Sarachan will coach USMNT in November friendly against Portugal

Dave Sarachan, Bruce Arena's longtime assistant in MLS and on the U.S. national team, will coach the USA when it plays Portugal in a friendly on Nov. 14 in Leiria.

Arena resigned as national team coach following the USA's failure to qualify for the World Cup.

The other members of Arena's staff -- Pat Noonan, Matt Reis and son Kenny -- also remain under contract with the federation. U.S. Soccer general secretary Dan Flynn told Soccer America Arena's assistants are under contract until March.

Sarachan's appointment covers one game. A decision about who will be in charge if the national team holds a January camp as well as friendlies outside the FIFA window in January and February and matches during the FIFA break in March.

No decision on a permanent replacement for Arena is expected at least before the U.S. Soccer presidential election in February.
3 comments about "Sarachan will coach USMNT in November friendly against Portugal".
  1. Eric Dibella, October 25, 2017 at 11:41 a.m.

    Hopefully we see this as the start of a new cycle in terms of squad selection.

  2. Andrew Kear, October 25, 2017 at 1:56 p.m.

    Who cares. 

  3. Allan Lindh, October 26, 2017 at 1:36 a.m.

    Focus now should be on the Olympics in 2020.  The U17 & U20's have both done well.  Maybe every position on the USMNT should be challenged by the kids.  Shucks, Claudio Reyna's son may be ready by then.  The same old, same old hasn't worked, time to get out the broom.

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