Underrated and overlooked? Sounders sing "player's coach" Brian Schmetzer's praises

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Underrated and overlooked? Sounders sing "player's coach" Brian Schmetzer's praises
Underrated and overlooked? Sounders sing "player's coach" Brian Schmetzer's praises

TUKWILA, Wash. – In discussions of the top-tier coaching minds in MLS, Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer's name doesn't seem to pop up all that frequently. But should it? As the Sounders gear up to take on FC Dallas in their first-round Western Conference matchup at CenturyLink Field on Saturday in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs (3:30 pm ET | FS1, FOX Deportes in US; TSN5, TVAS in Canada), it's worth considering his resume. In 2016, he oversaw Seattle's first-ever MLS Cup title after taking over a 6-12-2 team that embarked on one of the greatest midseason turnarounds in league history. The Sounders have never finished lower than second on the Western Conference table in the years since,

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