Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 11/19/11

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)
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 best co...
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