Bruce Arena's thoughts following the LA Galaxy's 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes

28 June 10:52 pm

Bruce Arena's thoughts following the LA Galaxy's 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes

By Adam Serrano

STANFORD, Calif. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena addressed the media after his team's 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.

(On the team finally rewarding their good performances with goals...)

ARENA: "We did that tonight. It wasn't an easy game. Obviously, it was a great atmosphere for the Earthquakes and for the league. Our guys did well, our young center backs did well defensively, and I think that overall, this was our best effort defensively as a team. This is a game that we deserved to win and we've been certainly pushing our group to perform like this. Great win." 

(On the team's ability to bounce back from the Carolina RailHawks loss...)

ARENA: "The game in Carolina, I'm not sure it was a soccer game, whatever the heck that was. We have to accept the responsbility for the result." 

(On Tommy Meyer and Kofi Opare...)

ARENA: "They have enough experience and they're primed to play...Tommy was outstanding, the best game of his career."

(On the midfield play...)

ARENA: "Good balance. I thought that Landon did a good job and I think the whole group. This is a night that we've been waiting for where you look around and call it a complete team effort. That's what I'm most pleased about.... We're going to have a tough game on Friday and hopefully, we'll be able to get the guys ready. It's been a tough couple of weeks with all the travel involved. Hopefully, we get them ready for next Friday."