CARSON, Calif. – Following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to the Houston Dynamo, Sean Franklin wanted one thing: to forget about his showing in the LA Galaxy loss.
The right back was decent on the defensive end, but seemed to struggle with his distribution as six of his seven crosses were unsuccessful while he was also dispossessed a total of 19 times on the night.
After the game, Franklin was brutally honest about his showing.
“I think that my performance wasn’t the greatest; I have to do better in the final third and making the right pass and the right crosses,” Franklin told LA Galaxy Insider. “I thought defensively I was okay, but my passing and crossing was awful. I just made the right decision knowing late in the game that we need balls in the box. Quality balls, not just balls whipped in, but good service and at the end of the day, I wasn’t good enough.”
It didn’t help that the player that he was assigned to mark, Houston’s Andrew Driver enjoyed a strong game that included the game’s only goal in the 56th minute of play.
“He’s a great player. He’s crafty, he’s quick. He scored a good goal tonight. I thought in the first half, he was a little bit quiet, but in the second half, he came out and got his goal,” said Franklin. “Give their team credit, they got their goal and they defended well. On the day, it was just something that the team and myself need a better game.”
This week Franklin will have a chance to redeem himself as the Galaxy hit the road for a three match trip that begins on Saturday against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
“It’s tough, we just have to forget about this one and figure out what we did wrong and get this right,” Franklin said. “We have a long week till the game so we have plenty of time to get our mind right.”