and Anson Dorrance
will be inducted into the United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame Jan. 19 during the organization's annual Awards Banquet at the United Soccer Coaches
Convention in Philadelphia.
Arena and Dorrance began their top-level college coaching careers a year apart as the men's coaches at Virginia and North Carolina, respectively.
Arena won five national championships in 18 seasons at Virginia and left to coach in MLS with a 295-59-31 record. He won 11 major titles in 14 seasons in MLS with five MLS Cup championships and three
Supporters’ Shield trophies, along with U.S. Open Cup, Concacaf Champions Cup and Copa Interamericana titles with D.C. United and the LA Galaxy.
Arena has twice served as head coach
of the U.S. men’s national team (1998-2006, 2016-2017) and his 81 wins are most of any coach in men’s national team history. Arena guided the USA to a third-place finish at the 1999
Confederations Cup and the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup in addition to winning the Gold Cup in 2002, 2005 and 2013. He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010.
Dorrance, currently in his 41st season of coaching at Carolina, has led the Tar Heels women’s program to 22 national championships, becoming the first coach in NCAA history to win 20 titles in a
single sport. In addition to 172 wins as the UNC men’s coach (1977-88), Dorrance has amassed 822 wins -- the most by any coach in college soccer history -- in 39 seasons since founding the
women’s soccer program at his alma mater in 1979.
Dorrance, who led the USA to the first Women’s World Cup in 1991, is also a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.