LA coach Bruce Arena got the result he needed against Seattle.
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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."