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.

Bruce Arena
World Cup 2002
(USA), World Cup 2006 (USA)
MLS: New York Red Bulls
(Hired July 2006).

Bora Milutinovic
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 (Brazil)
MLS: MetroStars
(1997) Compiled a 13-19 record and failed to reach the playoffs.

Bob Gansler
World Cup 1990
(USA)
MLS:
Kansas City (1999-present). Won 2000 MLS title.

Steve Sampson
World Cup 1998
(USA)
MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy
(2005-2006). Won 2005 MLS title.
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