LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena's postgame thoughts from LA's 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers

04 July 10:52 pm

LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena's postgame thoughts from LA's 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena spoke to reporters following the team's 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers on Friday.

Check out his quotes below. 

(On Baggio Husidic’s substitution...)

ARENA: “I don’t think Baggio [Husidic] opened up the game but he was a fresh player and he did his job; helped create a couple chances for us there for sure… He did a good job.”

(On the team giving up the lead...)

ARENA: “Hard game, I think we were sloppy throughout the game, the effort was not consistent over the 90 minutes, for us to have that kind of energy in the last 15 minutes to get an equalizer and not have that energy for the entire game is a little disappointing I think we lost our concentration a little bit, we did a real sloppy job in defending on a couple of crosses that cost us goals and to their credit they did a good job. I think the referee missed a few calls there; cards he didn’t do a good job in that regard, but maybe had no impact on the game; we were inconsistent tonight. However the effort to get a point out of the game was terrific, the team did a real good job there.”

(On Landon Donovan not being awarded two penalty kicks...)

ARENA: “The second one I think is a red card because he’s going to goal and I don’t think the last defender matters, he’s denying a goal scoring opportunity. Plus he allowed that player to get away with not getting carded previous to that when he fouled someone from behind in the other half of the field and the referee let it go. The other one with Landon [Donovan] and [Danny] O'Rourke, I can’t see from my angle whether there’s contact or not so I don’t know…”