FRISCO, Texas. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena addressed reporters after the club's 2-1 defeat to FC Dallas.
The loss saw the Galaxy's 10 game unbeaten run come to an end.
Arena's thoughts are below.
On what part of the game the Galaxy lost control…
ARENA: "We didn’t lose control of the game, we lost the game. We actually had a lot of control in the second half at times. It’s the sloppy play at the end of the game that makes the difference. We didn’t execute over a simple throw-in play."
On the several opportunities that the team had to pull ahead...
ARENA: "We had some chances. Didn’t get it done."
On going into the two Seattle games needing four points to win the Supporters' Shield...
ARENA: "That's fine. We know what is ahead of us."
On if the loss was a learning experience for the Galaxy...
ARENA: "It's not a learning experience, they should have learned this a long time ago."
FRISCO, Texas -- The LA Galaxy will look to extend their unbeaten run to 11 games when they face FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium on Sunday.
A win or a draw for the Galaxy on Sunday and LA could clinch the Supporters' Shield with a win next Saturday against Seattle Sounders FC. Meanwhile FC Dallas who are riding a seven game winning streak at home can clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since the 2011 campaign.
LA Galaxy 2 FC Dallas 1
(Galaxy: Gonzalez, Ishizaki; FCD: Castillo)
CARSON, Calif. -- Landon Donovan has enjoyed plenty of success in the Lone Star State and he'll make his final appearance in Texas on Sunday when the LA Galaxy take on FC Dallas.
In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at Donovan's success in Texas.
Check it out below.
U.S. Soccer presents Landon Donovan with a framed jersey representing all 19 jerseys wore in national team career
Landon Donovan donned the U.S. National Team kit for a final time on Friday in the U.S. National Team's 1-1 draw with Ecuador and U.S. Soccer made sure that their greatest player ever left with a truly meaningful parting gift.
Prior to the match with Ecuador, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati presented Donovan with a jersey made up of all 19 jerseys that Donovan wore during his career with the USMNT. The jersey was placed on a wooden frame that included the engraved names of all of Donovan's teammates from his 157 appearances with the national team.
Check it out below.
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) October 10, 2014
Omar Gonzalez is heading back to the LA Galaxy.
U.S. Soccer announced a reshuffling of their roster ahead of their match against Honduras on Oct. 14 that will see Gonzalez and five other players -- including LA forward Landon Donoavn -- will be rejoining their clubs while six players (including Seattle Sounders FC captain Clint Dempsey) join the national team set up. Gonzalez made a brief second half cameo appearance in the USMNT's 1-1 draw with Ecuador on Friday evening in Connecticut.
The change in status means that Gonzalez will be available for selection for the LA Galaxy when they take on FC Dallas on Sunday.
Robbie Keane scored a hat trick within 18 minutes as the Republic of Ireland destroyed minnows Gibraltar, 7-0 in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Dublin.
Keane's three goals brings his international goals tally to 65 and also means that the Galaxy captain is now the top scorer in European Championship qualifying history.
Remember, Keane is magic.
— Dan Leydon (@danleydon) October 11, 2014