Galaxy 1 New England Revolution 0
Technical difficulties will force me to cut this short tonight.
Here’s the game story.
The guys for the most part were pretty solid, but we could have been better and I’m a little disappointed we didn’t get the second goal,” said Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena.
Here’s the reaction of New England Coach Steve Nichol to the loss:
“The one thing we said at halftime was we needed to believe in what we were doing. The inexperience we had tonight kind of manifested itself in the first half; we were timid and unsure.”
New England finished with just one shot on target; the Galaxy had three.
Quote of the night went to Edson Buddle when he was asked what his assessment of the Brazilian trio of new Galaxy players was.
“Well, they’re from Brazil,” he said as reporters dissolved into laughter.
Buddle, who only got his braces off his teeth a couple of weeks ago after wearing them since arriving at the Galaxy, took an elbow to the bottom front teeth from Pat Phelan in the 70th minute.
He was not pleased and required emergency dental work from the team dentist before addressing the waiting media.
“You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to win,” he said to laughter.
Next: Chivas USA 8 p.m. Thursday.