Bruce Arena scores attention of students at SILC, ASU

By

Kathleen Leslie

Soccer fanatics got a treat April 17 when Bruce Arena, the former U.S. men's soccer national team coach, visited Arizona State University. 

Invited by The School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC), the famous coach spoke about the sports' background and culture, and the importance of sportsmanship.

SILC is currently offering a cultural and humanities course called, Game: History & Culture of Soccer. The program taught by SILC lecturers Paul Arena (Bruce's nephew) and Enrico Minardi has become exceedingly popular among students because it emphasizes the universal understanding of the game and how it plays an integral part of not only U.S. culture but worldwide.

Arena spoke of the beauty of the game and how it is played throughout the world, making it a custom for a lot of families.

AZCentral.com interviewed Bruce Arena on his rationale on why the U.S. soccer team did not make the 2018 World Cup.