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A Myernick Tribute

As you've probably heard, Glenn Myernick, Bruce Arena's assistant coach for the last six years with the U.S. men's national team, died Monday morning after falling into a coma on Thursday following a massive heart attack. Mark Ziegler of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes a fitting tribute to a man who was as fine an ambassador for the American game as you could ever find. Myernick, often referred to as "Mooch", was a former winner of the Herman Torphy in 1976, the highest honor in college soccer, as a defender. He played eight seasons in the NASL and mad 10 appearances for the U.S. national team. As a coach, Myernick managed the under-17 and under-23 national teams and was an assistant for the under-20s and 1996 Olympic team. He coached Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids, bringing them to the championship game in his first season. Most recently, he was Arena's assistant for the men's national team in 2002 and 2006. In his article, Ziegler speaks with contemporaries, friends and former colleagues of Myernick, who share their favorite memories of a man who will be missed by many people.

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