“We have nobody to blame but ourselves, but I thought the referee made a bad call at the end,” Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said. “It was ridiculous, the way he called the game. That is just part of it though and we have to accept responsibility too.
“The ref was inconsistent and you cannot let the goalkeeper get charged at the end,” he added. “Having said that, we still should have gotten a point today. Losing that game was ridiculous.”
“We’ve been working on a lot of set pieces, defending set pieces in particular,” said Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez, beaten by his man on the corner that led to the Dynamo equalizer. I feel like you work on it so much it’s in your head, and once again, you end up getting scored on again so I’m pretty sure we’ll be doing more set pieces this week. I’m pretty sure Bruce (Arena) will be in our ear a lot this week, so that’ll be a lot of fun.”
The Galaxy back line is allowing a goal a game so far this season with defenders Omar Gonzalez and Leonardo partnering in central defense for three straight games.
Arena: “I didn’t like a whole lot on the night; we weren’t very good to be honest. We lost too many battles on the night.
Forward Alan Gordon, who if memory serves was the Galaxy’s longest-serving player before he was shipped to Chivas USA then onto the San Jose Earthquakes, endured more than a critical barb or two from certain sections of the crowd (and press box).
Somewhere along the way though, the Long Beach native became a sort of cult hero, a bash brother who dished it out as much as he was bashed.
Last week Gordon scored the 18th goal off the bench in his MLS career, the second-most in league history (Jeff Cunningham had 28). Gordon has six second-half stoppage time goals, fifth-most in MLS history. Gordon now has 22 goals for the Galaxy, out of 45 career MLS strikes. Four of Gordon’s six goals since rejoining the Galaxy have been either game-winning or equalizing goals.