Sam Allardyce interested in USA head coach role

Sam Allardyce has revealed that he would be interested in becoming the next head coach of the United States national side. The former England boss is out of work since his resignation from Crystal Palace last summer, and he has since held discussions with Everton over the vacant managerial post.

In a report covered by TalkSPORT, Allardyce admitted that he would consider succeeding Bruce Arena as United States’ new manager, although any potential deal will have to wait until the presidential election for the Soccer Federation is concluded in February, he said: “Yes, I would go I think, but I think there’s a president-elect in January [sic] which has stalled the process, so if I got the opportunity to speak to the U.S. then I would look forward to that.”
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Bruce Arena Expects Tough Match against Panama

Bruce Arena has claimed that he is expecting a difficult match against Panama when the United States travel to the away ground in order to get a victory that would place them in the World Cup 2018.

The United States come into the game after having failed to win the last two qualifiers. It was a major disappointment from the national team, as even the presence of manager Bruce Arena was unable to inspire the club towards success over weaker opponents like Costa Rica and Honduras. As a result, the national team have been made to wait with regard to reaching the World Cup 2018.

The top three teams from the CONCACAF region will be reaching the World Cup automatically while the fourth place team will have to enter into an intercontinental play-off and potentially risk the possibility of missing out on the tournament. Read more “Bruce Arena Expects Tough Match against Panama”

Bruce Arena HelpsPaul Arriola chose DC United

Paul Arriola has revealed that he had no issues about choosing DC United as his next club once he heard the advice of US national team manager Bruce Arena.

The former Tijuana Xolos midfielder is one of the latest signings for DC United, as the club hope to make their way up the table in the MLS. The 22-year-old is at the stage of his career where his next move could make or break his future. After having been with the Mexican club is up until now,Paul Arriola made the high profile switch to DC United. He is valued at around € 3 million following his latest move. The right-sided midfielder is a US international and has represented the national team in 11 matches – scoring two goals in the process.

Arriola says that he did not have to go for multiple names in order to seek an advice about a move to the MLS, as Bruce Arena was more than capable of providing the best possible solution. Read more “Bruce Arena HelpsPaul Arriola chose DC United”

USA team should improve

Bruce Arena said that the United States Men National Soccer Team perform reasonably well in the draw against Venezuela but that there is room for improvement.

He said that the game was only a friendly match and this could be seen in the intensity of the game.

However, he admitted that the players would have to do better on set pieces as they did not appear to be confident on these type of actions.

Indeed the USA team conceded when they fail to defend a corner properly, and the ball was headed into the area. The defenders failed to defend properly, and it fell for Velazquez who managed to open the scoreline for Venezuela.

The opposition managed to get other opportunities on set pieces, and it is only the talent of Tim Howard that managed to keep them into the match.

Bruce Arena said that it was a difficult game as Venezuela defended well. They waited for the USA team to come to them, and they defended in numbers. He said that it was not an easy game and that they should be expecting the same thing in their World Cup qualifiers. Read more “USA team should improve”

Christian Pulisic keen on Borussia Dortmund Stay

Borussia Dortmund Christian Pulisic has expressed his admiration for the Premier League, but insisted that he is content to ply his trade in the German Bundesliga.

The USA international has made a huge leap over the past year or so, and he is now an integral part on the BvB setup.

Pulisic earned 43 outings for the Dortmund giants across all competitions last season while netting five goals in the process. He also helped the German outfit clinch their first silverware in nearly five seasons after they beat Eintracht Frankfurt by a 2-1 scoreline in the DFB-Pokal Cup final.

Speaking to NBC, Pulisic admitted that the Premier League had a huge influence on his style of play as it helped to nurture his interest in the beautiful game, he said: “It was the biggest league I followed as a kid and watched. The league has a lot of players, and teams, I liked in the Premier League. Right now, it is not something I am looking to get into immediately or anything like that. I am happy at Dortmund and I am excited for the rest of my career.” Read more “Christian Pulisic keen on Borussia Dortmund Stay”