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Schmid ties MLS record, another honor ahead?

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Oct. 19, 2009 at 6:18 pm with No Comments »
October 19, 2009 6:18 pm

Sigi Schmid
Sigi Schmid
Considering the win over Kansas City pushed the Sounders into the playoffs, considerably less attention was paid to Sigi Schmid drawing even with Bob Bradley with an MLS record 124 coaching wins.

I asked him today if he had take any time to consider that personal achievement.

“I haven’t really thought about that,” he said. “You just go from game to game to game. When I was in Columbus and got my hundredth win, I didn’t even know it was my hundredth win until they told me before the game. All I want to do is continue to do well game after game. If you do well enough, then things might just happen.”

Meanwhile, MLSnet.com has this feature on Schmid being among four coaches and six administrators named to the National Soccer Hall of Fame’s Election 2010 Builder Ballot.

According to the release:

Builder candidates are selected for the Final Ballot by the votes of the Builder Screening Committee, composed of 16 Hall of Famers. The committee selected candidates from the 59 eligible builders listed Preliminary Ballot. Thirty-four candidates received votes in the Screening Committee process. In a change from past elections, current rule require ten candidates to appear on the Builder and Veteran Player Final Ballots.

The final ballot will be distributed later in the month to all Hall of Famers and a select group of soccer administrators. To be elected to the Hall of Fame, the leading candidate must appear on at least 50% of ballots cast. Elections rules permit the election of two builders should the top candidates tie and meet the 50 percent standard. Announcement of results is planned for early next year.

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