Miami, FL (Thursday, January 3, 2019) by Kenneth Russo
Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami today announced that it has retained the services of Kurt Schmid as the club’s first Technical Director.
Schmid has worked in Major League Soccer for the past ten years, and moves to Miami after a career with the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Seattle Sounders.
Kurt will begin working with Sporting Director Paul McDonough on all soccer-related initiatives of the first team and the academy, with a particular focus on leading scouting efforts. The club’s scouting will include both local and international players.
Sporting Director Paul McDonough said, “We are extremely happy to welcome Kurt to the Inter Miami family. His deep roots in the national soccer landscape, paired with his vast global scouting experience will be an invaluable component for our club and our technical staff.”
Kurt’s career highlights include working as an assistant coach and a scout for Seattle in the clubs first season in MLS in 2009. He spent seven seasons with Seattle, during which time the club won four U.S. Open Cups (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014) and one Supporters’ Shield (2014). In 2016, he became the head scout. After Seattle won MLS Cup in 2016, he was named Director of Player Personnel.
In 2017, Kurt became the Director of Player Personnel and Scouting for the Los Angeles Galaxy. His career also goes back to the university level, where he worked at Saint Mary’s College as an Assistant Coach, later working in the same capacity at the University of California Irvine in 2007-08. Kurt also played soccer while attending Wake Forest University and UCLA. He won an NCAA Chanpionship with UCLA in 2002. He is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Business Economics.