No real surprises

March 25, 2006
By Ives Galarcep
HAMBURG, Germany -- A day after his team's embarrassing 4-1 loss to Germany, Bruce Arena was all smiles. Entertaining a gathering of German and American media Arena exchanged jokes and displayed a jovial mood that left at least a few German media admiring him for being able to put Wednesday night's loss behind him. What they might not have known is that the worst defeat in Arena's career as U.S. coach was neither a surprise or really all that destructive to the plans he is laying out ahead of ...

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