CHICAGO (Tuesday, October 9, 2001) - U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bruce Arena will participate in the first-ever live, online chat on U.S. Soccer's newly re-designed website, www.ussoccer.com, on Thursday at 1 p.m. ET. Arena will discuss the USA's historic 2-1 win against Jamaica as well as look ahead to next eight months leading up to Korea/Japan 2002.
Fans from across the United States can log on to www.ussoccer.com or www.ussoccerfan.com and register on-line to ask Arena a question. Only registered members of ussoccerfan.com can ask questions.
Arena owns a career record of 23-11-11 and has posted an 8-4-3 record in his first trip through World Cup qualifying. With the win on Sunday, the U.S. has now qualified for four consecutive World Cups for the first time in U.S. Soccer history.
The chat will be the first live, interactive chat on the new U.S. Soccer web site. Fans will be able to log on to ussoccerfan.com just prior to 1 p.m. ET and will then be able to enter questions to ask Coach Arena. Beginning at 1 p.m. ET, Arena will be online reading and answering questions, and fans will be able to read his answers as he responds.
U.S. Soccer's redesigned website, as well as its new address - www.ussoccer.com - includes many new features that will allow fans to become closer to the National Teams than ever before.
The site also contains a section for fans of the U.S. National Teams – www.ussoccerfan.com. Fans will be able to access more information than ever before on ussoccerfan.com, which will become a huge part of the U.S. Soccer online community. Included are new areas that include new features not previously available to U.S. Soccer fans. Fans are now able to follow select U.S. Soccer events as they happen with U.S. Soccer’s MatchTracker that includes minute-by-minute in-game updates of the matches, as well as real-time stats.