Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bruce Arena Will Not be on the Bench for Tonight's Game

The following statement is from the LA Galaxy regarding the health of General Manager and Head Coach Bruce Arena.

"After 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.”

With Bruce in the New York area for his induction to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Sarachan and Jones have run the club's training session's all week, including on Friday at Montclair State in New Jersey.

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