Bruce Arena to debut second tenure as USMNT coach vs. Serbia

Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

The second Bruce Arena era in USMNT history gets its first match on Jan. 29, 2017 at 4 p.m. EDT.

That’s when the Yanks will hit the pitch in San Jose to host Serbia in an off-cycle game.

The U.S. has not faced Serbia, though it is 0-2 in history against predecessor Yugoslavia.

[ MORE: Mourinho praises match-winning Zlatan ]

It’s an FA Cup weekend in England, but don’t expect to see Nemanja Matic, Dusan Tadic, Branislav Ivanovic or Aleksandar Kolarov.

On the flip side, the Americans’ January camp is generally an all-MLS unit, so it will be a good chance for some of the “misfits” of the Jurgen Klinsmann era to declare their intention to get back in the NT mix.

Follow @NicholasMendola