Sigi Schmid is straightfoward, even a bit sarcastic at times, and that's not a bad thing.
Still, while no MLS coach likes to lose his players for international duty, I'm not sure I understand the point by Sigi grousing about Frankie Hejduk's travel for the USMNT.
"Maybe he should get a groin pull. Isn't there another U.S. player with a groin pull? Maybe he's going to get a groin pull soon."
Does he think Donovan is somehow faking a groin injury and flying around to Europe and the U.S. for fun? It's not as if he played for the Galaxy, either. He's also skipping the Spain match and may not play versus Argentina.
As much as some will bewail that Donovan is missing both England and Spain, it's actually more important that he be healthy for qualifiers. Groin injuries are tricky things, often difficult to heal. Hopefully, Schmid hasn't brought on any karmic malady on Frankie by suggesting a groin pull is an easy thing to deal with.