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Arena extends Galaxy contract
by Ridge Mahoney, February 6th, 2014 7:49PM

TAGS:  los angeles galaxy, mls


[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The head coach with the second longest current tenure in MLS has agreed to stick around a while longer.

Since taking over the Los Angeles Galaxy in August 2008, Bruce Arena has led the team to three MLS Cup finals and won two of them.

On Thursday, the Galaxy announced Arena, who is second in all-time regular-season wins (159) and first in league titles (4) and playoff victories (27) among MLS head coaches, has signed an extension to his current contract.

“We are very pleased to sign Bruce Arena to a multi-year contract extension,” said Dan Beckerman, president and CEO of operator-investor Anschutz Entertainment Group. “Bruce is one of the finest coaches in the history of soccer in the United States. His commitment to the L.A. Galaxy, the club’s winning tradition and continued excellence on and off the field is unrivaled. We look forward to the team’s continued success under Bruce’s management.”

MLS Coaches, Longest Tenure
299 Steve Nicol
, New England (2002-11, 110-108-81)
282 *Dominic Kinnear, Houston (2004-, 114-76-92)
222 Bob Gansler, Kansas City (1999-2007, 86-85-51)
219 Jason Kreis, Real Salt Lake (2007-13, 90-71-58)
177 Schellas Hyndman, FC Dallas (2008-13, 62-57-58)
173 Frank Yallop, San Jose (2008-13, 58-61-54)
172 *Bruce Arena, LA Galaxy (2008-, 82-46-44)
170 Robert Warzycha, Columbus (2009-13, 70-59-41)
164 Sigi Schmid, Los Angeles (1999-2004, 79-53-32)
162 *Sigi Schmid, Seattle (2009-2013, 74-44-44)
*Active coaches.

Under the 62-year-old Arena, the Galaxy has posted an 82-46-44 regular season record, won two Supporters’ Shield awards and three times finished first in the Western Conference. He was named Coach of the Year in 1997 after leading D.C. United to its second straight league title, and in 2009 and 2011. He also guided D.C. to the Concacaf Champions Cup title in 1999.

“I’m honored to remain in this role with the preeminent soccer club in the United States,” said Arena. “I appreciate the continued support and confidence from Mr. [Philip] Anschutz, Mr. Beckerman, [team president] Chris Klein and my staff and players as we head into the 2014 season.”

Current MLS Coaches, Seniority:
Jan. 2004 Dominic Kinnear (Houston)
Aug. 2008 Bruce Arena (LA Galaxy)
Dec. 2008 Sigi Schmid (Seattle)
Nov. 2009 Peter Vermes (Sporting KC)
Nov. 2010 Ben Olsen (D.C. United)
Nov. 2011 Jay Heaps (New England)
Aug. 2012 John Hackworth (Philadelphia)
Jan. 2013 Caleb Porter (Portland)
Jan. 2013 Mike Petke (New York)
Feb. 2013 Ryan Nelsen (Toronto FC)
Oct. 2013 Mark Watson (San Jose)
Oct. 2013 Frank Yallop (Chicago)
Nov. 2013 Gregg Berhalter (Columbus)
Dec. 2013 Carl Robinson (Vancouver)
Dec. 2013 Frank Klopas (Montreal)
Dec. 2013 Jeff Cassar (Real Salt Lake)
Jan. 2014 Wilmer Cabrera (Chivas USA)
Jan. 2014 Oscar Pareja (FC Dallas)
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