"I don’t think there’s been much of a connection to the people that helped build this United. There’s a great distance — why, I don’t know, but we haven’t had
really any kind of contact or association. I certainly do with [D.C. United coach] Ben [Olsen
]. Ben is a fabulous person, feels like a son, actually. But the club itself, of course, they move
in a different direction, which, of course, that’s their privilege to do. I should see [former D.C. United stars] Marco Etcheverry
and Jaime Moreno
in the rafters somewhere there.
This club had a great tradition; that tradition you should see every time you walk in the stadium. That’s just my opinion. What the hell do I know? It’s just what I think. You walk into
stadiums in any sport around the world, they celebrate their past. They should be celebrated a little but more. What do I know? That’s just my opinion. I’m not up with the millennials.
They don’t know who the hell anyone was anyway probably.”
-- New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena
, after the Revs' 2-2 tie with D.C. United in his first game
at Audi Field, saying the club he coached for MLS's first three seasons, winning six trophies, doesn't care about its history. (Revolutionsoccer.net