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October 29, 1987 | ALAN DROOZ, Times Staff Writer
Like any good CPA, Sigi Schmid knows his numbers. So the UCLA soccer coach, who gave up an accounting career for the sporting life, knew this season would present some tough math. "We graduated five seniors, and we also have two kids from the team playing on the national youth team. That's like seven starters down (from last season)," Schmid said last week. "Then (Chris) Roosen broke a bone in his foot. So we're basically eight starters down from last year."
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November 22, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Jones is a Times staff writer.
It would be easy for Sigi Schmid to gloat these days. No one would blame him for walking around with a self-satisfied smile, or even with the swagger that comes from having proved critics irrefutably wrong. But that's not who Schmid is, and the former UCLA and Galaxy coach is simply enjoying the moment. On Sunday, Schmid's Columbus Crew will play the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer's championship game at the Home Depot Center in Carson.
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SPORTS
October 14, 2000
Gee, another loss for the Galaxy in MLS playoff time. Make that another shutout loss. Another scoreless game, and another mediocre season, for Cobi Jones, the unanimous winner of the league's MOP award--Most Overrated Player. Unless, of course, you prefer the latest import flop, Luis (Show me all your money) Hernandez. Jones wants $5 million to stay with the league? Funny guy, this Cobi. Perhaps "Saturday Night Live" should be his next stop. And can anyone out there tell me why Sigi Schmid was brought in as coach in place of Octavio Zambrano, who has turned New York/New Jersey into a winner in his first season?
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April 22, 2006 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Sigi Schmid is back in town, and so is Alexi Lalas. For the Galaxy's veteran players, that should make tonight interesting at the Home Depot Center. They'll be playing against their former coach for the first time while simultaneously trying to impress their former teammate in his first game as their new boss. Sound complicated? It isn't.
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March 27, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With all the wonders--and worries--of Nigeria awaiting him and his soccer team, Sigi Schmid on Friday named his 18-player U.S. roster for the FIFA World Youth Championship that begins April 3. The UCLA coach chose nine California players, four of them Bruins--goalkeeper Nick Rimando of Montclair, defender Carlos Bocanegra of Alta Loma and midfielders Ryan Futagaki of Fountain Valley and Shaun Tsakiris of Saratoga.
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November 27, 2003 | Paul Gutierrez and Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writers
That heavy sigh of relief that emanated from Carson on Wednesday was not from a turkey given an 11th-hour reprieve on the day before Thanksgiving. Rather, it was coming from embattled Galaxy Coach Sigi Schmid, whose own goose seemed to be cooked after his defending Major League Soccer champion's underachieving season ended with a playoff collapse. Embattled no more -- unless you count the vicious Internet fan attacks on message boards -- Schmid will remain the team's coach for the 2004 season.
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April 22, 2006 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Sigi Schmid is back in town, and so is Alexi Lalas. For the Galaxy's veteran players, that should make tonight interesting at the Home Depot Center. They'll be playing against their former coach for the first time while simultaneously trying to impress their former teammate in his first game as their new boss. Sound complicated? It isn't.
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October 3, 1999 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The MLS Western Conference championship remains an open competition, but as the Galaxy enters the final week of the regular season, Coach Sigi Schmid has begun to focus on the big picture. With or without the home-field advantage that comes with winning the conference title, the Galaxy is assured a berth in the playoffs.
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October 9, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
And so, a Major League Soccer regular season that began in turmoil for the Galaxy comes down to the final game. If the Galaxy (19-12) can defeat the Kansas City Wizards (8-23) at Arrowhead Stadium tonight, it will be the Western Conference champion. Not that Coach Sigi Schmid is overly concerned about that. He's looking further ahead--to the playoffs and, specifically, the MLS championship game in Foxboro, Mass., on Nov. 21 and a possible rematch of the 1996 final against Washington D.C.
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September 11, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Having steered his team safely into Major League Soccer's playoffs, Galaxy Coach Sigi Schmid is not about to ease up. With six regular-season games remaining, including tonight's 7:30 match against the defending champion Chicago Fire at the Rose Bowl, the Galaxy is in first place in the Western Conference. Schmid wants it to stay there, and beating the second-place Fire will help.
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October 30, 2004 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Sigi Schmid, who was unexpectedly fired as coach of the Galaxy on Aug. 16 after almost six predominantly successful seasons in Major League Soccer, Friday was named coach of the United States under-20 national team. It will be Schmid's second tour with the under-20s. He coached the team in 1998-99, taking it to the second round of the FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria.
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August 17, 2004 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
First place, as dubious as it was, was not enough to save him. Neither were the three trophies Sigi Schmid won with the Galaxy or the quick start his club got off to this season. Turns out Doug Hamilton, the Galaxy president and general manager, did not like the direction in which he sensed the Galaxy was headed. On Monday, over lunch and with eight games left in the regular season, he fired Schmid.
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June 19, 2004 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Galaxy Coach Sigi Schmid has long maintained that he enjoys matching wits with Bob Bradley, the coach of the New York/New Jersey MetroStars. The two kept up a good rivalry during the five years that Bradley coached the Chicago Fire, and it continued last season when Bradley took charge of the MetroStars. If anything, it intensified. In 2003, the Galaxy, then the reigning Major League Soccer champion, failed to defeat Bradley's MetroStars in three attempts.
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January 12, 2004 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Galaxy Coach Sigi Schmid, who came close to being fired at the end of the 2003 Major League Soccer season, said Sunday that he is not a candidate for the vacant UCLA position. Schmid, who won three NCAA titles in 19 years as the Bruins' coach, said he would prefer to rebuild the Galaxy rather than return to Westwood. Former Columbus Crew coach Tom Fitzgerald resigned as UCLA's coach Friday to return to the University of Tampa.
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November 27, 2003 | Paul Gutierrez and Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writers
That heavy sigh of relief that emanated from Carson on Wednesday was not from a turkey given an 11th-hour reprieve on the day before Thanksgiving. Rather, it was coming from embattled Galaxy Coach Sigi Schmid, whose own goose seemed to be cooked after his defending Major League Soccer champion's underachieving season ended with a playoff collapse. Embattled no more -- unless you count the vicious Internet fan attacks on message boards -- Schmid will remain the team's coach for the 2004 season.
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October 18, 2003 | Paul Gutierrez and Jim Barrero, Times Staff Writers
The losses the Galaxy has suffered on the field this season have paled in comparison to the beatings Coach Sigi Schmid has taken on Internet message boards. Irate fans are calling for Schmid's job in the wake of the team's worst season. But with two matches remaining in the regular season and at least a two-game playoff after that -- all against rival San Jose -- Galaxy General Manager Doug Hamilton is defending Schmid, although he stopped short of issuing a vote of confidence for his coach.
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May 26, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After watching his team get shut out its last two games, Galaxy Coach Sigi Schmid has made it clear what he expects tonight against the New England Revolution at the Rose Bowl. Something out of the ordinary from one or more of his high-profile players. Recently, however, the unexpected has been in short supply and teams have learned that if they pack their defense, the Galaxy rarely can break through.
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May 9, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES
If he ever decides to give up soccer, Sigi Schmid could try his hand as a palm reader. The Galaxy coach, in Tampa, Fla., for tonight's game against the Mutiny, looks almost prescient in light of his recent player moves. On Friday, he signed free-agent defender Craig Waibel and waived midfielder Brian Kelly. On Saturday, defender Alexi Lalas was sidelined with an injury that likely will keep him out for several weeks. Did Schmid know Lalas was injured when he signed Waibel?
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March 29, 2003 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
The Galaxy on Friday rewarded Coach Sigi Schmid for bringing the Major League Soccer title to Los Angeles last season, giving him a multiyear contract that will keep him in charge of the team for at least the next two seasons and probably longer. Schmid, who became the Galaxy's coach in April 1999, has led it to victory in the CONCACAF Champions Cup in 2000, the U.S. Open Cup in 2001 and the MLS Cup in 2002. He has a 76-41-19 overall record in MLS.
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May 26, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After watching his team get shut out its last two games, Galaxy Coach Sigi Schmid has made it clear what he expects tonight against the New England Revolution at the Rose Bowl. Something out of the ordinary from one or more of his high-profile players. Recently, however, the unexpected has been in short supply and teams have learned that if they pack their defense, the Galaxy rarely can break through.
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