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July 8, 2010 at 1:22 AM

Sounders FC 2, L.A. Galaxy 0 — Los Angeles quotes

Bruce Arena – Galaxy Head Coach

(On being disappointed with the results…) “Certainly we would to have liked to have a better result. This was a game that Seattle played a little bit harder and I think down the middle of the field they beat us in the positional match-ups. I think they deserved to win the game tonight.”

(On using the U.S. Open Cup to give players extra minutes…) “No, to me these games don’t make sense. Essentially it was a reserve game tonight. I think the timing of this competition isn’t right for MLS teams; it’s a difficult time to try and play these games. I think if see both teams, obviously both want to win, the competition is water down due to the fact that each team is juggling players and see who you want to play and who you don’t want to play. For us tonight there were valuable minutes for some players and others not so good.”

(On the upcoming match-up versus the New England Revolution…) “We could have used another day off. New England is coming off a difficult loss and definitely will be looking to make amends, we need a much improved effort on Saturday then we had tonight.”

Chris Klein- Midfielder

(On being disappointed with the result…) “Yeah, you would like get a win, we didn’t play very well and they came out with a lot of energy and got two goals. Once they got that first goal it put us on our heels and we are definitely disappointed with the result.”

(On trying to press too much in the match…) “Yes, I think we needed to press up a little bit more on the road, against their fans and on a surface they are used to. They kept coming at us and give them credit, they did well.”

(On struggling playing on a smaller field…) “Yes we struggled with it; I don’t think we will use it as an excuse. We struggled with certain parts of the game and I think that was one of them.”

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