MLS week 11
LA Galaxy were traveling from west to east to New York with the ambition to grab an important away victory. Phenomenal at home with only victories, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his teammates have not been as fantastic away from their home turf. The Galaxy rank second in the west behind LAFC and have lost 2 out of their first 4 games away from home.
New York Red Bulls needed a big win after a sluggish start of the season and they got it against the visitors, 3-2. They won their third game at home in the first five matches while still looking fort their first away win.
LA Galaxy coach, Schelotto, comments on the loss:
“I think New York did not play better than us. We had to get something [out of the match]. Even the third goal was very irregular situation. It’s very clear that the NY player is offside. But soccer is like that. Sometimes you win, you can tie and lose. But we lost and we need to recover with three points in Ohio.
They never tried to play. When they get the ball, they play long ball and they got the goal that way in first half. In the second half they pressed but they didn’t play much better than us. And they found the goals.”
Ibrahimovic added: “We played a very good game. In the second [half] we lost some position when we conceded the goals. But we hit the post, we had one against one. We had a lot of chances. We should have scored a lot. Sometimes this happens and this is just to learn from it and to go to the next game and keep working and keep trying. Then we’ll get credit back for it.”