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Bruce Arena - "What's Wrong with Us"

Bruce Arena - "What's Wrong with Us"

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:30pm

7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

On Thursday, June 14th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Bruce Arena to discuss and sign his new book What's Wrong wtih US?. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Bruce Arena is the winningest coach in US soccer history, and in 2016 he got the call to return to the helm of the national men’s team, which he had successfully coached before, notably to the quarterfinals in the 2002 World Cup, its best-ever performance. This time, however, Arena and the US men’s team met with bitter disappointment, failing to quality for the 2018 Russia World Cup, thereby missing out on the tournament for the first time in thirty-two years.

In What's Wrong with US? Arena—as perhaps the most well-qualified voice in American soccer--begins the much-needed process of taking a long, hard look at the state of the sport and what needs to happen to revitalize it so that the USMNT never misses another World Cup. The book is a true insider perspective from a man who’s been at the top of the field; Arena delivers a hugely outspoken take on the state of recruiting, coaching, the structure of Major League Soccer, the integration of overseas players, and the role that money plays in the modern game.

Drawing on his years of experience as a player and coach, Arena offers a candid account of his remarkable career—from college championships (in lacrosse and soccer) and Major League Soccer triumphs in DC and LA, to working with superstars like David Beckham, Landon Donovan, and Christian Pulisic. He also looks to the future, offering a controversial framework for how to reform the system, develop new talent, and reestablish American soccer as an important player on the global stage.