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There’s a reason Arena now has a league-best three championships to his name.

“Bruce is so good at analyzing the game and figuring out what we need,” Donovan said. “And it paid off.”

The Galaxy’s campaign puts Los Angeles in the discussion for being the greatest club MLS has ever seen. Los Angeles became the sixth team to claim the Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup in the same season, and the team also earned passage to next spring’s CONCACAF Champions League knockout stage — balanced success on the domestic and international stage unprecedented in MLS.

“To have the regular season we had and then throw in the CONCACAF Champions League and then win the MLS Cup is a hell of an accomplishment,” Arena said. “It really is.”