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16 A 10-year MLS veteran who appeared in 10 regular season games for the Galaxy in 2012, Pat Noonan won MLS Cup twice during his career, helping the Columbus Crew win their first championship in 2008 and the Galaxy to their second straight title in 2012. On January 11, 2013 it was announced that Noonan had retired as a player and had joined the club as an assistant coach. In a 10-year MLS career that saw him score 42 goals and add 33 assists in 183 regular season games, Noonan helped his team reach MLS Cup five times, winning a pair of championships. An All-Star in 2004 when he finished tied for the MLS scoring lead with career-highs of 11 goals and eight assists, Noonan won the U.S. Open Cup three times during his career, helping the New England Revolution to their first Open Cup title in 2007 before winning the tournament again with Seattle in 2010 and 2011. A native of Ballwin, Mo., Noonan made his U.S. National Team debut in March 2004 in a friendly against Haiti and he scored his first international goal just under a year later in a 3-0 win over Colombia. He collected 14 caps in his international career, with all but one of those appearances coming when Bruce Arena was the coach of the National Team. Noonan, who holds a U.S. Soccer Federation "B" coaching license, began his MLS career with New England in 2003, being selected by the club in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft. A finalist for the MLS Rookie if the Year award that season, Noonan spent five seasons with the Revolution, scoring 37 goals and adding 29 assists while helping New England reach three consecutive MLS Cups. Following the 2007 season, Noonan moved to Europe, signing with Aalesunds FK of the Norwegian Tippeligaen before returning to MLS in August 2008, joining the Columbus Crew, with who he won his first MLS Cup. He split the 2009 season between Columbus and Colorado before joining Seattle in 2010. After two seasons with the Sounders, the 32-year-old was taken by the Galaxy in Stage 2 of the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Process. He appeared in 14 games in all competitions last season, scoring once in the league and once in the U.S. Open Cup while winning his second MLS Cup. Kenny Arena joined the LA Galaxy coaching staff on January 2014 after spending the last two years as the head coach at Florida International University. A former head coach in the Galaxy Academy, Arena was named the head coach at Florida International in March 2012. Arena led the Panthers to an 8-8-2 record in his first season in charge, giving them their most wins in a single season since 2005. FIU finished the 2013 season with a 6-10-1 record, giving Arena a 14-18-3 record in his two seasons in charge. Arena began his coaching career as an assistant at the University of Virginia in 2006 before joining the coaching staff at George Mason University in 2007. He first came to California in 2008, joining Jorge Salcedo's staff at UCLA. In four seasons with the Bruins, Arena helped lead his team to the NCAA Tournament four times, including a berth in the College Cup in 2011. Nearly 20 players that Arena coached while at UCLA went on to be drafted by MLS teams, including Chandler Hoffman, Kyle Nakazawa, Brian Perk, Brian Rowe and Michael Stephens, all of who went on to play for the Galaxy. During his time at UCLA, Arena also worked as a coach with the Galaxy Academy, ser ving as the head coach of the Galaxy U-16's. While with the Academy, Arena coached current Galaxy Homegrown players Jack McBean and Oscar Sorto while helping lead his team to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-16 National Championship and the U-17 Generation adidas Cup in July 2011. A former U.S. youth national team player, Arena played college soccer at Virginia and was selected by the MetroStars (now New York Red Bulls) in the fourth round of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft. He would spend three years in MLS as a player, scoring once in 20 games over two seasons with the club before being traded to D.C. United, where he spent the 2005 season. PAT NOONAN - ASSISTANT COACH KENNY ARENA - ASSISTANT COACH

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