“Our expectation is that they’ll both be back next year,” Schmid said today.
He also said that Steve Zakuani’s shoulder surgery was successful this morning. It’s a shoulder that he injured in college and aggravated the injury a couple of times this season.
Zach Scott had groin surgery but was told by doctors that he can be aggressive in his return to play. He should be close to 100 percent in four or five weeks, Schmid said.
Schmid leaves for Los Angeles tomorrow to watch a couple of Division II college games, though his wife might not be too happy about that, he joked.
“I told her Saturday all day I’d be all hers, until we went to the UCLA game in the evening. I guess it’s hard for me to turn it off. Right now I’m not anxious to watch MLS games. I don’t want to go the Home Depot and watch the Galaxy game. I don’t want to watch the Chicago game live because that tears up my heart because I know we were able to beat all those teams and we’re as good as those teams.”
After MLS Cup, Schmid will be able to get away over Thanksgiving and Christmas, but will be making trips to see college playoffs and possibly go overseas to look at players this offseason.