Somehow Bruce Arena struck me as a bit of a foodie, though I never heard much more about his taste in cuisine other than "he likes a good steak". Simply from the hotels that he approved for the U.S. national team, one could surmise that Arena liked to pick from the best options available. Nothing too remote and spa-like, though, usually something in the heart of the city (often with a good steakhouse on site).
I could picture Arena as the host of some traveling food show, "Bruce's Beef" where in some remote location of Guatemala, for example, Arena tries to find someplace that cooks a decent steak.
Anyway, that's a bit of a wandering intro for an article in which I'm of the opinion that the heat is on Bruce. He's going to have to whip up something good, and I'm not sure he has the ingredients he needs. It's not that I think that Eddie Lewis is a disaster move, but not shoring up the defense immediately could really come back to haunt Arena.