What They're Saying: Bruce Arena

“There’s a guy with a lot of confidence and he wants to be on the field. However, my job is to do what I think is right for the team and position us to win the game. And I understand that -- he’s a very competitive guy."

-- U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena on Clint Dempsey, who was upset about being substituted in the 61st minute of the USA's 2-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago. Arena talked with Dempsey right after the game and said he was "OK" with the substitution. (U.S. Soccer press conference via Facebook)
1 comment about "What They're Saying: Bruce Arena".
  1. Kevin Sims, June 9, 2017 at 9:48 a.m.

    And saving some aged legs for duty in Mexico might explain a bit ... as well as developing Acosta with some legit match time so he is better prepared ... the list of considerations can go on, but Clint needs to be a team-first guy in such moments

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