Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Galaxy's Arena named Coach of the Year
by Paul Kennedy, November 12th, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] Twelve years after his first selection, Bruce Arena was again named the MLS Coach of the Year. He led the Los Angeles Galaxy to its first playoff berth since the 2005 season and a top seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 12-6-12 record and 48 points.
 
Arena, now in his second season as Galaxy head coach, led Los Angeles to one of the most dramatic single-season turnarounds in MLS history, going from the bottom of the Western Conference with an 8-13-9 record and 33 points while also giving up an MLS-high 62 goals.

Arena's first task was to rebuild the Galaxy with a combination of rookies like Maryland's Omar Gonzalez and A.J. Delagarza and veterans like U.S. national team veteran Gregg Berhalter and goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, a 32-year-old Jamaican international.
 
In addition, Arena helped reconcile the highly publicized differences between stars Landon Donovan and David Beckham.

Prior to being hired by the Galaxy, Arena served as coach of the New York Red Bulls during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. His most successful MLS stint came as the head coach of D.C. United from 1996 through 1998, where he captured two MLS Cups in three appearances.

He joins current U.S. national team head coach Bob Bradley, his former assistant at the University of Virginia, the U.S. Olympic team and D.C. United, and Seattle Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid as a two-time recipient of the award.

Schmid and Columbus Crew head coach Robert Warzycha were the other finalists for the 2009 Coach of the Year award.
 
MLS Coach of the Year Winners:
2009: Bruce Arena - Los Angeles Galaxy
2008: Sigi Schmid - Columbus Crew
2007: Preki - Chivas USA
2006: Bob Bradley - Chivas USA
2005: Dominic Kinnear - San Jose Earthquakes
2004: Greg Andrulis - Columbus Crew
2003: Dave Sarachan - Chicago Fire
2002: Steve Nicol - New England Revolution
2001: Frank Yallop - San Jose Earthquakes
2000: Bob Gansler - Kansas City Wizards
1999: Sigi Schmid - Los Angeles Galaxy
1998: Bob Bradley - Chicago Fire
1997: Bruce Arena - D.C. United
1996: Thomas Rongen - Tampa Bay Mutiny

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USL: Roughnecks hire Vaudreuil as head coach    
David Vaudreuil, who started all five playoff games on D.C. United's 1997 MLS championship team, was ...
MLS Expansion: LAFC links up with OC    
LAFC, slated to begin play in MLS in 2018, has reached an agreement with the USL's ...
MLS Moves: 'Caps decline option on captain Morales    
After struggling with injuries the past two seasons, Chilean Pedro Morales has been officially cut loose ...
What They're Saying: Ashtone Morgan    
"It got to a point where it was harder to play at home than away." -- ...
MLS Moves: 'Burrito' is no longer on the RSL menu    
In 2017 at Rio Tinto Stadium the only place to get a burrito will be at ...
MLS Rewind: Mid-season splurges prove tricky    
One of the strongest arguments for MLS switching seasons from a spring-to-fall to fall-to-spring calendar isn't ...
MLS Cup Countdown: Newcomers deliver for finalists    
Neither the Seattle Sounders nor Toronto FC would likely be in the 2016 MLS Cup without ...
Video Pick: Terrific volley for Porto by Mexico's 'Tecatito'    
Mexico's 23-year-old Jesus "Tecatito" Corona scored Porto's second goal in a 5-0 UEFA Champions League win ...
USMNT: Arena meets Bundesliga quintet    
Less than two weeks after taking the job, new U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has ...
MLS Moves: Hedges signs new deal with FC Dallas    
Keeping a successful team together can be a challenge in MLS, and rather let the contract ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives