Bruce Arena's thoughts from the LA Galaxy's 1-0 defeat to Colorado Rapids

07 September 11:14 pm

Bruce Arena's thoughts from the LA Galaxy's 1-0 defeat to Colorado Rapids

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena's thoughts on LA's 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids...

 

(On his thoughts on the match...)

 

ARENA: “We just didn’t play well tonight, not well enough to win anyway. Give them credit they got an opportunistic goal and a great finish by Edson.”

 

(On how Villarreal and McBean performed…)

 

ARENA: “An okay performance, certainly not dangerous enough tonight. Between them, probably not enough chances.”

 

(On Kofi Opare’s performance…)

 

ARENA: “Kofi played very well, I thought Brian Rowe played well, the new players we brought into the lineup did very well.”

 

(On Marcelo Sarvas’ performance…)

 

ARENA: “Marcelo played well, had a couple chances as well, he’s played well all year. Marcelo played well tonight.”

 

(On whether MLS should cancel games during international windows…)

ARENA: “Well it’s ridiculous we have to play these games in these windows. We have such a congested schedule, I don’t think we’ve played Colorado yet this year with our team, which is ridiculous. You know, you’re in playoff races and I think every time, I don’t know if every time is a fixture window but for whatever reason we’ve not played them yet with our full team.”

 

(On the status of Carlo Cudicini…)

ARENA: “It was my decision not to play him tonight.”

 

(On what the loss does to LA’s confidence and whether it was a throwaway game…)

ARENA: “It’s not a throw-away game even though the way we schedule in the league we do make games very peculiar, difficult, but it’s certainly not a throw-away game. We played this game certainly to win tonight.”