see,” “The home tactics vs. away tactics are subtle, but sometimes those subtle differences can creep up” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:24:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We’re not going to be afraid to try to pin them back in their own half,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:24:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “You can look at both of them and say they are both pretty darn good soccer players, so that’s number one,” External link

seattletimes Friday, September 23, 2016 3:59:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “How they’re meshing together is certainly a work-in-progress,” “But when you’ve got those two big guys back there, when you’ve got speedy outside backs, that puts a smile on my face” External link

seattletimes Friday, September 23, 2016 3:59:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Cristian Roldan ) : “I made sure that Cristian and some of the young guys found out that they were in on their off days,” “He’s leading by example as well as integrating himself both on and off the field” External link

seattletimes Saturday, September 17, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I think it’s another one of those odd coincidences,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, September 10, 2016 5:26:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Part of it is a privacy matter,” External link

seattletimes Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:05:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “There are a lot of scenarios that I can’t control,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:07:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Román Torres ) : “We’ve not had that conversation yet, because Roman might play two games for Panama,” External link

seattletimes Wednesday, August 31, 2016 5:07:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Tyrone Mears ) : “Tyrone had played a lot of minutes back-to-back,” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 29, 2016 6:59:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “He got stepped on by a big guy,” “He put his heart and soul into the game. So he’s tired and sore. But physically, he’s fine” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 29, 2016 6:59:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I won’t make excuses for heat, travel, multiple games in a week,” “We won’t make that excuse. Not as long as I’m here” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 29, 2016 6:59:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “We just couldn’t manufacture that third one, which might have – might have; that’s a big might – put a little more pressure on them,” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 29, 2016 4:37:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “That was a big game. 67,000 — that’s massive. But as far as importance in the standings is concerned, to my knowledge and my recollection, yeah,” “We’re nipping at their heels, with a game in hand. It’s two rivals. There’s a lot to that” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 28, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I’ve been adamant that this team is in a good space,” “The locker room, the chemistry — they’re in a really good spot. I believe in my team. … They’ll come after it. They know what’s on the line” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 28, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “It’s obviously all in our minds, losing one of your best players,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 28, 2016 4:57:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "I'm sure he let his team have it at halftime," External link

sltrib Monday, August 15, 2016 9:56:00 PM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I just had to make sure he was breathing,” “After that, I’ll get the report from the guys. I couldn’t tell you” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 15, 2016 8:47:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Jordan Morris ) : “Jordan is not Oba, and Oba is not Jordan,” External link

seattletimes Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:52:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I try to answer things honestly but with some context. I don’t like saying it in these terms, but every single game is so important to us,” External link

seattletimes Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:10:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I let them do most of their own stuff today,” External link

seattletimes Friday, August 5, 2016 12:46:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said ( about Cristian Roldan ) : “That was the starting point for the lineup choice,” “I thought the formation worked. I thought Cristian and Ozzie were very good, and that’s a good team. I thought (our) front four was very good. They were creating stuff. This week, it’ll be a little bit of fine-tuning” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “At halftime, we spoke directly to the outside backs, Joevin and Tyrone, to unleash the parking brake and go,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I don’t like dropping too deep,” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “As far as the stamp on the team goes, I think you saw a glimpse of it,” “I think every player on that field worked. They all believed. They all did exactly what was asked. … It’s their team, their group. Holding each other accountable. What was it, 92 minutes? I liked the team for 91 minutes and 30 seconds” External link

seattletimes Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:38:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “Other than that little glitch, you saw his ability to cover ground at a high level, to connect passes, to run the team, there were a lot of positives out of that,” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 1, 2016 5:31:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : “I came in after the game and said my piece,” External link

seattletimes Monday, August 1, 2016 5:31:00 AM EAT

Brian Schmetzer said : "I have absolutely no complaint about their commitment to the game, it's just we need to score the second goal, the third goal, the fourth goal," "It's not good. We're all frustrated" External link

azcentral Monday, August 1, 2016 3:00:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
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assistant2.64%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
head coach7.49%EN02/23/201723/02/2017
new coach1.76%EN01/25/201725/01/2017
interim head coach4.85%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
current coach0.88%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
assistant coach5.29%EN12/11/201611/12/2016
only coach0.88%EN12/10/201610/12/2016
under head coach0.44%EN12/01/201601/12/2016
interim coach12.33%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
Names Lang Count
Brian SchmetzerEN95.96%
Brian SchmetzerFR3.03%
Brian SchmetzerPT1.01%


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