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Brian Schmetzer’s playoff history, by the numbers

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Making the playoffs the 10th straight time in MLS is impressive. The history of the Brian Schmetzer’s playoff success might be more so.

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You know that the Seattle Sounders are the greatest expansion team in MLS history. Their 10 straight playoff appearances and six major trophies is a fine collection. You know Brian Schmetzer is a big part of that; born of Seattle and excellence. The tale of Brian Schmetzer’s playoff success is even greater than that of the organizational history as a whole. It is a tale of championships at nearly every level.

MLS Head Coach (2016-present)

  • Won MLS Cup 2016
  • Lost MLS Cup 2017
  • 3 straight playoff appearances
  • 7-2-2
  • 8 shutouts
  • 15 goals scored
  • 5 goals scored against

First Assistant (2009-mid-2016)

  • 7 appearances
  • 7-9-4
  • 7 shutouts
  • 20 goals scored
  • 24 scored against

USL Head Coach (2002-2008)

  • 2 USL Cups
  • 1 USL Finals loss
  • 6 appearances in 7 years
  • 10-6-6
  • 8 shutouts
  • 26 goals scored
  • 27 goals scored against

Combined Playoff Performance as Head Coach

  • 3 trophies
  • 2 losses in final
  • 17-8-8, +10
  • 9 appearances in 10 years

As a Professional Player (1980-1995)

  • 3 appearances in 4 opportunities with Seattle Sounders, NASL
  • 0 appearances in 1 opportunity with Tulsa Roughnecks, NASL
  • 1 appearance in 1 opportunity with Seattle Sounders, A-League
  • 5 appearances in 10 opportunities with 3 titles for various indoor teams

This is his history. This is our history, and 2018’s MLS Cup Playoffs offers another opportunity to add another trophy to the shelf or emoji to the shirt.