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December 11, 2008 at 4:26 PM

Report: MLS investigating Sounders FC for “improprieties”

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the Columbus Crew has filed tampering charges against Sounders FC in their pursuit of Sigi Schmid as a candidate for head coach.

Here’s a key passage in the article: “The Crew has halted, temporarily, at least, any plans for Schmid to join the expansion Seattle Sounders, filing tampering charges that prompted Schmid to decide not to return to Columbus.”

I was expecting word from MLS office in New York regarding the matter but never heard back from the league with any kind of statement today, at least not yet. I have also asked Sounders FC for comment on the situation and am waiting to hear back on that.

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