- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On November 11, 2009
- 4 Comments
- Bruce Arena, Coach of the Year
No a real shocker for most folks out there, Major League Soccer has announced the 2009 Coach of the Year is LA Galaxy front man Bruce Arena.
The turnaround in LA this year has been nothing short of remarkable. Arena found a way to get everything on board with stars like Landon Donovan and David Beckham by plugging in solid veterans and excellent young stars like Omar Gonzalez and Sean Franklin.
Remember that 8-13-9 that gave up a league-high 62 goals in a season last year? This year’s Galaxy went a nice 12-6-12, good enough for top dog in the Western Conference.
This was easily one of his best works as head coach of any club he’s been apart of. While I didn’t give him my top vote he was a very close number two for me. I have no problem with Arena getting the honor here as it is certainly well deserved.