Sigi Schmid released from hospital

Nov 23, 2009, 6:00 PM | Updated: Apr 5, 2011, 9:50 am

Seattle Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid is out of the hospital after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

The team says that Schmid was released on Monday. He spent four nights at Overlake Hospital in suburban Bellevue after being admitting last Thursday night after having trouble breathing.

Schmid says he’d like to thank fans for their good wishes and after spending the holiday with family will “be back in the office next week.”

Schmid helped Seattle become the first expansion team since Chicago in 1998 to reach the Major League Soccer playoffs in its first year. The Sounders finished the regular season 12-7-11 before losing to Houston in the first round of the playoffs.

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