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May 8, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Sounders FC 0, L.A. Galaxy 4 — postgame L.A. quotes

Bruce Arena – Galaxy Head Coach
(On his team having a good game against Seattle . . .) “The first half was pretty even. We got an important goal. The second half our team played really well.”
(On the Sounders plan to stop Edson Buddle . . .) “Edson Buddle had a great game, I thought. He doesn’t need to score goals all the time as a forward. He helps create goals and scoring opportunities. He held onto the ball well tonight. Landon [Donovan] and Edson played really well tonight by any way you evaluate performances.”
(On Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle playing together for the U.S. National Team…) “That is not my choice. I have a different job than that.”


(On his team playing better than today . . .) “This is one of those games where everything goes your way. Hopefully we are going to play better games and we will get better. We have to get better. We are only eight games and there is a lot of season left to play.”
(On his team’s defense . . .) “We played very well at that end of the field. [Donovan] Ricketts is outstanding.”
Landon Donovan – Galaxy Midfielder
(On the team improving as the season progresses . . .) “We can play better. If we were playing better later in the game we could have scored five or six goals. You never want to take your foot off the gas. If it’s the other way, teams can make mistakes.”
(On when the team was able to take control of the match . . .) “We know we were the better team and we wanted to be aggressive and not let them dictate the game. They had the ball in the first half and our back line did a great job. When we had chances to score, we were ruthless.”
(On teams focusing on stopping Edson Buddle…) “Our team is really good. A lot of attention is being placed on him and everyone else is doing a lot of things right to put him in that position. Today, he did a lot of things to get other people in the right position.”
(On Edson Buddle proving himself to gain a spot on the U.S. National Team . . .) “Yes, absolutely.”
Edson Buddle – Galaxy Forward
(On creating opportunities for his teammates to score . . .) “I knew it was going to be a physical match for myself and us. We were aware of the Sounders tendencies and it was up to me to find the runners coming through.”
(On having his teammates take the lead and score . . .) “I never plan it that way. It just so happened this year I have been able to get on the score sheet early. It just so happened that guys were able to score and we had a good result here in Seattle.”
(On being nervous about possible call up to the National Team . . .) “Not really. My focus is on playing here on Monday.”

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