LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena's thoughts from the team's 1-1 draw to Chivas USA

08 June 9:25 pm

LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena's thoughts from the team's 1-1 draw to Chivas USA

By Adam Serrano

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena spoke to the media following LA's 1-1 draw to Chivas USA on Sunday.

Check it out below.

(On the team’s performance...)

ARENA: “It’s not a good a result for us. I give Chivas credit. We squandered a few chances. Obviously, conceded a goal isn’t the smartest way to play this game. There were chances for us to get a few more goals. At the end of the day, that’s the game. We didn’t connect, but give them credit. They played very hard. They had good concentration for 90 plus minutes. I think our team didn’t come out and play well the first 15 minutes or so.”

(On Robbie Rogers’ performance...)

ARENA: “He played pretty well. Defensively he didn’t have to do a whole lot. I think got forward in the attack. He got used to playing the position. It’s hard to mimic a real game in training. This is his first real game at 90 minutes at that position. I think overall he did well.”

(On Gyasi Zardes’ performance...)

ARENA: “Good goal. We had some chances before that. It was good to see Gyasi get a goal. I think for the most part he did alright tonight.”

(On A.J. DeLaGarza playing in the central defense...)

ARENA: “He plays all different spots in the back. We are just prepared for that. Obviously, we’ve had a few injures and missing a few players. He’s always an option for us.”

(On the tie..)

ARENA: “Let’s face it. They did a good job. They dropped and played pretty deep to keep everything in front of them. They had good numbers behind the ball. The execution of the last pass or the shots, some reluctance at times to shoot the ball, and the crossing at times was not good or should have been there and wasn’t there for us. All those little things that make a difference against a team that is going to defend with numbers. A draw for them is a victory. They aren’t going to come out of that shell unless you execute a little bit better. And, we didn’t.”

(On Chandler Hoffman...)

ARENA: “He got a good opportunity at the end of the game. And, that’s a real positive. That’s the job of a forward coming in at the end of the game to try and get a chance, and hopefully, get a goal and position the team to get the win.”