Bruce Arena – Professional Portfolio


Welcome to the professional portfolio of Bruce Arena, a legendary figure in the world of American soccer. Born on September 21, 1951, in Brooklyn, New York, Bruce has had a remarkable journey in the realm of soccer. From his early days as a goalkeeper for Cornell University to becoming one of the most successful coaches in North American soccer history, his career is a testament to his passion for the sport and his unwavering dedication. This portfolio provides a comprehensive look at his illustrious career, highlighting his achievements and contributions to soccer.

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Bruce Arena1
  • Date of Birth: September 21, 19511
  • Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.1

Career Overview of Bruce Arena

Bruce Arena is an American soccer coach who most recently served as the head coach and sporting director of the New England Revolution1. He is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame and the NJCAA Lacrosse Hall of Fame1. Arena has had a long and distinguished coaching career and is considered to be one of the most successful coaches in North American soccer history, having won five College Cup titles and five MLS Cup titles1.

Playing Career of Bruce Arena

Arena was a goalkeeper for Cornell University, and earned one cap with the United States men’s national soccer team1.

Coaching Career of Bruce Arena

Arena’s coaching career is marked by significant achievements and contributions to soccer. His coaching journey includes:

  • Cornell Big Red (assistant coach, 1973)
  • Puget Sound Loggers (1976)
  • Cornell Big Red (lacrosse assistant, 1977)
  • Virginia Cavaliers (lacrosse assistant, 1978–1985)
  • Virginia Cavaliers (soccer, 1978–1995)
  • United States U-23 (1996)
  • D.C. United (1996–1998)
  • United States (1998–2006)
  • New York Red Bulls (2006–2007)
  • LA Galaxy (2008–2016)
  • United States (2016–2017)
  • New England Revolution (2019–2023)1

Coaching Style of Bruce Arena

Arena is revered for his ability to quickly build championship teams2. He is a pragmatic coach who knows the strengths of his players, and deploys them in natural positions to succeed3. He is known for his ability to manage a locker room4.


  • NCAA Championships: 5 times with Virginia Cavaliers5
  • MLS Cup Championships: 5 times (2 with D.C. United and 3 with LA Galaxy)6
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup: Winner in 2002, 2005, and 20171
  • FIFA Confederations Cup: 19991


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