ASN Morning Read: Welcome Back, Bruce Arena
It's real, and it's spectacular. The former United States national team manager becomes the current United States national team manager, and he has his work cut out for him.
BY Noah Davis Posted
November 23, 2016
November 23, 2016
- It's Official: Bruce Arena Takes Over as U.S. Coach
- Danny Williams Eager to Show Arena What He Offers
- Many words about how Arena will coach: "Arena's always stressed "partnerships," choosing players who could work together to make each other better, and then subsequently make the team better. He's also stressed consistency in lineups and clarity in purpose, which should make it easier for new additions to adjust to their roles. That's how he took a team that was both dead last in France and dead to the world in terms of confidence, and molded it into a group that immediately played with a new lease on life. He'll have to pull off something close to the same trick over the next few months. The new era of the USMNT is here, and it feels a lot like the good old days are here with it."
- More Arena: "I've had 10 years on the field at the club level [since leaving the U.S. in ’06] and I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented players in the world, and to understand how they work and how to build a team and continue to grow on the tactical side, continue to grow on how to deal with players, learning how to plan and playing away [from home] and playing in big matches. I think 10 years later, I’m better prepared to do this job than I was in 1998, 2002 and ultimately 2006. The experiences I’ve had will benefit the program."
- Klinsmann was classy to the end.
- Also, MLS playoffs happened. Montreal over Toronto, 3-2 and Seattle over Colorado, 2-1. Plus, this:
DPs & #usmnt players having quite the night: Piatti, Altidore, Giovinco, Bradley, Morris, Jones, Doyle, Lodeiro - all either score or assist— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) November 23, 2016
- Sure, they couldn't get the field painted right, but that's a lot of people:
MLS playoff matches in Montreal and Seattle on a Tuesday night combined to draw 103,778 fans.— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) November 23, 2016
- Oguchi Onyewu has a new career.