June 15, 2006
UCLA men's soccer assistant coach Paul Bravo has been hired to the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Galaxy, joining the Major League Soccer squad as an assistant under new head coach Frank Yallop.
Bravo coached at UCLA in 2004 and 2005 and helped lead the Bruins to two Pac-10 Championships and a two-year record of 26-9-5. Last season, the Bruins made history by becoming the first Pac-10 team ever to shut out all of its regular season home opponents. UCLA also led the nation in shutout percentage, shutting out 70% of its opponents on the year.
This will be Bravo's second stint as a MLS coach, having served as an assistant coach with the Colorado Rapids from 2002-03. He played for the Rapids from 1997-2001 and helped lead the team to the 1997 MLS Cup championship game. The three-time MLS All-Star selection was the first player in Colorado history to record 100 career points and finished his six-year career with 131 points on 52 goals and 27 assists.