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September 15, 2009 at 1:28 PM

Seeking help from you, and quotes from Sigi Schmid from today

So I’ve talked myself into playing on a rec soccer team this season and need an inexpensive pair of shoes. Anyone out there know where I can get an inexpensive pair in Seattle or Tukwila area?
A cool thing I saw today: Fitness coach David Tenney and assistant coach Kurt Schmid running up Interurban Ave. not long after practice, wearing the same gear they had on in practice. You just don’t see pro team personnel doing that too often, although I recall seeing Jim Mora and Will Lewis, Seahawks pro personnel director, running in the streets around the old Kirkland facility a couple of times.
SIGI SCHMID:
On Fredy Montero:
“He’s been very good for the most part. I think he had a couple of phases when he drifted away a little bit in terms of his being able to have success and score goals. But I think also, as the season has gone on, he has really matured. One thing I liked about his performance in [Washington] D.C. is something maybe a lot of people didn’t notice. He got fouled three times in the first eleven minutes of the game. He didn’t lose his composure. He didn’t react to any of that. He kept plugging away. I thought it was a very mature performance from that standpoint. He held the ball up front for us. He was able to take the fouls and able to convert the winning goal. As the season’s progressed, he’s become more confident. He’s understood the pace of the game in our league…while not losing some of his little specialness and his own way of playing.”
On possibility of Montero playing in Europe:
“I think it is in his future. I still think there’s advancements that hes got to make in his game. I think he knows that as well. It’s great that we have players that people talk about in that context of being able to go to Europe. On the same token, we have got to focus on this season and not worry about any of those things as it deals with any player. If we have success as a team, people are going to look at why we are having success and that means individual players are going to get attention and get notoriety and that’s part and parcel of the whole process. So we want to continue to be successful and hopefully we’ll have many players move on to Europe and it means we’ll bring many players in here that will hopefully do the same.”

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