Friday, July 14, 2006

Arena Out as US Head Coach

The US Soccer website is reporting that Bruce Arena's contract, which is set to expire at the end of 2006, will not be renewed. This was announced today at Conference call at 12pm EST.

I hate to see him go, but I'm happy to see him leave.

Bruce Almighty (well, not so much mighty anymore) was the best coach for the USA when he became the Head Coach in 1998. He guided us through 2002 qualifications, got us a 3rd place finish in the 1999 Confederations Cup, we won 2 Gold Cups under his guidance. We placed first in CONCACAF qualification for 2006, under his lead. He raised the bar for US Soccer.

Now it is his time to go. I guess when you stay in one place too long, your feet go to sleep. I think that Bruce started to fall asleep at the job, not in what he did, in what he didn't do.

Good bye Bruce Arena. Enjoy New York.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to change directions and take the next step. I hope they either hire Nowak who is obviously having a lot of success in MLS or Klinsman. Klinsman is the best bet since US soccer style is very similar to German style - physical without to much of uneccessary flair.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Stay the Hell away from Peter, USSF! Go get Jurgen, but peter is DC United's.

2:46 PM  

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