Bruce says ... 'We'll get it done'

In naming his squad for the final two World Cup 2018 qualifiers, U.S. coach Bruce Arena talked with about what's at stake. Here are excerpts ...

"It’s a roster we’ve selected that we believe will give us success in these next two games. We have a pretty balanced roster with experienced players and if any issues arise, I think we have cover in all positions. We need to anticipate some issues with players with injuries, as well as suspensions."

On return of English-based defenders Geoff Cameron and DeAndre Yedlin from injuries ...

"Yedlin has been playing now over the past couple of weeks, and Cameron played 90 minutes this weekend, which is a good sign. We’ll see what they look like when they come into camp."

On the commitment it will take from his players to clinch a berth in the World Cup ...

The players always give the commitment, that’s never an issue. The issue is whether or not we get the results we need, and I think we’re positioned to do that. When I took the job last November, if you said to me 'you’d be in position in game nine to play a game at home that you had to win, would you take that?’ I would say ‘Yes.’

“In 2017 we’ve had one blip in the Costa Rica game. All the other results went along as we expected, and maybe even an extra point in Mexico. I think if it comes down to where we need four or six points in our last two games, I think that’s fine and we’ll get it done.”

5 comments about "Bruce says ... 'We'll get it done'".
  1. Mark Grody, October 1, 2017 at 9:17 p.m.

    Really can't understand why the third keeper isn't younger. Maybe they feel staying with their teams is better for them at this point.

  2. Wooden Ships replied, October 2, 2017 at 7:42 p.m.

    Horvath needs to be there.

  3. Craig Cummings, October 2, 2017 at 2:50 p.m.

    You know Mark as a former keeper.

  4. Bob Ashpole, October 3, 2017 at 4:04 p.m.

    This is not the right time to bring in a new young keeper, regardless of his ability. 

  5. Nick Daverese, October 10, 2017 at 11:06 p.m.

    I guess Arena was wrong they did not get it done.

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