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Report: New Bruce Arena deal includes out for U.S. job

If Bruce is offered the job, its probably his

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More details have emerged regarding embattled U.S. National Team manager Jurgen Klinsmann, who’s job security is looking bleaker with each passing day following back-to-back losses to begin the final round of World Cup Qualifying.

As it turns out, the federation has been weighing other options for a year now. This morning ESPN FC revealed U.S. Soccer has allegedly spoken to LA Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena as well as Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes.

Here’s where things get interesting: Multiple sources have confirmed Arena has signed a two-year contract extension with the Galaxy. However, the new deal contains a clause that allows Bruce to leave if offered the national team job.

It’s looking more and more like Arena could replace Klinsmann. Even if you were to disregard Dave Sarachan’s departure from the club as a coincidence, the clause demonstrates at the very minimum an ambition on Bruce’s part to return to international soccer.

As Arena himself knows, this is his last chance to manage the U.S. National Team. If offered the position, will Bruce take it?