We just got a few minutes with coach Sigi Schmid from Houston. The conference call had been scheduled for discussion about the Sounders game against the Dynamo on Saturday. However, that ended up taking the back seat to the news that Bob Bradley has been fired as coach of the U.S. national team.
"I’m just reading it now," Schmid said. "Obviously coaching the national team is a difficult thing. Bob had a run here of just under six year, five years, and it’s difficult. I don’t know what U.S. Soccer is going on with their thought process, what they’re looking at. Obviously now they have some games coming up. They’ve got to put somebody in place. But that’s something they have to worry about. I’ve got to worry about Seattle Sounders and our game at Houston on Saturday.
Schmid is on anyone's short list of possible replacement candidates. He was asked if he would be interested.
"That’s something that I really don’t need to answer because nobody’s talked to me," he said. "I think any coach in this country –especially anybody who’s coached in America for a long time – would have interest in coaching the national team. That’s going to be a yes answer from any Ameican coach that you ask. But at the end of the day, is it the right thing, is it the right time, where are you coming from, where are you at … all that affects that ultimate decision. What I can tell you is I’m very happy where I’m at. I love the Sounders, I love Seattle, and I really like our team."