The last time Bruce Arena and Theodore Whitmore faced each other across a soccer field, Arena was two games into his second stint as coach of the U.S. national team and Whitmore was three games into his second stretch as Jamaica’s manager.
That was five months ago and a lot has changed since then. So when the two coaches meet again Wednesday in the Gold Cup final (6:50 p.m. kickoff, FS1, Univision), there will be more differences than similarities.
But there is at least one thing the teams have in common: They’re looking at the title game as an opportunity to take care of some unfinished business.
For the U.S., it’s a chance to make a statement. Because as successful...