Bruce Arena Praises Players for Record Victory

Bruce Arena became only the second man in MLS history to claim 200 wins as a manager.

The record was achieved after the 2-1 success over Columbus Crew. The victory was also a huge relief for the manager since it ended a run of seven matches without a victory. The run started at the start of August and many have been questioning the tactics ofArena in the last few weeks. It has been an extremely tough period for the 65-year-old coach, who has been in charge of the team since August 2008.Arena is not only one of the longest serving managers in the MLS but across the world.

The run of seven games without a victory may have witnessed the team suffered only two defeats, but it also exposed their inability to hold on to an advantage. Against Columbus Crew, though, Galaxy made the game safe much earlier than expected and the goal fromJahn in injury time was merely a consolation.Husidic broken the deadlock at 78 minutes and it was a major sigh of relief for Arena. Giovanni Dos Santos then doubled the advantage of the home team to give them a lot of confidence about three points in a very long time.

After having achieved this win, it remains to be seen if LA Galaxy can sustain the form going into the next match against Real Salt Lake.”I think it was gonna take a special play by someone to win the game.It [Husidic’s goal] was a fantastic goal, obviously. Gio’s was a good goal, an opportunistic goal, and overall, I think we played very well. When you win a fair amount of games, when you’re coaching, it’s because you have good teams and good players,” said the manager after achieving his record victory.