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It's a good roster with a nice blend of experienced, veteran players and a good group of newcomers as well. It will be a competitive camp. They're going to be highlight motivated and they have an opportunity to make a statement.feedback
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Jun 25 2017
Find all of Bruce Arena’s quotes that have been published in 35 different articles on this page. Bruce Arena’s quotes are organized by date and topic, making it easy for you to compare, for example, what Bruce Arena has said both recently, and in the past, on a variety of topics. Some of the topics Bruce Arena likes to comment on include World Cup and player. Most recently, Bruce Arena said, “I will wait and see how the tournament develops.”.
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Jun 12 2017 - Mexico

I thought we had a good game. I think we played well. Mexico is certainly a very good team and even a better team at home. But our team really did an excellent job with our tactical plan. Certainly some fatigue came in at the end of the game, but I thought our players played very well.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - Mexico

Certainly Mexico has a big advantage at this point, and the second and third places and fourth as well is going to be very challenging right to the end. But I feel very good about where we are. We've made up some lost ground, so I feel good about that.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - Mexico

I haven't spent a whole lot of time examining what happened in the past. In a lot of ways that's not my business. I've tried to provide the environment that I think is right for a national team program, when I started with the team in January. That's all I can say. I'm just doing things the way I do things. They maybe don't have enough experience in that formation. I was pretty confident we could implement that.feedback

Jun 12 2017 - Mexico

I can't comment on the things that went on the past, but I can say that the players have responded very well. We're really becoming a team.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - Mexico

We were certainly positioned to get three points. We were close. I'm proud of the result. I'm a little greedy. I would've liked three points.feedback

Jun 11 2017 - Mexico

I feel good about where we are. We've made up some lost ground.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - Mexico

I'm ashamed that there's perhaps some discord on the political side, but believe me, I think most American appreciate the Mexicans that have come to America to make a better future for themselves and their families, and the way they've contributed.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - Mexico

I think we have the greatest respect for Mexico, its people, its football team. I live in Los Angeles. I've experienced on a daily basis people of Mexican heritage. They're wonderful people. They contribute greatly to our society in many ways. We think the world of them.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - Mexico

This is a great rivalry, and if we can play a great game tomorrow, with great sportsmanship and respect for each other, I think it'd be fantastic.feedback

Jun 10 2017

I think hes is an exceptional player. I tell him all the time that he has to be a little more selfish and you saw tonight when the opportunities were there, he's exceptional. Part of our plan was to give him opportunities one-on-one and I think he's a very talented kid. He's just beginning to get experience at this level.feedback

Jun 09 2017

He's having fun. He's a natural for the game. He sees the game very well. He wants to be on the field. However, my job is to do what I think is right for the team, to position us to win a game. I understand that. He's a very competitive guy. We talked about it. He's OK. He's got a real competitive edge to him.feedback

Jun 09 2017

We're just getting a feel for each other. If Sunil had hired me much earlier, I would have had a little bit more time with this team.feedback

Jun 09 2017

He's a big boy now. And to be honest with you, we're not playing in an age-group competition. No one cares how old you are, anything like that. He's got to deal with it. And he's been fine.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I was frustrated. I think we were frustrated.feedback

Jun 08 2017

Because we got three points tonight, We can go there a little bit relaxed and try to have a good tactical approach to the game and try to come out of there with at least a point.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Mexico

A typical club team doesn't have the depth that a national team program should have, so I think, whatever the circumstances may be in terms of getting us ready to play the second game, I think we've got solutions.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Mexico

We firmly believe that we have to win the game. I could care less about Mexico until the final whistle blows on Thursday night.feedback

May 29 2017

As of now it's Tim Howard. He had two good games (in March) and we'll have to see how these guys look over the next couple of weeks. We have good goalkeepers here so that's the least of my worries.feedback

May 08 2017

Horvath produced some fine saves, which wasn't all that easy after that 'free kick.feedback

Apr 17 2017 - Mexico

Salt Lake City has always been a fantastic host for the national team. When you combine the elements of the fan support, the stadium and the altitude, it's a perfect match as we prepare for the critical World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - World Cup

In 1994, the U.S. was looked at as this emerging frontier in the game and FIFA wanted to bring the U.S. into the world's game. In 2026, we're going to be fully emerged into the game and a big player. I think 2026 will be the time where we are going to start talking about winning the World Cup. It wasn't going to be in 1994. It wasn't going to be in 2010. But 2026 could be our time. The word from their medical staff is that he hasn't responded that well. That's a concern. We're going to be checking his progress each week to see if he's a possibility to be part of the next camp.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - World Cup

If we are in a desperate situation [in World Cup qualifying], we may need to go with the team we somewhat will need in September [qualifiers]. If we come out of these games in good shape, we'll have a little bit more flexibility to look at some new players. My preference is to have some new faces in the Gold Cup.feedback

Apr 13 2017

We're one of the [2026] host countries, which is an advantage, and think about where we are going to be in nine more years. Think about where we were in 1994, 98, 2000, keep going. And think about where we will be with even nine more years in our league, nine more years of players developing around the world and then playing the World Cup in our country. I think we're going to be positioned to be a big player by 2026.feedback

Apr 13 2017

Christian is going to play with us.feedback

Apr 10 2017

We're not chasing around 18-year-old players that can't get games for their club team and tell me they want to play for Italy.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - World Cup

In a World Cup Qualifying campaign, winning games at home is critical. In all ways, Colorado provides a great environment for our team. We are at an important stage of the campaign, and we look forward to the great support.feedback

Mar 29 2017

Christian is just a natural. The game's easy for him. He's got exceptional skill, vision. He's pretty smooth.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - World Cup

He plays in a big league with a big club team in big competition. Probably in club play your players are a little more protected than they are in World Cup qualifying. It's all part of the learning curve. Next time around it will be better for him.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Mexico

We made progress. Every game is going to be critical. Every team is in there. Mexico has a jump on everyone. It's going to be a battle for the second, third and fourth spots.feedback

Mar 29 2017

I've been very encouraged, by what I've seen over the last 10 days.feedback

Mar 29 2017

I think Panama thought there was a bull's-eye on his back, and they went after him from minute 1 all the way through. He has to learn that, that if the referee is not going protect him he's got to deal with it, and I think he did well.feedback

Mar 29 2017

We made a lot of progress and somehow managed to get through an unusual amount of injuries.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - World Cup

We are not overconfident. We know we're playing against a very good opponent, and realize every time you play a World Cup qualifying game on the road in qualifying it will be a very difficult match.feedback

Mar 26 2017

What do I make of (Dempsey's) performance? I think it was exceptional, damn good.feedback

Mar 15 2017

And DaMarcus you know you can always put in at any time. He's experienced, he's got the right attitude, he understands the group. If it comes to crunch time, we can always put DaMarcus on the field.feedback

Mar 15 2017

I think we're going to play him where he plays for his club team. It only makes sense to me. He's played a number of games for Gladbach on the left side of midfield, and I think that's his natural position where he feels most comfortable and that's where we're going to position him. I think Bobby Wood is in great form right now, and you have to think he's going to be there. Jozy and Jordan give us other options as well, and Clint – depending on how we align ourselves – can be a second forward or he can play underneath the striker in the midfield as well. I think we have good options up top.feedback

Mar 15 2017

That's a position that I think the national team has been lacking in. Fabian Johnson has been placed in that role over the last couple of years, and I believe he's best suited in the midfield. We have a young, talented left back in Jorge Villafana who showed very well in January, and we've watched him in some Mexican cup matches. He's playing well.feedback

Mar 15 2017

Tim's track record demonstrates the fact that, if healthy, you think he needs to be in the squad. We'll see in the week in training in San Jose. If he's in good form, he's feeling right, there's no reason to believe he's not going to play.feedback

Mar 15 2017

He's a player I believe in one of these two matches can step on the field in the last 15-20 minutes and help us get a goal. There's not a game he doesn't think he can't score a goal in, or set up a goal. We need that kind of confidence and leadership inside our team. So Clint's going to be with us.feedback

Mar 13 2017

I think it's a real simple approach: win the game. We're going to do whatever we need to do to win. It's important to get three points in that game because obviously you know where we stand in the Hex right now. We'll have our players ready to go. We've got to go out, be aggressive and get some goals.feedback

Mar 13 2017

I'm very supportive of that policy. I think players should stand for the national anthem. I think representing your country is one of the greatest honors a player or coach can have. That would be my expectations of the players as well.feedback

Mar 07 2017

I'm aware of the fact that [Howard] trained pretty hard yesterday. So I think when you come back from those kind of injuries, you always have some kind of minor little setback. You get a strain or a little bit of fatigue ... I think that's normal.feedback

Mar 07 2017

We'd like to have them all. But the reality of the situation is that's not likely.feedback

Mar 07 2017

[Cameron] is a little sore, naturally. It was his first game in a long time, so we'll just follow him through the week.feedback

Mar 07 2017

I think it's great that [Dempsey] is back and playing again. I think we need to be smart and evaluate where he's at over the next two weekends. Again, I think in his case, we need to be very cautious.feedback

Feb 05 2017

Ghana is certainly a team that brings different challenges, and it's the type of competition we need as we continue to develop our program. Winning the Gold Cup is one of our priorities in 2017, so this is an important opportunity. We've always had great support in Hartford, and look forward to more of the same this summer.feedback

Nov 30 2016 - World Cup

We're going to have a lot of pressure on us. We're not only expected to qualify for the World Cup, we're also expected to be successful in group play and to get into the round of 16 and then hopefully the quarterfinals.feedback

Nov 30 2016

Our fan base is way ahead of what it was when I started in '98 and ended in 2006. And now, with the obvious emergence of social media, it's 24 hours a day. So we're going to have a lot of pressure on us, and that's all part of it. That's what we sign up for. So we look forward to the challenge.feedback

Nov 30 2016

There's a lot of players entering their prime, which in our sport is about 28, 29 years old. We're not too old and we're not too young. So there shouldn't be any excuses. We have enough experience and enough quality to be successful in qualifying.feedback

Nov 30 2016

They've got to be convinced the way we're going to play is the right way, and they've got to be convinced to play for each other. The bottom line is we have to be a better team than we've been in the first two games of this competition. So the concept of team and putting that ahead of everything else is going to be critical.feedback

Nov 30 2016

I think you'll see changes – I think changes everywhere, not radical, but our mentality will be different, our approach will be different and, hopefully, the results will be different.feedback

Nov 30 2016

The American player is generally a good player. What we lack is the real elite player that some of the other countries have. But we have a good, solid base of players, and I'm confident they can play against anyone in the world.feedback

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