LA Galaxy's Bruce Arena lauds players for getting him to 200 MLS wins

Video via MLS: LA Galaxy 2-1 Crew SC (3:55)

Baggio Husidic and Giovani dos Santos scored stellar goals four minutes apart to secure three points for LA Galaxy against Columbus. (3:55)

LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena heaped praise on his players for helping him become the second man to reach 200 wins in Major League Soccer.

The Galaxy have been winless since July. 23 and finally nailed their first three points in a 2-1 victory over Columbus Crew SC on Saturday at the StubHub Center.

A goalless first half was followed up by three goals in the second period. Baggio Husidic and Giovani dos Santos gave the Galaxy a two-goal advantage before Adam Jahn reduced the deficit at the death.

"I think it was gonna take a special play by someone to win the game," Arena told MLS.com.

"It [Husidic's goal] was a fantastic goal, obviously,

"Gio's was a good goal, an opportunistic goal, and overall, I think we played very well."

Arena's assessment of Husidic's goal was similar to the player's own vision, as he admitted that the team wanted to get more shots on target to break their six-game winless streak.

"It just kinda laid out perfectly, and I took a chance," Husidic said. "We've been talking about all week to be a bit selfish and shoot the ball, and I did. When I saw it go in, It was just like 'sick!'"

As for Arena's glorious record of 200 MLS victories, the former national team boss was quick to deflect the praise to all the players who he has had the privilege of coaching in his career.

"When you win a fair amount of games, when you're coaching, it's because you have good teams and good players," Arena said of his accomplishment.

"I know one day it will be important, probably to my grandchildren to read about,

"I'm honored to have coached some great players in this league, and that's the reason I've been able to pile up a few wins along the way."