LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena says Rapids "manhandled" his team, deserved to win
LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena following the Rapids 2-0 win over LA:
On if this was the sloppiest game so far:
"I wouldn't say sloppy, but they physically manhandled us. They won the battles most of the day. It was a really poor goal for us to give up at the end of the first half. It was a big play and obviously not a good way to start the second half by letting them create the second goal. Overall, we deserved to get beat."
On his disappointment:
"The first half, we go in 0-0 and we're in good position. I'm very disappointed with the defending on that set piece at the end of the half. It was obviously a big play in the game."
On the team's tendency to give up goals at the end of the half:
"We have a habit of giving up goals at the end of the half. There's no question about that. That wasn't good."
On not being able to slow Dillon Powers:
"It's because they won the first ball. The second ball sailed to him a lot. We weren't able to do enough against their three forwards. They won the battle against us all day."
On what he told the team after a game like this:
"I told them that we lost too many battles on the field today. We have to get ready for the next one."