NEW: Bruce Arena Resigns as U.S. Soccer Coach

Three days after leading the US Men’s National Team to its most horrific loss in modern history, Bruce Arena resigned as the team’s manager.

Arena’s resignation was announced by the US Soccer Twitter account, which had gone dark since the 2-1 (Christian Pulisic was the goal scorer) road defeat to Trinidad and Tobago that saw the team fail to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986.

Arena, who previously guided the squad to its most impressive World Cup outing in modern history (quarterfinals in 2002) and notoriously flamed out in the 2006 group stages, took over the team in November from Jurgen Klinsmann.

Fans, ex-players and media figures have also called for the resignation of US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati. As of Friday morning, there was no word on Gulati’s future.


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