Glenn Myernick, Bruce Arena’s chief assistant with the US team at the past two World Cup finals, and a former head coach of Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids, died on Monday after suffering a heart attack last week. He was 51.
“We lost a great person today,” said Bruce Arena. “He was an unbelievable husband and father, and the finest soccer person I’ve ever come across in the United States. He was an amazing resource for soccer in this country.”
“Glenn Myernick was a player and coach deeply passionate about soccer and life,” US Soccer president Sunil Gulati said in a statement. “Whether it was family, friends or soccer, ‘Mooch’ was the kind of person that embraced everything in life, loving every minute of it.”
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