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U.S. Soccer's Arena Rose In Coaching Ranks Alongside Auriemma

U.S. Soccer's Arena Rose In Coaching Ranks Alongside Auriemma

When U.S. coach Bruce Arena was getting his start at Virginia as the men's soccer coach, he crossed paths with another young leader with big goals: UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma.

"We started together as young, punky coaches," Arena said Friday at a press conference at Rentschler Field. "We knew it all back then. Imagine now how much we know."

Arena, in his second run with the national soccer team, will see his old friend again this weekend. The Americans, who have gone 2-0-3 since Arena took over in November after Jurgen Klinsmann was let go, play Ghana on Saturday at 4:45 p.m. at Rentschler.

Arena said Auriemma is coming to the game,...

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