"Bruce isn't going to be on the field. If the two head coaches played, I think we'd have a pretty significant advantage."
-- D.C. United president Kevin Payne
downplays the significance of
New York coach Bruce Arena
facing D.C. United, the team Arena turned into MLS's top club a decade ago. Peter Nowak
, who won an MLS title as a player in 1998, now heads United, on whose
rivalry with New York Arena said, "I don't buy into that stuff. I don't think there's any rivalry in the whole league except for the Galaxy and Chivas because they share a building. I don't see any
difference in us playing New England, K.C., Chicago ..." (USA Today)