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Former USMNT coach Bruce Arena added to his already-impressive coaching resume with the win, picking up his fourth MLS championship.
A member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, Arena already had five NCAA national championships and three MLS Coach of the Year Awards.
However, with the Galaxy winning on Saturday and Arena picking up his fourth MLS title, he now has twice the number of championships as any other MLS coach, including the talented Houston Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear.
While some might say that Arena has had an easy job of it with so much talent on L.A.’s roster, it is important to remember that the Galaxy were in total disarray when Arena took over, even with talented players like Landon Donovan and David Beckham on the roster.
In his four full seasons with the Galaxy, Arena has brought the Galaxy to the championship game three times, winning it twice. Prior to Arena, the Galaxy missed the playoffs three seasons in a row.
And for anyone who thinks that coaching talent is easy, go have a conversation with recently sacked New York Red Bulls manager Hans Backe.