KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena addressed the media following the team's 2-1 defeat to Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.
The defeat snapped LA's eight game unbeaten run.
(On LA Galaxy’s 2-1 loss to Sporting KC…)
ARENA: “We started the game with 11 and ended the game with 11. We were just outplayed the first half. We played a poor half. The formation was off without Omar (Gonzalez) and injuries, which isn’t an excuse. We were just outplayed in the first half.”
(On Robbie Keane and Andy Gruenebaum’s collision in the second half...)
ARENA: “I think it should have been a foul [on Gruenebaum]. I don’t think it’s a red card but if a field player passes a ball and a player goes through, it’s a foul. So it’s a foul on the play; it’s a free kick. It doesn’t need to be a red card. But it’s a foul and it has to be a free kick. Like the foul they had that they scored a goal on—those are fouls. And the referee needs to call them. I don’t think it’s a red card.”
(On whether it was frustrating for LA to concede early to a Sporting team that wanted to press early...)
ARENA: "Nah. We knew what was going on. We played poorly."
(On Bradford Jamieson IV's MLS debut and first career MLS assist...)
ARENA: "The young player did well. He's only 17 and we think that he's going to be very good in this league."
(On Tommy Meyer's play at right back...)
ARENA: "Tommy did fine."