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Joe Roth on Sigi Schmid: 'I don’t think he’s at fault here'

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Sounders majority owner voices frustrations to Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

It should come as literally no surprise that Seattle Sounders majority owner Joe Roth is not very pleased with the current state of his team. Once seemingly destined for their first MLS silverware, the Sounders found themselves in the rather uncomfortable position of rooting for the LA Galaxy against the San Jose Earthquakes. Roth voiced some of that frustration to Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl:

"We needed to win only one of our last seven games to make the playoffs, and we have blown the first six. No excuses. Every team has injuries and national team call-ups. We haven't got it done. I hope for the fans' sake and the players' we turn it around. And soon!"

While that may sound like big changes could be in the offing if the Sounders don't right the ship, Roth gives no indication head coach Sigi Schmid's job is on the line, "I don't think he's at fault here."

So make of that what you will. I happen to think that any serious talk about whether or not Schmid should be fired is something best left for the offseason. It would appear that, at the very least, the Sounders are taking a similar approach.

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