Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Bruce Arena, who coached the Galaxy into Sunday's MLS Cup final, was Monday named Major League Soccer's coach of the year for the third time. Arena, a former U.S. national team coach and a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, is the only man to win the award third times. He also won in 1997 and 2009. Voting was conducted among clubs, media and players based on regular-season performance. The Seattle Sounders' Sigi Schmid and Sporting Kansas City's Peter Vermes were the other finalists. Arena's Galaxy finished the regular season 19-5-10, giving it the league's best record for the second consecutive season. The Galaxy also won all three of its playoff matches and is unbeaten at the Home Depot Center this season, which is where the team will play Sunday's MLS Cup against the Houston Dynamo. Arena will be a head coach in MLS Cup for the fifth time, also a league record. Arena, in his fourth season as Galaxy head coach, guided a team that earned at least a point in more than ...
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