Bruce Arena

United States Men's National Team

For first time under Arena, USMNT heads into camp with full-strength squad

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Bruce Arena has already been in charge of the U.S. Men's National Team for roughly six months. During those six months, Arena has taken charge of two friendlies and two World Cup qualifiers as the USMNT jumped back into the picture following a rough qualifying start.

Now, with two more vital matches looming, Arena gets his first taste of a full roster, one which is among the strongest USMNT squads put together in quite some time.

USMNT roster for June 2017 games

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The USMNT has three games on the June 2017 schedule, a friendly and two World Cup qualifiers. The USMNT plays Venezuela on June 3 at Rio Tinto Stadium (10pm ET - FS1) in an international friendly. The USMNT returns to World Cup qualifying on June 9 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park against Trinidad & Tobago (7:50pm - FS1) and is away to Mexico on June 13 (8:30pm - FS1).

Arena’s decisions for the next round of World Cup qualifying

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 18, 2017) US Soccer Players - Two weeks from Saturday, the USMNT will return to match play with a friendly vs Venezuela at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. It's a warm-up before pivotal World Cup qualifiers vs. Trinidad & Tobago on June 8 and at Mexico on the 11.

Arena hopes to bring in Dwyer before the end of the summer

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Dom Dwyer just recently became eligible to represent the U.S. on the international level, and it didn't take long for Bruce Arena to reveal his plans for the Sporting KC forward.

Speaking at a press conference in Orlando, the U.S. Men's National Team coach says he'd like to bring Dwyer in by the end of the summer.

A look at the USMNT centerback options in wake of Brooks injury

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John Brooks certainly made a leap at the Copa America. He was previously viewed as an up-and-comer, one that was still forging his game with both the U.S. Men's National Team and Hertha Berlin. The tournament was a coming out party but, in the months that followed, Brooks' time on the field has been anything but consistent.

Bruce Arena takes an uncharacteristic flyer: Why?

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 14, 2017) US Soccer Players - Bruce Arena held a conference call with select members of the media on Thursday. Surprisingly enough, the man put in charge of the USMNT as the proverbial "safe set of hands" managed to make headlines for an unexpected reason.

Arena believes USMNT can start "talking about winning a World Cup" by 2026

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Bruce Arena is the first to admit that there's work to be done in the present as the U.S. Men's National Team looks to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. However, given all of the recent headlines, the USMNT head coach is looking ahead a bit to what could be a defining moment in U.S. Soccer.

On Monday, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced that the three have submitted a bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer’s institutional memory

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 30, 2017) US Soccer Players - March's World Cup qualifiers are over. The USMNT have banked four points from a potential six this month, meeting the coach's stated goal. That's restored at least some measure of calm to the process of qualifying for Russia 2018 from the CONCACAF Hexagonal.

Pulisic earns praise from Arena after passing Panama test

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Like everyone else associated with American soccer, Bruce Arena watched from afar as Christian Pulisic ascended from prospect to star. He watched Pulisic dominate the youth level before making the leap into Bundesliga and Champions League play. He watched his initial performances with the U.S. Men's National Team and, like many, was impressed.

USMNT vs. Panama: Your Live Commentary

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Following Friday's 6-0 destruction of Honduras, the U.S. Men's National Team turns its focus towards Panama as World Cup qualifying continues.

The U.S. travels to Panama for Tuesday night's clash, which could see Bruce Arena and co. jump all the way to third in the Hexagonal standings.

USMNT vs. Honduras: What to Watch For

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The U.S. Men's National Team took care of business on Friday night, but the task at hand is not quite finished.

On Tuesday, the U.S. will look to make it a perfect international break with a road win over Panama. It will be a tough ask, as all road CONCACAF matches are, but the USMNT's display on Friday showed a team more than capable of taking down any team in the region.

Bruce Arena stands up for American soccer

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 24, 2017) US Soccer Players - It's not that Bruce Arena's semi-regular musings on the state of American soccer didn't matter while he was leading the LA Galaxy. He won three MLS Cup titles, two Supporters Shields, and fully cemented his place as the greatest American soccer coach.

Who should the USMNT start vs. Honduras?

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Friday's World Cup qualifier is all but a must-win for the U.S. Men's National Team. After sputtering through the opening two matches of the Hexagonal round, the U.S. faces a colossal challenge on Friday as the team looks to right the ship against Honduras.

In any scenario, a World Cup qualifier in CONCACAF is tough, but making Friday all the more difficult are a slew of notable absences.

USMNT roll up their sleeves by the Bay

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 23, 2017) US Soccer Players - Experience, aggression and commitment are the tools of choice for the USMNT as they wade into a pressure-packed World Cup qualifying encounter with Honduras at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California on Friday (10:30pm ET - FS1).

SBI Question of the Day: Which USMNT centerback pairing should start vs. Honduras?

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The U.S. Men's National Team's injury issues have been highly publicized in the week leading up to Friday's World Cup qualifier against Honduras. Stars Bobby Wood, Fabian Johnson and DeAndre Yedlin are on the mend, leaving Bruce Arena with some big decisions on how to reshuffle and reshape his starting XI.

SBI Question of the Day: Which position is biggest concern for USMNT heading into March qualifiers?

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Bruce Arena's roster has been ravaged by injuries as World Cup qualifiers loom. Several players, most of which were presumed starters, will not be joining camp as the U.S. Men's National Team faces a pair of vital World Cup qualifiers.

Naturally, there are some concerns.

Bobby Wood, Fabian Johnson and DeAndre Yedlin headline the notable injury absences for the U.

Bruce Arena picks his USMNT squad – now what?

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - The final countdown to this month's massive World Cup qualifying matches began in earnest on Wednesday. Bruce Arena unveiled his 24-man USMNT roster for the games against Honduras On March 24 and Panama on the 28.

Bedoya welcomes "clean slate" ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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On paper, the U.S. Men's National Team is in a hole after two disappointing losses to start the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. However, with a new coach, Bruce Arena, in charge, one of the team's veteransis welcoming a clean slate entering next Friday's clash with Honduras at Avaya Stadium.

'Invaluable' Dempsey joins several new faces as USMNT faces vital qualifiers

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Just days ago, Bruce Arena said he didn't expect Clint Dempsey to join the U.S. Men's National Team for World Cup qualifiers. After several months away from the field with an irregular heartbeat, Dempsey simply wasn't expected to be ready and the USMNT boss was in no rush to throw him right back into the fire.

Dempsey, Howard, Cameron headline USMNT squad for World Cup qualifiers

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Facing a must-win scenario, Bruce Arena turned to a group of U.S. Men's National Team regulars for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Included in that group is a bit of a surprise: Clint Dempsey.

Dempsey joins Tim Howard, Geoff Cameron and Michael Bradley to headline a 23-man roster that includes 19 players with World Cup qualifying experience.

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USA opens football training camp in Colorado

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Chicago (AFP) – Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore highlight a group of 27 players invited to USA Soccer’s training camp as the national team prepares to play two World Cup qualifiers in June.

Dempsey and Altidore are two of 11 players on the invite list who have played in 10 or more FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

USA opens football training camp in Colorado

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Chicago (AFP) – Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore highlight a group of 27 players invited to USA Soccer’s training camp as the national team prepares to play two World Cup qualifiers in June.

Dempsey and Altidore are two of 11 players on the invite list who have played in 10 or more FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

US held by Panama in FIFA World Cup qualifier

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Panama City (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena accused Panama of targeting teenage star Christian Pulisic after a rugged CONCACAF World Cup qualifying battle ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Clint Dempsey scored his fourth goal in two games to give the US a precious point on the road as they aim to get their World Cup qualification campaign back on track under Arena following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann in November.

US held by Panama in FIFA World Cup qualifier

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Panama City (AFP) – United States coach Bruce Arena accused Panama of targeting teenage star Christian Pulisic after a rugged CONCACAF World Cup qualifying battle ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.

Clint Dempsey scored his fourth goal in two games to give the US a precious point on the road as they aim to get their World Cup qualification campaign back on track under Arena following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann in November.

Clint Dempsey may have to start in must-win World Cup qualifier

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Bobby Wood's injury has left Bruce Arena with some tough choices.

Clint Dempsey's status within the United States national team has been on quite a roller-coaster over the past few months.

First we expected Dempsey to at least get invited to January camp. After it was revealed he'd stay with the Sounders, head coach Bruce Arena strongly hinted that the USMNT would be playing the upcoming World Cup qualifiers without their second-leading all-time scorer.

US national football team calls Dempsey, Howard for WC2018 qualifying

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Chicago (AFP) – US coach Bruce Arena called upon forward Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard, both veterans coming off serious injuries, for World Cup qualifying duty Wednesday ahead of crucial matches.

Seattle Sounders’ Dempsey had been sidelined due to an irregular heartbeat and rejoins the US squad for the first time since Copa America Centenario last June.

Jordan Morris joins Clint Dempsey on USA’s World Cup qualifying roster

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Bruce Arena is taking the Seattle Sounders attack with him to face Honduras and Panama.

With World Cup qualifying a bit in doubt, USMNT coach Bruce Arena is turning to the Seattle Sounders for offense. He called both Jordan Morris and Clint Dempsey into the 23-man roster that will be available to face Honduras on March 24 and Panama on March 28.

Clint Dempsey named to USMNT’s 2018 World Cup qualifying roster

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Bruce Arena makes announcement during appearance on Colin Cowherd's radio show.

Clint Dempsey will be part of the United States' upcoming World Cup qualifiers, after all. Head coach Bruce Arena made the announcement during an appearance on Colin Cowherd's radio show, about 45 minutes before the full roster was revealed.

Next two games could determine Clint Dempsey’s status for World Cup qualifiers

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So, Bruce hasn't decided what to do, after all.

Just a couple days after tamping down the likelihood that Clint Dempsey would participate in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, United States men's national team coach Bruce Arena left the door wide open for a quick return.

During a Facebook Live question-and-answer session, Arena seemed to indicate that Dempsey's performances in the next couple games could determine whether or not the veteran is called in for the March 24 and 28 matches.

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Major Link Soccer: Moving on from Jurgen Klinsmann

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When moving on from a long relationship, sometimes the best thing is to make a clean break

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Sounder at Heart and I split up over a long distance relationship about five months ago, but the site made the mistake of not making a clean break and letting me hang around. Now they've got me showing up writing articles again, and everyone is confused about the nature of our relationship (for good reason.

USMNT draws with Panama in World Cup Qualifiers, Lionel Messi suspended and more: Wednesday Freedom Kicks

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Also, more unfortunate news for a former D.C. player.

Hi. As Donald is travelling back from being away support last night, I'm helping out in a pinch.

Panama vs. USA, 2018 World Cup qualifiers (Stars and Stripes FC): It wasn't a pretty match, and Bruce Arena had to make due with a patchwork backline, and I don't think Jurgen Klinsmann would have walked away with 4 points in the last two games, so it wasn't a bad result.

United States-Honduras Preview: A must win home game for the USMNT

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It's seemingly a must win for Bruce Arena and the USMNT, but can a depleted squad pull out three points against Honduras?

The United States has zero points and sit in last place in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Jurgen Klinsmann is out, Bruce Arena is in and the monumental task facing the USMNT now is Honduras.

Where to find USA vs. Honduras on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Honduras, you’ve come to the right place.

With the United States Men’s National Team sitting at the bottom of their World Cup qualifying group after a string of disappointing results under then head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the US will be desperate for a win tonight in San Jose under the guidance of head coach Bruce Arena.

Where to find USA vs. Honduras on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Honduras, you’ve come to the right place.

With the United States Men’s National Team sitting at the bottom of their World Cup qualifying group after a string of disappointing results under then head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the US will be desperate for a win tonight in San Jose under the guidance of head coach Bruce Arena.

USA vs. Honduras preview, TV times and team news

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November’s pair of World Cup qualifiers was an unmitigated disaster for the US Men’s National Team (USMNT), so much so that it cost Jurgen Klinsmann his job. The US saw their winning streak over Mexico in Columbus snapped and then got mauled 4-0 down in Costa Rica. Bruce Arena had an interesting January Camp and is ready for his third go round in the Hexagonal.

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The USMNT needs three points in San Jose

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The soccer news starts with the USMNT in action tonight against Honduras in San Jose (10:30pm ET - FS1). Is there going to be a pregame that pushes that start time closer to 11pm on the East Coast? Of course there is.

After months of concern, we're all well aware of what's at stake for the USMNT.

UEFA and the super clubs

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The soccer news starts with UEFA noticing how their soccer clubs spend their money. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is talking luxury tax, squad limits, and the transfer market, in an attempt to curb the payrolls of the super clubs. Fair enough in theory, but it's worth asking how the clubs are going to respond to UEFA attempting to impose limits.

First-leg goes MLS’s way in Dallas, Arena’s roster

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The soccer news starts with an MLS result in the Champions League. FC Dallas came back to take the first-leg of their semifinal series with Pachuca 2-1 at Toyota Stadium. With Omar Gonzalez in Pachuca's starting eleven, Franco Jara put them up in the 3rd minute. Maxi Urruti equalized for Dallas in the 44th with Kellyn Acosta scoring from a free kick in the 58th.

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USMNT World Cup Qualifying & more: Freedom Kicks for 3/28/17

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This team will win every game 6-0 from now on, I just know it.

Happy USMNT game day, folks! And, I gotta say, it's the first USMNT game day in a while about which I am actually not thoroughly ugh. 6-0 wins, man, they're quite a boost.

Unsurprisingly, lots of links about the United States today, but there are some other things as well, so vamos!

USA vs. Honduras preview with Matt Doyle, D.C. United vs. Columbus review: Filibuster 229

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We have to reflect on D.C. United before getting to the USMNT

D.C. United is off this weekend, but Filibuster is not! Jason, Ben, and Adam are here to talk about (another) depressing game. We talk about the penalty kicks in the recent loss to Columbus Crew SC and wonder why D.C. United is so bad in March throughout their history.