Schmetzer and Pineda MLS Cup
Corky Trewin

Brian Schmetzer and Ben Dragavon join the latest episode of Winging it with Zak and Brad

The latest episode of Winging it with Zak and Brad is here!

This week, Head Coach Brian Schmetzer joined the pod to discuss the team’s return to voluntary individual training.

Schmetzer, who coached both Steve Zakuani and Brad Evans during their playing days with the club, discusses how getting back on the pitch has boosted squad morale during in the midst of an unprecedented situation.

“They were really, really excited to see each other,” said Schmetzer. “The second part of that is they were excited to open their legs up a little bit, get on the grass field again and kick a ball around.”

During the rest of the interview, they pour over myriad topics, including the 2009 squad, using the down time to tweak the team’s game model, integrating João Paulo, and his favorite moments as a player and coach.

Later in the episode, Zak and Brad catch up with former Sounders goalkeeper Ben Dragavon to discuss the rich pipeline of ‘keepers that have emerged from the state of Washington over the years.

You can listen to the full episode HERE.