LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The future is bright for the U.S. soccer team and the young squad is sure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, former team coaches Bruce Arena and Bob Bradley have said. The U.S. have struggled in recent years, failing to qualify for the last two Olympics and the 2018 World Cup on Russia. But as they prepare for a critical year with a friendly against Concacaf confederation rivals Costa Rica on Saturday in Carson, the U.S. are moving in the right direction under head coach Gregg Berhalter, the two coaches told Reuters. “They are going to qualify for the next World Cup,” Arena, who coached the team at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, said in an interview. “I don’t doubt that at all. “I 100% think the team will make the World Cup,” Bradley, who was coach from 2006-2011, said in a separate interview. Concacaf World Cup qualifying starts on Aug. 31. The coaches believe the team’s prospects have been boosted by the rapid growth of Major League Soccer, where Arena now coaches the New England Revolution and Bradley Los Angeles FC. “We are developing players in Major League Soccer that will… Read full this story
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