Bruce Arena speaks to reporters following the LA Galaxy's 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire

01 June 7:00 pm

Bruce Arena speaks to reporters following the LA Galaxy's 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire

By Adam Serrano

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. --  LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena spoke to the media following the Galaxy's 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire. 

Check it out below...

(On the match...)

 

“Awful game today.  I can’t tell you how many times we’ve told the league when it’s this hot and humid in Chicago in June, we don’t want to play afternoon games.  This is not fair for the players.  It’s difficult.  It’s not fair for the fans.  We shouldn’t be playing this game at this time.  Difficult, difficult game for the players to deal with.”

 

(On players suffering from the heat...)

 

ARENA: “Difficult conditions. You can’t play these games this early in the afternoon.”

 

(On Robbie Rogers play...)

 

ARENA: “Rogers played very well.  He did a good job for us.”

 

(On Landon Donovan’s goal...)

 

ARENA: “Not his best day but he got a goal and he hung in there for 90 minutes so that was good.  It was a lousy game today.  There’s no other way to put it.  I think Chicago played a little bit better than us, but the conditions were difficult for both teams and it made for a not-good game.”

 

(On the penalty kick against LA...)

 

ARENA: “If a referee doesn’t see it, he shouldn’t call it.  If he thinks he saw it, then fair enough.  It may have been a foul but it was probably outside the penalty area.  I don’t know how they do that without discussing it between the linesman and the referee.  And if they did then they got it wrong.”

 

(On getting a point on the road...)

 

ARENA: “[Happy] we got the point.  We’ll take the point and get out of Chicago.”