Bruce Arena's post game thoughts following the LA Galaxy's 4-1 victory

25 May 8:53 pm

Bruce Arena's post game thoughts following the LA Galaxy's 4-1 victory

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena addressed the media following the team's 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union

Check it out below...

(On Landon Donovan breaking the record...)

“It was very nice. I think that the one who really wanted the hug was really me. I wanted to congratulate him. I’m real happy for him. It’s an unbelievable milestone for any athlete. It’s a great accomplishment. We are grateful to have him here. I know it takes a little pressure off him not having to worry about that record now. Others can chase him for the rest of his life.”

(On the team’s performance...)

ARENA: “I don’t think we played well in the first half. Second half we played better, but it was a good performance. Philadelphia played us real hard. To get that second goal early in the second half was important. It broke their back a little bit. Second half we played a very good 30 to 35 minutes.”

(On Leonardo’s performance...)

ARENA: “I thought he performed quite well today. Obviously, the goal was a big part of our success today. He had surgery two weeks ago. I don’t know if anyone knew. He had a compound fracture. We really brought him along slowly over the last two weeks. He was in a good frame of mind to play today. He’s thrilled with his performance. Leo’s grown a lot as a player. It’s great to see him perform today, coming back from that injury. I think it’s going to give him a lot of confidence."