Galaxy boss Arena signs contract extension

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Updated: 2/07/2014 11:38 am

Carson, CA ( - Los Angeles Galaxy head coach and general manager Bruce Arena has signed a multi-year contract extension, the club announced on Friday.

"We are very pleased to sign Bruce Arena to a multi-year contract extension," said AEG president and CEO Dan Beckerman. "Bruce is one of the finest coaches in the history of soccer in the United States. His commitment to the LA 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."

Since joining the Galaxy in 2008, Arena has led the club to three MLS Cup finals, capturing MLS Cup titles in 2011 and 2012. Entering his seventh season with the Galaxy, Arena has guided the Galaxy to an 82-46-44 regular season record and a first place finish in the Western Conference in three of the last five seasons, winning the Supporters' Shield in 2010 and 2011.

"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. Anschutz, Mr. Beckerman, (club president) Chris Klein and my staff and players as we head into the 2014 season."

"Bruce Arena has played an integral role in the growth and success of the LA Galaxy," added Klein. "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 is the first coach to win four MLS Cup titles and has been named MLS Coach of the Year three times. He is also the winningest coach in U.S. national team history with a 71-30-29 record. He led the men's team to the FIFA World Cup twice, including a historic quarterfinal berth in 2002 in Japan/Korea.

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