LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena's thoughts from LA's 2-0 defeat to the Colorado Rapids

27 July 8:04 pm

LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena's thoughts from LA's 2-0 defeat to the Colorado Rapids

By Adam Serrano

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena’s quotes from LA’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to the Colorado Rapids…

(On his overall thoughts from the performance…)

ARENA: “We got beat today. We deserved to lose.”

(On if this was the sloppiest game so far…)

ARENA: “I wouldn't say sloppy, but they physically manhandled us. They won the battles most of the day. It was a really poor goal for us to give up at the end of the first half. It was a big play and obviously not a good way to start the second half by letting them create the second goal. Overall, we deserved to get beat. “

(On his disappointment…)

ARENA: “The first half, if we go in 0-0 and we're in good position. I'm very disappointed with the defending on that set piece at the end of the half. It was obviously a big play in the game.”

(On the team's tendency to give up goals at the end of the half…)

ARENA: “We have a habit of giving up goals at the end of the half. There's no question about that. That wasn't good.”

(On not being able to slow Dillon Powers…)

ARENA: “It's because they won the first ball. The second ball sailed to him a lot. We weren't able to do enough against their three forwards. They won the battle against us all day.”

(On what he told the team after a game like this…)

ARENA: “I told them that we lost too many battles on the field today. We have to get ready for the next one.”

(On the team’s poor road form…)

ARENA: “I don’t really care. That’s not a factor at this point.”