Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/18/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JULY 16: Head coach Bruce Arena of the LA Galaxy looks on from the bench against the New York Red Bulls at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on July 16, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bull)
CARSON, Calif. LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena, midfielder David Beckham and defender Omar Gonzalez were all named as finalists for postseason awards Monday by Major League Soccer. For the second time in the last three seasons, Bruce Arena has been nominated for the MLS Coach of the Year award after leading the Galaxy to their second consecutive Supporters Shield. Arena, who surpassed Sigi Schmid on Sunday night to become the all-time leader in postseason wins amongst coaches in MLS, led the Galaxy to a 19-5-10 record this season for 67 points, which were one shy of the MLS record of 68, which was set by the Galaxy in 1998. The Galaxy also finished with the best goal differential in the postseason and are now one win away from winning their third MLS Cup. Since taking charge of the Galaxy in August 2008, Arena, who won the MLS Coach of the Year award with D.C. United in 1997 and with the Galaxy in 2009, has a 51-23-30 record and three consecutive first place finishes in the Weste...
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