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  • Bruce Arena

    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 more