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Bruce Arena Opens Up About Costa Rica Loss, Christian Pulisic and More

And so I asked Arena about it on Monday during his candid roundtable discussion with a handful of U.S. reporters ahead of Tuesday’s big World Cup qualifier against Honduras (5:30 p.m.

If he’s a little wiser about it, maybe it’ll help create some advantages for us as well.” On what he means by “wiser”: “Just not get frustrated and find the next play in the right spots of the field to draw fouls, and maybe he’ll get a penalty or a free kick that’s dangerous.

On whether in Arena’s opinion the U.S. is better equipped today to compete against the top teams at a World Cup than it was when he was the U.S. coach in 2002 and ’06: “I think we’re slightly better in picking the roster of 23 players.

On whether in retrospect he’s happy with the decision to play the Costa Rica game at Red Bull Arena in the New York City area: “It was already decided.

On whether Arena thinks upsets are more common now in international soccer, with France being held to a tie by Luxembourg and Argentina and the Netherlands struggling in World Cup qualifying: “The game’s much more advanced.

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