LA GALAXY HEAD COACH BRUCE ARENA
Tonight was one of those nights were I think the team that made the fewer mistakes would win tonight and we made a couple and the Revolution took advantage of it. So it was a deserving win on their part.
Of course we were aware that the Revolution was in a slump. We’re not as dumb as we look sometimes. We knew they would play a hard game and obviously coming in on this surface with the field slick and the short field it tends to be the kind of game you saw tonight. The ball bouncing all over the place and that’s part of it and there’s no excuses for us to not be up to the task and to deal with the game. We were here last year and we came out favorably, so there’s no excuses with any of that stuff and yes we did know they were a team that was down and we did know we were playing on this field and there’s no excuses. We lost the game.
Well I don’t think they (LA) were pressing more than they should have after New England scored the first goal. They (LA) were trying to get the goal.
No I don’t think the Revolution were different in the second half. They didn’t look any different in the first half.
LA GALAXY DEFENDER SEAN FRANKLIN
Well we knew it was going to be a tough game, especially with them coming off a 5-0 loss. They aimed to pressure us tonight and they did just that, they beat us in key spots on the field and scored two goals against us. We had a chance in the 2nd half, but we just didn’t play well enough tonight and we just have to put this game behind us and get ready for DC next week.
Yeah definitely is disappointing to give up two goals for the first time all year. We have been playing really well and have not been allowing goals and this is the first time anyone has scored two goals in one game on two shots we should have been able to prevent. Yea it’s disappointing, but like I said, we should just put this behind us and keep doing what we have done all year and take that into D.C. and the rest of the season.
No I don’t think we were too tired, yeah we had a game on Wednesday in Seattle. Some of the traveling might have tired out legs but that is no excuse for not showing up and playing well. There just wasn’t enough quality out there tonight and no I don’t think fatigue was the issue, but just that we weren’t as tough as we usually are out there.
LA GALAXY FORWARD EDSON BUDDLE
Yea definitely, I felt 100 percent out there tonight [after leaving the Seattle game early]. I just got to keep working and get back into shape. I just got to keep playing and getting ready for next week and each morning just work to get better.
We try to take something from each game, at the end of the road we didn’t get the result we were looking for. The first goal came on a set piece, which put us behind for the rest of us 2nd half, and forced us to have to try and crawl back into the game. Like I said, we just have to take some positives from the game and just be better next week.
We missed both Landon [Donovan] and Omar [Gonzalez]. Both guys make us better you know, and we don’t want to miss either one of those guys.
Well right now I would say that I haven’t ever had someone feed me the ball like Landon . I have been playing real well ever since I got to LA, and I have been here four years now and just want to get better every time I step on the field. We definitely missed him tonight and definitely could have used him. Well it looks like that when it’s working, when everything is going well but when we are not winning people are going to question and it’s easy to take notice. When the combination is working and you are winning it just makes it all that sweeter.