3. MAKING A LIST: From World Cup to MLS
Bruce Arena is the fifth coach to take the helm of an MLS club after
coaching a World Cup team. He is the third coach of the Red Bulls (nee
MetroStars) who arrived with World Cup head-coaching experience.
World Cup 2002 (USA), World Cup 2006 (USA)
MLS: New York Red Bulls (Hired July 2006).
World Cup 1986 (Mexico), World Cup 1990 (Costa Rica), World Cup
1994 (USA), World Cup 1998 (Nigeria)
MLS: MetroStars (1998-99) Took over
with one regular-season game left in 1998 season after the Metros already
clinched a playoff spot, then lost both playoff games. Compiled 7-25 win-loss
record in 1999.
Carlos Alberto Parreira
World Cup 1982 (Kuwait), World Cup 1990 (UAE), World Cup 1994
MLS: MetroStars (1997) Compiled a 13-19 record
and failed to reach the playoffs.
World Cup 1990 (USA)
MLS: Kansas City (1999-present). Won
2000 MLS title.
World Cup 1998 (USA)
MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy (2005-2006). Won 2005
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