Arena out as US Coach


Bruce Arena will not have his contract renewed as Head Coach of the US Men’s National team USSF President Sunil Gulati announced today.

Thus ends an 8 year era of ups and downs for US Soccer. When Bruce Arena took over the job following the disastrous World Cup in 1998 he brought with him an unrivaled knowledge of American Soccer, the MLS and the NCAA. However as time passed Arena’s caustic attitude towards the media and critics became more tiresome than ever. We have beat the issue of Bruce Arena’s decision making leading up and during the 2006 World Cup to death on this website. We can continue to argue, should we have scheduled differently, and should players like Jay DeMerit have been given a look by the national team. But now that Arena’s fate is sealed it’s important to look at the future of US Soccer, not just for 2010 but beyond.

How do we improve MLS and the USL as well as youth development system? Do we need more Americans playing in Europe? How are the Americans who have left MLS and headed across the pond faring against tougher opposition? Those issues and much much more will be discussed on this new website.

For now, post your thoughts about Arena and the future US coach here.

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