Arena era had run its course
July 15, 2006
By Ives Galarcep
Just a day after the United States' tournament-ending loss to Ghana, Arena showed up in street clothes, without a single U.S. soccer emblem on him. He spoke with his usual frankness, but also with the relaxed nature of a defendant who didn't need to hear the verdict to know what it would be.
Anyone who was truly surprised by Friday's announcement ...