, 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.
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.
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.