LA Galaxy statement on Head Coach Bruce Arena
following statement is from the LA Galaxy regarding the health of General
Manager and Head Coach Bruce Arena.
consulting with club physicians and those in the New York area, it has been decided that
Galaxy General Manager and Head Coach Bruce Arena will not be on the bench for
the club tonight when they take on the New York Red Bulls. Arena was taken ill
on Wednesday and was hospitalized over night on Thursday at the Hackensack University Medical Center.
He was diagnosed with viral complications and remained in the hospital on
Friday night before rejoining the club on Saturday morning. Arena is expected
to make a full recovery and will be in attendance for tonight’s game but will
watch from a private box. He will return to Los Angeles with the club on Sunday. In his
absence, Associate Head Coach Dave Sarachan and Assistant Coach Cobi Jones will
coach the team on Saturday.”