LA Galaxy sign Bruce Arena to multi-year extension

The former U.S. national team coach has won two MLS Cups and two Supporters' Shields in six seasons with the Galaxy.
Having already brought a pair of MLS Cups to the LA Galaxy, Bruce Arena will now have plenty of time to further bolster the club's trophy case.

The Galaxy on Thursday announced they had signed the veteran coach and general manager to a multi-year extension. In six seasons with LA, Arena has led the Galaxy to three MLS Cup finals — winning two — and a pair of Supporters' Shields.

"Bruce Arena has played an integral role in the growth and success of the LA Galaxy," said Galaxy president Chris Klein in a news release. "His hard work and commitment to our club has helped the Galaxy become the premier team in MLS. Under Bruce, the club has won championships, developed talent and grown as a brand."

Arena, 62, has compiled an 82-46-44 regular season record with LA and a 9-4-2 mark in the postseason. After leading D.C. United from 1996 to 1998, winning two MLS Cups, Arena helmed the U.S. national team through the 2002 and 2006 World Cup cycles. At the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan, the USA advanced to the quarterfinals for its best finish since 1930.

Arena then coached the New York Red Bulls from 2006 to 2007 before joining the Galaxy in August 2008.

"I'm honored," Arena said, "to remain in this role with the preeminent soccer club in the United States."

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