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Galaxy Head Coach Bruce Arena named 2010 Coach of the Year

LOS ANGELES - LA Galaxy Head Coach Bruce Arena will receive the prestigious 2010 Coach of the Year award during the sixth annual LA Sports Awards, which will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The LA Sports Awards are presented annually by the Los Angeles Sports Council to celebrate the greatest moments of the year in sports in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. Southern California sports fans can cast their ballot now through January 31 for the 2010 LA Sports Awards, the annual televised awards show celebrating the greatest sports moments of the year in the Los Angeles/Orange County area.  VOTE NOW

Arena guided the Galaxy to the best regular-season record in Major League Soccer (18-7-5) in 2010 as the team advanced to the Western Conference Final. He is the former head coach of the U.S. men's national team, leading the squad to the FIFA World Cup twice. He also was coach of the U.S. Olympic team in 1996. Arena coached two MLS championship teams, too.

The awards show will be televised on FOX Sports West (initial airing will be on March 4) and will include special appearances by many of the athletes and coaches whose achievements helped make 2010 such a memorable year in sports.

In addition to the Coach of the Year award, the ceremony also will feature a countdown of the Top 10 moments for 2010 as selected by a blue-ribbon media panel, along with the naming of the Sportsman, Sportswoman, and Sports Executive of the Year.

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