Pareja on road win at LA: "It gives us our confidence back"

Coach has high praise for Edson Buddle and the team after defeating the Galaxy in LA

Colorado Rapids Head Coach Oscar Pareja following the 1-0 road win over LA:

Overall thought on the win:
“Well, I though as a group we went onto the field today with a big responsibility to try to get a result and despite having some very young (players), the team - they were up to the challenge and I’m very proud of them. The fans and the club and everyone should be very pleased with the effort they put in there. I thought we planned it well and the execution was even better. The first half we knew LA would come to us and we wanted to match their intensity. The second half I thought it was pretty even football but we have some clear options and we were sharp on that one with Edson who scored a fantastic (goal).”
 
On seeing Edson Buddle score for a third straight game:
“I’m very happy and all the players are as well. Happy for the result, happy for the group but mostly happy for Edson, who has been training very hard and I know what this game meant for him and to come and give us the three points with such a great goal is outstanding. I’m very happy with the person he has been, he’s been nothing but a full professional.”
 
On the importance of this win:
“It’s huge. At this point, if you have the urgency to get points it’s huge. Especially when playing away, and especially when playing against LA, a rival from the same conference. It gives us our confidence back. Kansas City we could have gotten a point, but, you know, the disappointment of that game went away quick and the boys reacted today with such big character and that’s why they deserve the three points.”
 
On Nick LaBrocca getting the start:
“Nick is an experience guy who in a game like this one can us that speed on the ball but on the other side we needed the physicality of Atiba, a person we missed probably a lot in Kansas, and I wanted the group to attack the Galaxy a little bit more in the second half with brining Deshorn and Martin. So with Atiba and Nick it was a tactical (move), one gave us speed and the other physicality.”