What's Wrong with US? by Bruce Arena audiobook

What's Wrong with US?: A Coach’s Blunt Take on the State of American Soccer After a Lifetime on the Touchline

By Bruce Arena , with Steve Kettmann
Read by Fred Sanders

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062803948
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Every four years, Americans turn their attention to the world’s game—soccer. As recently as 1998, the USMNT merely made up the numbers at the biggest sporting tournament of all, but once Bruce Arena took over the team, American soccer started to find its footing. In the 2002 World Cup, a highly-fancied Portugal team, featuring the great Ronaldo, lost to Arena’s US team in a shock 3-2 victory, and but for a handball that wasn’t given, they could well have knocked off eventual winners Germany. But that quarter final appearance proved once and for all that the USMNT, like the women’s team before them, deserved to be considered a worthy opponent--and that’s all thanks to Bruce Arena. When he took over the USMNT, Arena was already the most successful club team coach in US history, having led DC United to the first two championships of the fledgling MLS. Arena--known for his tactical acumen and no-nonsense approach to coaching—inspired and instilled just enough fear into his teams to make them overachieve. By 2016, however, the national team was in a funk—coach Jurgen Klinsmann had brought the team to near elimination during the qualifying rounds for Russia. Cue Arena’s return to the stage, and the team’s return to form. Arena’s book will appear just as the team makes its final preparations for the World Cup, and at last fans will learn what makes this hugely successful coach tick. And the thousands of coaches around the country will turn to What's Wrong With Us? to see exactly how they can instill Arena’s blueprint for success on their own bands of young players.

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Summary

Every four years, Americans turn their attention to the world’s game—soccer. As recently as 1998, the USMNT merely made up the numbers at the biggest sporting tournament of all, but once Bruce Arena took over the team, American soccer started to find its footing. In the 2002 World Cup, a highly-fancied Portugal team, featuring the great Ronaldo, lost to Arena’s US team in a shock 3-2 victory, and but for a handball that wasn’t given, they could well have knocked off eventual winners Germany. But that quarter final appearance proved once and for all that the USMNT, like the women’s team before them, deserved to be considered a worthy opponent--and that’s all thanks to Bruce Arena.

When he took over the USMNT, Arena was already the most successful club team coach in US history, having led DC United to the first two championships of the fledgling MLS. Arena--known for his tactical acumen and no-nonsense approach to coaching—inspired and instilled just enough fear into his teams to make them overachieve. By 2016, however, the national team was in a funk—coach Jurgen Klinsmann had brought the team to near elimination during the qualifying rounds for Russia. Cue Arena’s return to the stage, and the team’s return to form.

Arena’s book will appear just as the team makes its final preparations for the World Cup, and at last fans will learn what makes this hugely successful coach tick. And the thousands of coaches around the country will turn to What's Wrong With Us? to see exactly how they can instill Arena’s blueprint for success on their own bands of young players.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Arena’s] passion for the game and clear-headed breakdown of how to reach the next level provides important reading for soccer fans, coaches, and players eager to be part of the sport’s next chapter.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Bruce Arena

Author Bio: Bruce Arena

Bruce Arena won five national soccer championships at the University of Virginia and then the first two MLS Cups with DC United. Taking over a historically poor USMNT, he transformed them into a successful squad that reached the quarter finals of the 2002 World Cup. In 2016, he returned as head coach of the USMNT. Arena lives in Los Angeles.

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Author Bio: Steve Kettmann

Author Bio: Steve Kettmann

Steve Kettmann has reported from more than forty countries for publications including the New York Times and the New Republic. A former San Francisco Chronicle A’s beat writer, he is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including One Day at Fenway and Juiced.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 8.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English