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The bizarre Bruce Arena-New England Revolution saga, explained

Sep 13, 2023

The revered head coach has resigned. His former assistants were seemingly warring. Players reportedly refused to train. A second interim coach has been named — but without mention of the first. That, in a nutshell, is the latest in a murky saga that turned utterly bizarre in recent days, suddenly engulfing Major League Soccer and its second-best team, the New England Revolution.

The saga began with an investigation of Bruce Arena, the team’s Hall of Fame coach, who’d allegedly made “insensitive and inappropriate remarks.” Arena was initially placed on “administrative leave.” Six weeks later, this past Saturday, he resigned, and MLS said its investigation had “confirmed certain of these allegations.”

But that’s about all the league has said. And in the absence of clarity, MLS and the Revolution left plenty of room for a mess.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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