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Bruce Arena is probably the interim USA manager

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Galaxy head coach could be introduced as soon as tomorrow morning

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After five years of successes and failures, Jurgen Klinsmann was relieved of his manager and technical director duties by Sunil Gulati and the U.S. Soccer Federation earlier today.

And it didn’t take long for the national media to start circling the wagons for his replacement.

The last tweet courtesy of Grant Wahl is particularly damning. There had already been word the LA Galaxy FO was contacted by U.S. Soccer last week, and federation officials have confirmed Arena is a candidate. It’s not a done deal yet, but at this point it looks like we’re just waiting for the official announcement.

Bruce Arena was previously in charge of the U.S. National Team from 1998 to 2006, leading a gusty USA team featuring a 20-year-old Landon Donovan to the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals.

All ears are now focused on tomorrow’s conference call, when Gulati is expected to address reporters and reveal the new manager.