(On the result...) “Give Seattle credit. In a span of about eight minutes we lost the game. We would have liked to go into halftime even and put a little pressure on them after the half but we weren’t able to do it.” “I think we struggled technically in the final third with getting some crosses in front of the goal. We weren’t able to get enough shots in. Seattle played very well tonight.” Here's some reaction from the Los Angeles Galaxy after their 2-0 loss at Seattle tonight:
BRUCE ARENAOn not using the whole roster...) “I think it’s a difficult week with the travel and playing on this surface. We wanted to keep some players fresh for the game on Saturday. That’s the decision I made.” “We didn’t think we were going to be able to play eleven players in three games and we had to rotate some players. It made sense to me to have those players available on Saturday.” (On the performance of Goalkeeper Bill Gaudette...) “I thought he did well. The second goal was a tremendous goal and we didn’t do a good job marking on the first goal, give them credit for getting it.” (On the rest of the season...) “There is a lot of games left and a lot of things are going to happen. We have to position ourselves to win some games.” Galaxy forward (and former Sounder) PAT NOONAN On being back...) “It wasn’t too strange, it was good to be back. The crowd was entertaining as always. Unfortunately for us, it didn’t end how we would have liked.”
On seeing former teammates...) “A quick ‘Hello’ and ‘How are you doing?’, then kick them around a little bit but unfortunately they kicked us around a little more than we did them and they got the result.” Goalkeeper BILL GAUDETTE On the result...) “We didn’t get the result we were looking for so obviously that’s a negative. They’re a tough team and this is tough place to play. There were some bright spots for us and we’re going to work on what need to for Saturday. We will get back to work tomorrow.” On Fredy Montero’s goal...) “He is a good player. Anytime you give goal scorers the opportunity to strike the ball... he did it well. As a keeper I feel like I can get everything, I’d like to have it back just so I could try again. Heck of a goal: good spot and good placement... same with (Eddie Johnson’s goal) anytime you give someone time in the box they’re going to score goals. It was unfortunate that we weren’t able to put one or two on the board but the boys played well. Like I said, we are going to move on for Saturday night right away.”
On positives to take away) “The ability to keep the ball in certain aspects of the game. If we were just able to keep it a little more we could have struck them out. Final third we did better, defensively we’ll get back to work and watch the video. We obviously want to get the result in every game but this is a tough place to play. We’re excited to get back to work on Saturday night.” Midfielder LANDON DONAVANOn the result...) “I thought overall we were OK. We did enough to put them under pressure to score goals. The goal before the half took some momentum away then the goal after the half really saps you so... disappointing night but we have to move on.” (On not using the whole roster...) “Historically we’ve done well here with a mix of lineups and personnel. We had a chance at the beginning of halftime to get something out of the game. That being said, this is a long season with a number of older players who have played a lot of games. When you combine the turf and traveling home it becomes pretty difficult. Those are the decisions that were made. We had enough guys here to get the job done, we just couldn’t do it.” (On the rest of season...) “We can’t keep saying it’s early. We’ve gotten better, there’s no question, but we have to keep improving. While we’re improving we have to start getting points. Saturday is a game that’s very important now and we have to get points out of it. Everybody knows that the West is a lot stronger than the East and it will get very difficult as the year goes on so we’ve got to start making our move or else we will find ourselves in a bad place.