Bruce Arena, the US men’s soccer coach, resigned after losing the match against Trinidad and Tobago. It was claimed to be a failure for the American team.
The match ended 2-1 leaving any change for the team to be part of the World Cup 2018 in Russia, out of reach.
Arena argued “There’s no point in me being around,” when giving an interview for The Associated Press. He does not plan to be around for the following circle. He feels responsible for the result the team had.
It is the first time since 1986, the US Soccer Federation will miss a World Cup. According to its President Sunil Gulati, a new interim coach would be announced quite soon.
Gulati manifested that the lost is “a big shock for the system” and the Federation understands how people might feel about it. “Frustration, anger, disappointment and hurt” seems to be present.
After a board meeting, the Federation would seek for “outside expertise” in order to find out what went wrong with the team.
The President stated “we will look at everything, from our player development programs to our coaching to our refereeing to our facilities to the pay-to-play model to the role of education and universities”.
They want to be prepared for what comes. The team cannot afford another failure. Gulati is ready to make his best effort to improve the team. He has no intention of resigning even though, there are rumors about it.
It seems that the team’s future would depend on the analysis and possible modification for upcoming tournaments. This is a time for deep changes.