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Revolution/Soccer Notebook: Bruce Arena takes over – but may not be in charge Sunday

Bruce Arena has taken command of the Revolution first team, as he oversaw his first training session in Foxborough Tuesday afternoon. But will he be in the technical area when New England takes on Los Angeles Galaxy in Carson on Sunday night (10:30 p.m.)?

That’s still up in the air.

“I don’t know yet. If I think I’m going to be a distraction to the team, I won’t do it,” Arena said after Tuesday’s training session at the Revs’ grass pitch. “I’m always coaching. Coaches always coach. In the last year and a half, I’ve been the best NBA coach, NFL coach, baseball coach, and hockey coach. I’m like you guys. You know how smart you get when you’re not actually doing it every day and you can sit in the press box or in front of a television? You become a genius. The only thing I’ve failed to do is get on social media and really be a critic, but I’ll get there one day.”

Arena took over the head coaching and sporting director titles