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BrooklynFans Of Books: Arena Asks “What’s Wrong With US?”

What’s Wrong With US?: A Coach’s Blunt Take on the State of American Soccer After a Lifetime on the Touchline

By Bruce Arena, with Steve Kettmann

Harper, 288 pages; $28.99, available today, June 12

When the United States Men’s Soccer team was in trouble and looking for someone to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach, they turned to a familiar face in Bruce Arena.

The winningest coach in US soccer history, Arena was at the helm for the USMNT’s best-ever World Cup performance in 2002 when they made the quarterfinals. It was a natural that he come back and try to get them over the top and see if he can duplicate that magical run and keep building enthusiasm for soccer in this country.

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Yankees HOPE Week: The Muddy Puddles Project

The Yankees began HOPE (Helping Others Persevere and Excel) Week 2018 on Monday afternoon with Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner, Sonny Gray, Didi Gregorius, bench coach Josh Bard, NYCFC Goalkeeper Brad Stuver and the founders of the Muddy Puddles Project, Cindy and Louis Campbell, surprising families that have been affected by pediatric cancer at Mohawk Day Camp.

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Torrent Named New NYCFC Head Coach

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New York City Football Club did not take long finding their new leader, as they announced the appointment of Domènec Torrent as Head Coach on Monday afternoon, just hours after Patrick Vieira left the club to take over Nice.

Torrent, former Head Coach of Girona FC and Assistant Coach at Barcelona FC and Bayern Munich, has most recently been Pep Guardiola’s right hand man at sister club Manchester City FC.

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Patrick Vieira leaves NYCFC For Nice In France

(Patrick Vieira last Wednesday night when NYCFC played the Red Bulls in the US Open Cup – USA Today Sports)

Patrick Vieira will be departing New York City Football Club after two-plus years as head coach to take over at OGC Nice in France.

City Football Group, which owns Manchester City and NYCFC, announced Vieira will join Nice immediately.

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Guzan Earns Point For Atlanta Vs. NYCFC

(Atlanta goalkeeper Brad Guzan making one of his many saves on Saturday afternoon – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club tied Atlanta United FC, 1-1, on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, as Atanta goalkeeper Brad Guzan put on a show.

Guzan made nine spectacular saves, with most of them coming in the second half to earn Atlanta a point and keep them in first place in the Eastern Conference.

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