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Los Angeles Galaxy saves a point in West-East Coast clash

August 8, 2016 by  
Filed under MLS, US Soccer

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy 2-2 New York Red Bulls

A wild finish in LA that saw the Californians coming from a 2-0 deficit with less than 10 minutes to play but finding resources to draw level against the Eastern Conferece leaders.

We hear from the coaches as they left the press zone. Coach Jesse Marsch laments the missed opprtunity to bring home 3 points:

“It’s really hard to swallow because I’ve got a group of players that are confused. Because I think we’re all having a hard time understanding how this is happening and why. We can’t dwell on it, we have to just understand it, and I think it’s obvious for everyone to see, the whole league was watching tonight. I think everybody can see that it’s painful, but again, we can’t dwell on it, whine about it, or make excuses, but it is perplexing and confusing, and it’s hard to understand.”

“It’s gonna make us stronger, we’re gonna find a way to get stronger. I have nothing but pride right now for my players and the way that they poured their hearts and guts into the game, and that’s what makes it difficult to swallow. Makes it hard to understand.”

LA Galaxy‘s coach Bruce Arena praises his team effort:

“I think it would have been a shame if we had walked off that field losing. Because, over 90 minutes, we played pretty well. We certainly made mistakes that cost us, but I think on the night we played pretty well and deserved to get at least a point out of it.”

“It looked like it spelled doom for us. In the second half, we started pretty well, and then conceded the first goal and obviously the second one. But a tremendous effort by our guys. I thought the players that came into the game, Husidic, Magee, and Boateng did a great job to get us back in the game. 

“I can’t be more pleased with our team and the character they shared at the end of the game to try and get back in it and get a point, and maybe three points.”

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