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Galaxy's Bruce Arena works magic in landing Steven Gerrard
Galaxy's Bruce Arena works magic in landing Steven Gerrard

Bruce Arena pulled off an impressive feat of magic last year when he guided an aging, injury-plagued Galaxy to its third Major League Soccer title in four seasons. But that's nothing compared to the trick he performed last week when he turned Landon Donovan into Steven Gerrard. It was a transformation that took four months and a small army of assistants to complete. Yet, it's one that wouldn't have happened without the vision and creativity of Arena, who saw Donovan's surprise retirement announcement in August not as a loss but as an opportunity. And no one capitalizes on opportunities better than Arena, the Galaxy's Hall of Fame coach and general manager. In...

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