I just got off the phone with Brian Schmetzer. He was watching film of FC Dallas but he was nice enough to stop and take some time to talk to me about the U.S. Open Cup.
Schmetzer, in case you don't know, is head coach of the Seattle Sounders. The USL-1 side will play FC Dallas on Tuesday at Qwest Field in a U.S. Open Cup semifinal.
I'm writing the story up for The Press-Enterprise and it'll run on Tuesday. Look out for it then, but also keep an eye out for some of the things he said that because of room won't make it into the column, which I'll post here.