Bruce Back for Bulls.
He deserves our respect. But not our pity.
So Bruce Arena is the new coach of the New York Red Bulls. According to the RBNY press release, he takes control on August 12. Which means his first game is August 16 against, yes, DC United.
However, that game is in the Meadowlands. RBNY doesn't visit RFK until September. So let's talk about that. How do you react to Bruce coming back?
First, no booing him in the introductions. I'm serious. He deserves an ovation for his work here. Now, after they announce the team and coaches, you can root like hell against him. And yes, that means tossing insults and razzing Bruce just like any other player or Metro/RBNY coach once the whistle is blown until the end of the game. During that time, he's on the other side. But when he's introduced, give him a heartfelt cheer. He's earned it. And think of it as a way to say goodbye.