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.
The US national team coach is one of the revered managers MLS after his highly successful time with LA Galaxy. He is now in the national team role where he has been experiencing equal success. Unlike former US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Bruce Arena appears to be in favour of the US national team stars remaining in the MLS.
“I had talked to Bruce before the move had even happened and asked his opinion and he was very optimistic about the move. He believes it’s a great move for me, where I’m going to be on the field all the time and improving in the areas I need to work on. Not once did he ever say anything about worrying about my growth or my level dropping off,” said the midfielder after the move.