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LA Galaxy stopped Sounders’ home winning streak – reactions

July 30, 2014 by  
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Seattle Sounders 0-3 Los Angeles Galaxy

Sigi Schmid – Sounders FC Head Coach
(Opening Statement…) “It’s just one of those things. We didn’t connect passes early in the game-they put a lot of pressure on us. We lost confidence in our passing early out of the back. We lost confidence in that, so we are lumping up 50-50 balls. We lost a majority of the duels in the game. As a result of that, they had more (goals). So today they were better.”

(On Chad Marshall’s injury…) “It certainly hurt us. Chad got rear-ended on Saturday, so that’s why we held him out of practice on Sunday. We thought he was feeling better today, then he sneezed this morning and his whole back [got spasms] so he couldn’t play. Chad’s a big part of our defense, but Dylan Remick hasn’t played in a long time, so it was a big game for him to get back into the game, so it made it a little bit harder…. [Jalil] Anibaba would have started and Marshall would have been in the middle. He is going to see someone tomorrow and we hope it’s not long term.”

(On the weaknesses of the defense…) “They were a better team. Landon [Donovan] found space on DeAndre [Yedlin] on that side, but it wasn’t just him. Every player found space; all of their players had too much space. We weren’t tight enough. When you give a good player that much space, they are going to show how good they are.”

Bruce Arena – LA Galaxy Head Coach
(On the game…) “The team played well. It was a good performance on the road and a good performance if you were at home. Our guys played well tonight. They looked sharp.”

(On Marcelo Sarvas’ play…) “He played well. He played a good 90 minutes on both sides of the ball. It was a really good performance.”

(On what he said at halftime…) “Win the game. Our objective is to win the game and we did a pretty smart job in the second half. It could’ve been a little bit better, but good enough to get the win.”

(On why they dominated so much in the first half…) “We played well. We looked sharp and, you know, it’s mid-year right now. Everyone is still finding themselves. We’re just beginning to get our team on the field. After a half a season of misery, having to deal with the injuries and the absences and all that, hopefully we’ll get a little bit more of a solidified unit.”

(On the return of Omar Gonzalez…) “Omar hasn’t played with us for three months so it was great to get him back on the field.”

(On Robbie Rogers and Dan Gargan’s play…) “They played well. Our entire team played well tonight. It was a good performance and it was nice to get that group on the field. It was probably the first time they’ve played together this year.”

(On if the slow schedule at the beginning of the year helps with getting momentum now…) “The schedule at the beginning of the year helps nobody. It was a terrible schedule and made it very awkward and difficult to get our team moving in the right direction. That’s all part of it as well. We’re trying to catch up now. We’re only 18 games in at this point in the season and we’d like to have a few more. We have a real challenge ahead of us going into the second half of the season.”

(On the intelligence of his team’s play…) “We didn’t have to be pretty in the second half. Our goal is to win the game and I thought they played a smart game. Getting a clean sheet was important.”

(On if Chad Marshall playing would’ve made a difference for Seattle…) “Everybody misses players. It’s all part of it. He certainly is a good player. Would he have made a difference in the game? I don’t know.”

(On the team’s play as of late…) “I think over the last 10 games, we’re like 6-1-3 or something. It’s not like we’re playing bad.”

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