A coach with a highly successful record in both college and professional soccer.
Schmid, who was born in Germany and emigrated to the United States as a child, has been head coach of three MLS teams, and has won significant championships with each of them. He was coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy from 1999 to 2004 and won an MLS championship there in 2002. He was coach of the Columbus Crew from 2006 to 2008, and won an MLS championship there in 2008. He has been coach of the Seattle Sounders from 2009 to present, and won three consecutive U.S. Open Cup championships there, in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Earlier, Schmid had been coach at UCLA from 1980 to 1999, and won the NCAA championship three times. During his 19 years at UCLA, his teams there produced such outstanding future national-team players as Paul Caligiuri, Cobi Jones and Brad Friedel.
Schmid has been a coach with U.S. Soccer Federation teams on several occasions, including as an assistant coach of the U.S. team at the 1994 World Cup and as head coach of the U.S. teams at the 1999 and 2005 Under-20 World Cups.
Inducted in 2015.