Bruce Arena, now and then.
Talking about Fulham's Clint Dempsey during today's broadcast.
"I think his inactivity has hurt him. He hasn’t played with the same confidence he had when he was playing regularly with the Revolution and scoring in the World Cup."
Talking last year after the U.S. was eliminated from the World Cup.
"We need to get more of our younger, talented players in Europe. We need them in a year-round soccer environment."
I actually agree with Bruce Arena here. I've always thought that Europe is a great option for U.S. players - provided they actually get games there. When they don't, I think they're better off in the U.S., playing and improving.