Bruce Arena

CARSON, Calif. -- The LA Galaxy are officially at the midway point of the 2015 MLS regular season.  


The Galaxy completed their 17th of 34 league matches on Saturday when they earned a 1-1 draw with Columbus Crew SC. At the halfway mark, the Galaxy find themselves in sixth place in the Western Conference with a 5-5-7 record and 22 points after 17 matches.


The first half of LA's season has been marred with injuries to players like Robbie Keane, Jose Villarreal, and A.J. DeLaGarza but the club remains in playoff contention with half of the season under their belt. Things will change quickly once the second half of the season ramps up with the addition of Steven Gerrard, and the continued immersion of newcomers like Sebastian Lletget


Following training on Tuesday, Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena spoke to reporters about the lessons that he's taken from the team's start. 


"We learned that it's very different playing with 17 different lineups and making so many changes and dealing with so many injuries. Having said that, it's remarkable that we've been able to keep our heads above water, and are right in the middle of the pack. We're not too far behind and we're positioned well for the second half of the season," Arena said. "Without a full team though, we're not going to be a dominant team in this league. That's for sure. But I don't think that anyone is, that's the other message of the first half of the season. No teams have stood out ahead of others. It's a real scramble at this point, but hopefully for us, the second half of the season is better."


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