Arena seeks team chemistry

October 14, 2005
By Frank Dell'Apa
Bruce Arena has had more time than he expected to consider his options in preparing for Germany 2006.

The lessons of four years ago taught Arena that he needs to balance experience with vibrancy, that physical well-being and the ability to recover from injury are crucial traits for prospective members of the team. Nor will Arena necessarily select the best U.S. players for the World Cup. Once Arena selects the 17 or so who will receive the bulk of the playing time, the criteria for picking ...

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