Bruce Arena returns as US coach, replacing Jurgen Klinsmann

Bruce Arena was a decade removed from the U.S. national team when he received a telephone call from U.S. Soccer Federation Secretary General Dan Flynn on Sunday asking him to meet with USSF President Sunil Gulati the following day.

By midday Tuesday, the winningest coach in the team's history regained the job he had not wanted to give up.

"I never expected to be back in this role the way it came about over the last 48 hours," Arena explained. "I hate to say this now to Sunil: I would've done this for free."

A day after Jurgen Klinsmann was fired following two losses that began the final round of World Cup qualifying, Arena agreed to a contract...