LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena's thoughts from LA's 3-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes

31 August 11:08 pm

LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena's thoughts from LA's 3-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. – Bruce Arena’s thoughts following the LA Galaxy’s 3-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes…

 

(On the match as a whole…)

 

ARENA: “I think our team played well tonight. San Jose played real hard in the first half, came out hard. The first goal was very important. I think they threw a lot into the game in the first half. You can see in the second half they lost their legs a little bit. Our team played well. It was a game winner. As the game went on, our passing improved. I thought we scored some good goals. Overall, a good performance. A good team effort.”

 

(On Franklin’s play out wide and whether he’d stay there indefinitely…)

 

ARENA: “I can’t tell you that. We’ve played that way a fair number of times this year. Sean has played right midfield over a number of years. It’s not a new position for him.”

 

(On DeLaGarza’s injury status…)

 

ARENA: “I think that he just took a knock. I don’t think that it’s serious.”

 

(On the importance of the game with four internationals missing next week…)

 

ARENA: “Every game is important. What can I tell you? The next game is important. I’m asked that question game every week. They are all very important. We want to win every time we step onto the field. They are all important at this point in the season.”

 

(On the play of the Earthquakes…)

 

ARENA: “Mike Stephens made a mistake at the end of the game, which probably gave them their best chance. They had a couple shots from distance throughout the game. There may have been a corner kick in the second half, as well. They were dangerous. Overall, our entire group played very well. Our backline was fantastic. Jaime has a good presence in the goal, as well.”

 

On the play of Jaime Penedo:

“He’s an experienced goalkeeper. When called on, he’s come up for us in the last three or four games. He’s certainly going to get tested a little bit more. I think he’s played very well. He’s given up two goals in four games. Jaime’s obviously doing well.”