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NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION

January 4, 2017
BANDING TOGETHER
Revolution influence on Arena's U.S. staff


Two former Revolution stars, plus ex-Revolution coach Thomas Rongen, have been named to the U.S. Men’s National Team staff, coach Bruce Arena announced Wednesday.

Also joining the staff will be Kenny Arena, Bruce’s son, and Dave Sarachan, who were also with Arena with the LA Galaxy, along with Noonan and Reis. Rongen, who coached the Revolution in 1997 and ’98, was named chief scout.

“The entire staff has a great amount of playing and coaching experience both at the international and professional level,” Arena said in a statement. “With the need to hit the ground running, it’s even more critical that we have a staff that knows the player pool, shares a philosophy on how we approach the game, and has knowledge and experience in the international arena.

"In different ways this group ticks all those boxes, and we are already hard at work getting ready for the January camp and the World Cup qualifiers in March.”

Noonan played 136 matches in his Revolution career, scoring 42 goals (tied with Joe-Max Moore and Lee Nguyen for third on the all-time team list) in all competitions. Reis totaled 275 appearances in goal, second on the Revolution career list to Shalrie Joseph (282).

Noonan (14 international matches) and Reis (two) were members of the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup championship team and were chosen as alternates on the 2006 World Cup roster.

Sarachan served as an assistant during Arena’s first tenure as national team coach from 2000-2002, helping to guide the U.S. to the quarterfinals at the 2002 World Cup.

Kenny Arena, a former MetroStar, made 24 appearances for the U.S. Under-20 national and was part of the U.S. roster at the 2001 U-20 World Cup.

   
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