CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena addressed reporters following the club's 2-2 draw with Seattle Sounders FC.
Arena's quotes are below.
On the second half of the game:
ARENA: "It was certainly a disappointing ending, we could have done a better job protecting a two goal lead, no question about that."
On Omar Gonzalez's second yellow card:
ARENA: "A terrible call, just a poor piece of officiating. We all play without players, the next guy will step in, but we haven't made any decisions on what we are doing next week."
On the play of Marcelo Sarvas:
ARENA: "He had a good game, the goal I think he was fortunate, it deflected of Martins I think, but Marcelo played well tonight, as did Juninho. I think the game was obviously a pretty even game, both teams battled, and they had a pretty defensive posture for most of the game, until they trailed by two goals. I though that for sixty five minutes or so we had real good control of the game, and then they came at us a little more aggressive and obviously that first goal they scored got them back into the game."
On the play of Baggio Husidic:
ARENA: "Baggio played well, he had a good solid game. Obviously the goal was important for us, he did a good job laying the ball up for Marcelo, but a good solid performance."
On the play of Jaime Penedo:
ARENA: "Really wasn't tested too much, maybe he could have done a little bit better on that second goal, the first was a little tough. I think Dempsey kind of missed it a little bit and it ended up there, but he wasn't tested a whole lot. He made a big save in the first half."
On the Galaxy defensive posture on Seattle's two goals:
ARENA: “Landon [Donovan] and Robbie Rogers did a poor job on closing the player on the right flank and when it was deflected, Gargan was out of position. Then on the second goal, Rogers could have gotten closer to the attacking player and Jaime [Penedo] has to be better.”
On the pre-game and post-game ceremonies with Landon Donovan:
ARENA: "Yeah I think we need to start focusing on playing. We are real pleased that the process is now complete and we are entering the last regular season game and then the playoffs and hopefully we and Landon can focus on that."
CARSON, Calif. -- After the LA Galaxy's 2-2 draw with Seattle Sounders FC, the club announced their 2014 end of the season award winners.
Robbie Keane took home LA Galaxy Player of the Year while A.J. DeLaGarza earned Defender of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year honors.
DeLaGarza's late son Luca Wyatt DeLaGarza was also honored by the LA Riot Squad supporters group as their "LARS Player of the Year."
Ahead of his final regular season match at the StubHub Center, Landon Donovan sits down with ESPN's Kenny Mayne to discuss his plans after he retires at the end of the LA Galaxy's 2014 campaign.
In addition to discussing his plans to put on weight after his career ends, Donovan tells Mayne about his favorite moment at StubHub Center and his reasoning on why he deserved to be on the U.S. squad during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Check it out above.
Landon Donovan or Clint Dempsey -- it's a question that fans of MLS and the U.S. National Team have debated for years.
In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at which of the two U.S. National Team stars has enjoyed a better career at the club and international level.
Check it out below.
Robbie Keane eager for the opportunity to face the Seattle Sounders after successful trip with Republic of Ireland
CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy captain Robbie Keane has rejoined the Galaxy from international duty with the Republic of Ireland ahead of LA's vital fixture with Seattle Sounders FC.
Keane returns to the Galaxy after an extremely successful Euro 2016 qualifying stint with the Irish as they earned four points with a win over minnows Gibraltar and a late draw with World Cup champions Germany. The Galaxy captain started both games, but his biggest impact was felt in their match against Gibraltar as he notched three goals to become the all-time leading goalscorer for European qualifying.
"It was great. Our main end when we went into Germany was to have six points going into [the Germany game] and to get a late goal was great. It felt like a win. I'm very proud and it was a great shift for everyone," said Keane. "It was nice to score for my country and to have a record of most qualifying goals in European history was something that I did not know, but it was nice to be told about. Esepcially when you're looking at the top players in Europe."
After returning from Dublin on Thursday evening, Keane was immediately took part in Galaxy training a day later. Although the Irishman has logged heavy travel miles over the past week, the Galaxy captain is eager to get on the field on Sunday.
"I'm fine. Travel doesn't affect me. I'm someone with a lot of energy and I'm quite lucky," said Keane. "Seattle is a good team. They're not where they are by accident and they're very good, but so are we. It's a game that we expect to get the three points no question."
In honor of Landon Donovan's final regular season home game at StubHub Center, the good folks at MLSsoccer.com have created an infographic recognizing all of the LA Galaxy great's accomplishments through the years in MLS.
Check it out below.
CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy will take on Seattle Sounders FC in a match with major Supporters' Shield implications on Sunday.
A Galaxy win or draw will keep LA's hopes of the Supporters' Shield alive while a loss will give Sounders their first regular season title in club history.
Below is a video preview of Sunday's match.
CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy blasted Seattle Sounders FC 3-0 in their last meeting with the club back on July 26 at CenturyLink Field, but they expect a very different challenge this time around in the first match of their two game set with Sounders on Sunday.
Although the Galaxy dominated Seattle in their first meeting in 2014, Donovan noted that his side will need to be wary about a Sounders side that has scored 61 goals this season—a mark second only to LA’s tally of 64 goals scored.
“Sometimes with the way that Clint and Oba play, it’s like they’re playing against cones. They’re both direct, they’re both dynamic and they both move well and see each other well,” said Donovan. “They also a host of complementary players like [Chad] Barrett, [Marco] Pappa and [Osvaldo Alonso] and guys that have contributed in different ways. They’re very dangerous all over the field and they have a lot of weapons.”