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The Michael Holley Podcast

NBC Sports Boston

The Michael Holley Podcast
46 min2020 JAN 10
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Michael Holley sits down with New England Revolution head coach and sporting director, Bruce Arena. Bruce discusses how he almost turned down the Revolution coaching job, how he turned the season around, and why he expects a soccer stadium in Boston by the end of his tenure.1:00 - Bruce Arena explains how a ping-pong competition led to a friendship with Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.2:30 - Bruce explains how he originally was not going to take the Revolution job, and how the Kraft’s convinced him to. 4:30 - Being a Yankee fan, how has Bruce adjusted to rooting for the Red Sox?6:00 - What led to Bruce Arena turning the Revs season around?7:45 - What can fans expect from Polish striker Adam Buksa?9:30 - Bruce believes we will have a stadium in Boston by the end of his tenure12:00 - Bruce explains why he is confident the MLS can grow in popularity in the U.S15:00 - Bruce reflects back on how the MLS has changed since he won the MLS Cup in 1996 with D.C. United25:00 - Bruce gives his best stories about when he coached David Beckham26:00 - How did Bruce get to meet Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise in the same night?27:30 - What type of music is Bruce into?31:00 - Why Bruce is still so passionate about being a coach33:00 - What was the biggest accomplishment as a coach for Bruce? 36:00 - Bruce tells a great story about being able to hear opposing coaches in his office while working at the University of Virginia.