Schmid: Goal scorers a rare breed

he has two goals. Last Saturday was a good example. I know one was a penalty, but he was the player who was taken down on the play. He is a player who is hard to take off the field because you know at any moment he can score and win the game for you.

Twellman will go where no man has gone before. He is unafraid. That is also why he has taken more than his fair share of injuries. He is more active than Ruiz, but Taylor makes his living in the box and sacrifices everything to get on the end of passes. Ruiz is more skillful but Twellman never gives the defender a break.

Ruiz and Twellman - or vice versa - are goal scorers. There are very few left in the game around the world and MLS is blessed to have two and maybe a few more just around the corner.

A goal scorer is what every coach wants and then causes gray hair because they are not always easy to coach or integrate into the team. But for me personally, I will take one every time. I already have the gray hair.

Sigi Schmid is one of the winningest coaches in MLS history, having led the Los Angeles Galaxy to four honors in his five-plus years at the helm, including the 2002 MLS Cup championship. Send comments to Sigi at sigischmid@hotmail.com. Views and opinions expressed in this column views and opinions are the author's, and not necessarily those of Major League Soccer or MLSnet.com.


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