U.S. Soccer

Head Coach Bruce Arena

Arguably the most accomplished coach in U.S. Soccer history, Bruce Arena led the program from 1998-2006 when he compiled a record of 71-30-29. Early in his first tenure, Arena worked to re-build and unite the U.S. player pool with an eye towards the 2002 FIFA World Cup. A two-time winner of the CONCACAF Gold Cup (2002, 2005), he guided the United States to an historic quarterfinal finish in the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan, shocking Portugal in their opening match before advancing out of the group and earning a 2-0 shutout against Mexico in the Round of 16.

The team finished first in CONCACAF qualifying in 2005, earning a berth to Germany after just seven of 10 matches in the final round. Friendly wins against Germany and Argentina in 1999 set the tone for Arena’s first year as MNT head coach, helping to build the U.S. side towards a third-place finish at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, where they once again defeated Germany on the way to the team’s best finish in that tournament prior to the 2009 edition.

Most recently, Arena served as General Manager and Head Coach of the LA Galaxy for eight years where he won three titles (2011, 2012, 2014) and made the final a fourth time. As the first coach in D.C. United history, he reached the MLS Cup three times, winning it twice (1996, 1997) in addition to reaching the U.S. Open Cup Final twice and winning the tournament once in 1996. He also helped United become the first MLS team ever to win the CONCACAF Champions Cup and the Interamerican Cup, winning each in 1998.

As the only five-time MLS Cup winning head coach, Arena has worked with numerous coaches throughout his time in Major League Soccer, serving as a mentor to many. In 2014, Arena 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. The Werner Fricker Award is bestowed on an individual who has worked tirelessly on furthering the interest of the sport of soccer without regard to personal recognition or advancement.

A member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, Arena has thrice been named the MLS Coach of the Year, including winning it in 2009 and 2011 with the LA Galaxy and for the first time in 1997 as head coach of D.C. United.

At the collegiate level, Arena was named the head coach at the University of Virginia in 1978. He held that position for 18 years, helping the Cavaliers to five ACC Tournament Championships and five National Championships, including four in a row from 1991-94.

MNT Staff

Head Coach – Bruce Arena
Assistant Coach – Dave Sarachan
Assistant Coach – Pat Noonan
Assistant Coach – Kenny Arena
Assistant Coach – Richie Williams
Goalkeeper Coach  - Matt Reis
Strength & Conditioning Coach – Daniel Guzman
Athletic Trainer - Jim Hashimoto
Team Doctor - George Chiampas
Team Administrator - Jon Fleishman
Equipment Manager - Jesse Bignami
Press Officer - Michael Kammarman


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