>> Bruce Arena is out.>> Every game has been do or die for us.>> The US Men's Soccer coach calling it quits on Friday after failing to secure a spot in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The end of his second tenure coming on the heels of a humiliating 2-1 defeat by Trinidad and Tobago.
His team needed a win or a draw to qualify but they couldn't do either, so the US team will miss out on the World Cup for the first time since 1986. Arena was hired last November to replace Jurgen Klinsmann. And now with Arena gone, attention is turned to US Soccer President, Sunil Gulati who hired both Klinsmann and Arena.
In a teleconference Friday, Gulati called the loss a big disappointment.>> Clearly we didn't do enough to win or tie that game, that's a big disappointment for me personally. I certainly take the responsibility for us not getting the job done.>> Gulati says the federation hopes to name an interim coach in the next seven to ten days ahead of a friendly next month.
Gulati's term as president ends in February, he says he does not plan to resign before then. But no matter who succeeds him, the pressure will be on to rebuild US soccer after Tuesday's loss.