Bruce Arena Biography

( 1951 - )
June 13, 2018
First published on:June 13, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Bruce Arena

Date of Birth: 1951, September 21
Age: 67 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name Bruce Arena
Famous Name Bruce Arena
Nationality American
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York, USA
Salary $ 1,200,000 (2006)
Net Worth $4 million (2018)
Currently Married Yes
Married to Phyllis Arena
Children Kenny Arena

Bruce Arena is a former professional American goalkeeper and is currently the head coach of Major League Soccer club, Los Angeles Galaxy. He is considered as one of the greatest soccer coaches in the history of North America.

He was the head coach of the US team at the 1996 Olympics, 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup. Likewise, he has also been the head coach of teams such as New York Red Bulls and DC United.

Bruce Arena’s Early Career

Bruce Arena is an American in terms of nationality. He was born to Italian immigrants on 21 September 1951, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

He went to Carey High School and was proficient in several sports. He was considered too small to play American football, thus, he opted to play soccer as a defender.

Arena later went to Nassau Community College and played professional soccer with New York Cosmos. 

He played his only international soccer match for the United States of America against Israel in 1973.

Bruce Arena’s Net worth and Salary

Currently living in Los Angeles, he has earned a good sum of fortune through his managerial career managing several MLS teams and US national soccer teams.

Even though his current annual salary is not known, according to the Richest, his annual salary was around $ 1,200,000 when he was the coach for Red Bulls in 2006 season. Likewise, his net worth at present i.e. in 2018 is around $4 million.

Bruce Arena’s Coaching  Career

He guided several US colleges to victory but his coaching and managerial career reached his peak when he guided the DC United to win the MLS Cup in 1996 and 1997.

The success with DC United enabled him to win the inaugural  MLS Coach of the Year in 1997.

With the national team, he guided USA soccer team to CONCACAF Gold Cup on two separate occasions in 2002 and 2005 and helped the USA to reach the quarterfinals at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

He resigned as the head coach of the USA team after the team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Russia.

Currently, he is serving as the coach of MLS team, LA Galaxy.

Bruce Arena’s Personal Life

Talking about his personal life,  he is married to his spouse Phyllis Arena.

The couple is blessed with a son, Kenny Arena. Kenny also played soccer for the youth teams of USA and MLS Teams.

Bruce has been the coach in both college and previous levels and currently works as an assistant in the coaching staff of national team of USA.

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