Even two days after their inexplicable loss fans on the internet were still calling for Arena’s head.
That is just a taste of the anger that’s been permeating soccer social media.
On Friday, those fans wanting to see Bruce Arena fired got their wish…sort of. He quit.
“No excuses. We didn’t get the job done, and I accept responsibility. This certainly is a major setback for the senior Men’s National Team program, and questions rightly should be asked about how we can improve. No doubt this process already has started and will continue so that U.S. Soccer can progress,” Arena said in a statement.
“Having said that, it also is important to recognize the tremendous growth and accomplishments we have achieved over the past two decades in all areas, including player development, coaching education and a stable domestic professional league. That work is ongoing, and despite the result in Trinidad the sport is on the right path. By working together, I am confident soccer in this country will continue to grow in the years and decades ahead. Obviously the biggest disappointment is for our fans.”
Yeah, about those fans, Bruce…they pretty much want to make sure you don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.
Okay now, that was just low.