Players, peers mourn Sigi Schmid's death

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Few individuals are responsible for the growth of soccer in the United States and the development of MLS like Sigi Schmid.

On Wednesday, the German-born tactician's family confirmed that Schmid, 65, died on Christmas Day. The universal outreach of sadness and support from former players, peers, and members of the media speaks to a manager whose leadership and reputation was felt throughout the sport.

Here's a snippet of the countless number of tributes paid by those who had the privilege of working with the two-time MLS Cup winner:

view The Score - MLS Soccer