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Bruce Arena is, and will always remain, the best

Bruce Arena, coach of the Los Angeles Ga

Bruce Arena, coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy, speaks during a press conference in Manila on December 1, 2011, ahead of their friendly match with Philippines’ Azkals on December 3. Beckham’s sights are fixed on playing in the London Olympics next year, but the superstar said December 1, he was less sure about his future when his contract with Los Angeles Galaxy ends. The 36-year-old former England captain, in the Philippines as part of a week-long Asian tour by LA Galaxy, told reporters he still had to make up his mind about his future. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Oh look, it’s the Los Angeles Galaxy coach being awesome and hilarious and outspoken and all the other things you don’t normally associate with a soccer manager.

Mr. Arena’s club has an uber important match coming up this weekend against the San Jose Earthquakes. As you may remember, the last time the Galaxy’s northern rivals came to Home Depot Center, they won in the dying stages of the game. There was also the match on June 30, during which Los Angeles blew a 3-1 lead.

But the man has moved on:

“I’m not at all troubled by those two games at this point in my life. I’m moving on, I was not happy in the short term with those games, but now I’ve put it past me, I’m looking for greater things in life. I had a grandchild born, we’re in the middle of a heated Presidential election, [the U.S.] lost a difficult Ryder Cup, the Yankees are hanging on for life so really I don’t give two sh*** about the last time that we played San Jose.”

That’s great. With two wins, the Galaxy will avoid the dreaded fourth place-fifth place match in the MLS playoffs. That said, we’re kind of hoping it doesn’t happen that way. We’d love to hear Arena’s thoughts on that game.