Chris Klein

Loyal assistant Dave Sarachan is the secret to Bruce Arena's success in soccer

Loyal assistant Dave Sarachan is the secret to Bruce Arena's success in soccer

There are certain things that just go together.

Hamburgers and fries, rice and beans, Batman and Robin.

Any of them could have had a successful solo career. But they were so much better together.

To that list you can add Bruce Arena and Dave Sarachan, the most successful coaching pairing in U.S. Soccer history. In 17 years as a couple, at the University of Virginia, two MLS stops and with the U.S. national team, Arena and Sarachan won three MLS Cups, a CONCACAF Champions League title, advanced to the quarterfinals of a World Cup and qualified for the NCAA tournament four times.

“We have a chemistry that works,” Sarachan said.

 “Sometimes you go out on...

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