MLS Coach of Year Arena Soccer

New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena applauds his team during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Inter Miami on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Arena won a record fourth Major League Soccer Coach of the Year award on Monday, Nov. 29, after leading the Revolution to a league-record 73 points. AP file photo

NEW YORK — Bruce Arena won a record fourth Major League Soccer Coach of the Year award on Monday after leading the New England Revolution to a league-record 73 points.

The 70-year-old, a member of the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame, also won the award with D.C. United in 1997 and the LA Galaxy in 2009 and 2011. He tied Sigi Schmid’s record of 240 regular-season wins.

New England hosts New York City on Tuesday (7:30 p.m., FS1) in the playoffs. Arena is seeking his sixth MLS title and is trying to become the first coach to win with three different teams.

He received 57.97% of the vote by MLS club technical staff, media and current players. Colorado’s Robin Fraser was second with 20.8% and Seattle’s Brian Schmetzer was third with 4%.


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