Galaxy's Arena to coach MLS All-Stars

LA Galaxy Head Coach Bruce Arena will Lead the MLS All-Stars Against Manchester United in the 2

Major
League Soccer today announced that LA
Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena will lead the MLS All-Stars against 2009 English Premier League champion
Manchester United in the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game
due to
the Galaxy’s exceptional record in the first half of the MLS regular
season.  The game will be
broadcast live on ESPN2 and TeleFutura from Reliant Stadium in Houston,
Texas
on Wednesday, July 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET.  

The
honor of coaching the MLS
All-Stars goes to the coach whose team has the best points-per-game
average in
League play through June 27.  With a record of 10-1-3, for 33 points
(2.36
points-per-game), the LA Galaxy secured the MLS All-Star Coach position
for
Arena.

Arena is in his third season as head coach of the Galaxy.
 A two-time MLS Cup winning coach, Arena is one of just four coaches
ever
to win MLS Cup on more than one occasion.  As the all-time leader in
wins
among coaches in U.S. National Team history, Arena led the U.S. to the
FIFA World Cup twice, including a historic quarterfinal berth in 2002 in
Japan/Korea.

Because
the LA Galaxy are scheduled
to host the Puerto Rico Islanders in a 2010-2011 CONCACAF Champions
League
match on Tuesday, July 27, Arena has asked host city head coach, Dominic Kinnear of the
Houston Dynamo, to lead the All-Star training sessions on Monday, July
26 and
Tuesday, July 27, as well as serve as his assistant coach on gameday.

Fans
and media may continue to vote
for the MLS All-Star First XI through July 6.  One-fourth of the total
vote for the First XI will come from each of the following groups: fans,
players, coaches and general managers, and media members. The MLS
All-Star
First XI will be announced on Tuesday, July 13.

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Arena
and Kinnear will collaborate
to select five additional All-Stars who will join the two Commissioner’s
selections to complete the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game roster. The
entire
18-man roster, including those five coaches’ selections and two
Commissioner’s picks, will be announced on Monday, July 19.