Bruce Arena resigns as USMNT coach

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Bruce Arena resigns as USMNT coach

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Bruce Arena and the USMNT face two crucial World Cup qualifiers in the next few days.

U.S. Men’s National Team coach Bruce Arena resigned Friday after missing the World Cup this week, according to Bleacher Report.

The USMNT lost to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1 on Tuesday, missing the World Cup.

“When I took the job last November, I knew there was a great challenge ahead, probably more than most people could appreciate,” Arena said in a statement released by the U.S. Soccer Federation. “Everyone involved in the program gave everything they had for the last 11 months and, in the end, we came up short. No excuses. We didn’t get the job done, and I accept responsibility.”

Arena, 66, has been the USMNT coach since 2016 and from 1998-2006. Arena also managed the LA Galaxy (2008-2016), the New York Red Bulls (2006-2007). D.C. United (1996-1998) and the United States U-23 team (1996).

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