Found November 19, 2011 on Fox Sports Houston:
MLS continues to hire ex-players to coach teams. The latest hiring is former New England defender Jay Heaps, who goes straight from the commentators' booth to taking over the reins of the Revolution. Back in 1996 when LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena got his first professional coaching gig in the burgeoning MLS out of the University of Virginia, no one knew where the league would be in 2011. Arena won two MLS Cups with the Marco Etcheverry-led DC United in the early years. After a historic stint with the U.S. National team, Arena returned to MLS with the New York Red Bulls and then was brought in to win the MLS Cup in Los Angeles. Against the Dynamo on Sunday night he is expected to win it with the firepower of Landon Donovan, David Beckham and Robbie Keane behind him. Not to mention, the investment of owners Anschutz Entertainment Group. It won't be easy. Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear was a player in the league in 1996. He along with Arena is considered one of the...

Arena and Donovan - the great redeemers

Bruce Arena and Landon Donovan have experienced their share of joyous triumphs together during their lengthy tenure as coach and player. From the number of important victories with the U.S. national team, to their many triumphs in the past three seasons with the Los Angeles Galaxy. All that history aside, there may not have been a sweeter victory for them to share than Sunday night...

MLS Cup final: Postcards from LA (Part 1)

Throughout his week in Los Angeles, FOX Soccer senior writer will be sending "postcards" from MLS Cup 2011. Here is his first. The first full day of MLS Cup events saw the LA Galaxy hold their first full day of media availability while the Houston Dynamo arrived in LA to an almost non-existent media contingent. Bruce Arena was at his sarcastic best addressing the media...

Arena to name Cristman as Keane´s partner

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MLS Cup notebook: Davis nervous

Brad Davis, Houston's best player throughout the 2011 season, will miss the 2011 MLS Cup final with a thigh injury (Photo credit: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images) Brad Davis walked without a limp and looked like someone ready to play in Sunday's MLS Cup Final, but he won't. The MLS MVP finalist and leader of the Houston attack is still out for Sunday's final with a torn...

Dynamo's Dominic Kinnear: We all benefit from Landon Donovan's success (

The coach is happy that Donovan will finally get his deserved recognition. David Beckham, Robbie Keane and Bruce Arena also praised the forward.

LA Galaxy win 2011 MLS Cup

It didn’t feel like one day, or even a whole season was riding on Sunday night’s MLS Cup matchup. No, for the Los Angeles Galaxy, Sunday night’s final against the Houston Dynamo had more like a weight of five years. From the moment David Beckham arrived in Los Angeles in 2007, to all the ups and downs, to Bruce Arena coming in as head coach and general manager a year later...
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