Sigi Schmid extended through 2015

The recent run of success for Seattle Sounders FC has earned their head coach an extention. Sigi Schmid, who has been Seattle’s head coach since 2009, will now be with the team until at least 2015.
The announcement comes as the Sounders are on a nine game streak without a loss in league play, tied for second in the league table. Their last loss was May 25 in a 1-0 home loss against FC Dallas.
The team’s form has been solid despite injuries to key players throughout the season. Team star Steve Zakuani broke his leg, O’Brian White sustained a blood clot, Fredy Montero fractured his wrist, and several others have missed significant time. Yet the Sounders are scoring more than ever, with 7 goals in their last two games alone.
The Sounders are in the hunt for five trophies in 2011, including the US Open Cup, Cascadia Cup, Concacaf Champions League, MLS Cup, and Supporters Shield.  They play in the Champions league this Wednesday, and the Open Cup semifinals at the end of August.
In Schmid’s previous MLS stints with the Los Angeles Galaxy and Columbus Crew, he managed to win the MLS Cup in their third years.
Schmid talked briefly about the contract extention in a press release with the team.
“They don’t get 36,000 a game” Schmid said. “Toronto doesn’t get this. New York doesn’t get this. To me, this is Soccer City USA.”