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Galaxy confirms Coach Bruce Arena signs multiyear extension

Galaxy confirms Coach Bruce Arena signs multiyear extension
Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena meets with reporters in Carson. (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

The Galaxy on Thursday confirmed that Coach and General Manager Bruce Arena signed a multiyear contract extension with the Major League Soccer club.

Terms of the deal, first reported Wednesday by The Times, were not disclosed.

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Arena's "commitment to the L.A. Galaxy, the club's winning tradition and continued excellence on and off the field is unrivaled," Dan Beckerman, chief executive of Galaxy owner AEG, said in a statement.

Arena also issued a statement, saying "I'm honored to remain in this role with the preeminent soccer club in the United States."

The 62-year-old Arena is entering his seventh season with the Galaxy. He guided the team to two MLS championships, in 2011 and 2012, and also won two MLS Cups in 1996-97 when he coached D.C. United.

Arena also was coach of the U.S. men's soccer team from 1998 to 2006, coached the U.S. team at the 1996 Olympics and is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

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