Ten years later, Bruce is back.
US Soccer announced on Tuesday that it has hired Bruce Arena for his second stint as the US national team head coach, bringing the 65-year-old on board from the LA Galaxy after Jurgen Klinsmann was fired on Monday.
Arena coached the USMNT from 1998-2006, leading the country to the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup and registering more wins than any other coach in American history before being dismissed following the 2006 World Cup. He’d been with the Galaxy since 2008, winning three MLS Cups, two Supporters’ Shields and registering the best record in MLS with LA before taking over the US job on Tuesday.
The only person to ever lead the USMNT at two World Cups, Arena will now have his shot at a third.