Galaxy head coach Arena suspended for SuperClasico

Galaxy head coach Arena suspended for SuperClasico

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Galaxy head coach Arena suspended for SuperClasico

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When the Los Angeles Galaxy face their in-stadium rivals Chivas USA on Sunday, they’ll have to do so without their head coach Bruce Arena.

The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee handed down a one-game suspension on Friday to Arena for leaving his technical area during the Galaxy’s 1-0 defeat to the Portland Timbers last Saturday. Per league policy, any manager who leaves their area during play is automatically handed a one-game ban. In Arena’s place, assistant coach Dave Sarachan is expected to take charge of the team.

Arena left his technical area while arguing an offside call made by near side assistant referee Eric Boria that overturned what originally looked to be the game-tying goal in stoppage time. Landon Donovan sent in a free kick from the right side of the box that teammate Robbie Keane headed in for a goal, but it was disallowed because Keane was ahead of the last defender.

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