Jermaine Jones

Q&A with Bruce Arena: 'The savior in this project are the players, not me'

Q&A with Bruce Arena: 'The savior in this project are the players, not me'

Two World Cup appearances with the national team and five MLS titles with D.C. United and the Galaxy make Bruce Arena the most successful soccer coach in U.S. history. Now he faces his biggest challenge: trying to get the U.S. team to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Arena returned to the national team this week, replacing Jurgen Klinsmann, who was fired as coach after losing the first two games of the hexagonal round of qualifying. Arena, 65, spoke exclusively with The Times shortly after he accepted his new job.

You have a knack for taking over struggling teams – the national team in 1998, the Galaxy in 2008 – and turning them into winners. Do you embrace...

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