Arena era had run its course

July 15, 2006
By Ives Galarcep
Maybe Bruce Arena already knew his fate when he gave what will now go down as his final press conference as U.S. national team coach.

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 ...

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