New head coach for the USA Team
Next Thursday, December 1st, soccer coach Bruce Arenas will assume the role as Team USA head coach, with the mission to raise the USMNT back from the ashes. United States Men National Soccer Team is in its worst position in decades. In the last years, their performances were getting worse and worse every time they step on the field. Now, with time running out, coach Bruce Arena has been called out to save the day!
Last year’s Gold Cup had high expectations on host team USA. Nonetheless, Jamaica was able to easily put an end to those hopes by eliminating the USNMT 2-1. This was the beginning of the end for head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who surprisingly had U.S Federation President, Sunil Gulati full confidence, and support, even after his continuous bad results. However, Gulati finally decided it was enough after team USA horrible World Cup qualifier start.
Klinsmann was fired immediately after a 2-1 home loss to Mexico and a 4-0 rout at Costa Rica, setting U.S. soccer in the worst position in the final round of 2018 World Cup qualifying. Now, the U.S. is in danger of failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.
The right man to lead the USA team
Unlike Jurgen Klinsmann, Bruce Arena is well supported by a legacy of achievements. Arena, the Brooklyn-born was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010 and five years later was named the recipient of the prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award, the highest honor that an individual can receive from the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Arena will return to the USMNT main seat after ten years. Where he led between 1998 and 2006, collecting 71 wins. He is famously known for guiding the U.S. to its best finish in the World Cup in more than 80 years with a quarterfinal appearance in 2002. He also led the U.S. to its second and third regional titles with championships at the 2002 and 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cups, as well as a third-place finish at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup.
After his eight-year in charged of the U.S. Men’s National Team, he won five MLS Cups with LA Galaxy and DC United. He also achieved the MLS Coach of the Year award three times.
Jurgen Klinsmann had a remarkable career as a football player. As a coach, he is known for revolutionizing the German national team’s game. Nonetheless, many believe that the real orchestrator of Germany’s comeback was Klinsmann’s assistant, Joachim Low, who recently won the 2014 World Cup, as Germany’s head coach.
Make it interesting for the USA team
Team USA is not looking good so far, but it doesn’t mean people will lose interest in playing some action. The trick is to make interesting. Take advantage of the situation and come up with some cool and interesting bets. For instance, how many wins will coach Bruce Arena get during the Russian World Cup qualifiers? Or will team USA make it to the 2018 World Cup? Keep it simple, but fun.