LA Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard stated that they were disappointed with a point after drawing against Philadelphia.
He indicated that they came here to win 3 points but instead managed only one. However, he admitted that it was a good point because Philadelphia played well in the game.
According to him, LA Galaxy has the quality to win games, and they need to make sure that they kill game off whenever they have the opportunity. He also wants the defence to stop conceding goals as this make it difficult for them to win matches. He wants the team to defend as a unit so as not to give the opposing team any chance of scoring.
LA Galaxy defender Ashley Cole also emphasized the importance of better defending. He said that the team needed to learn how to keep clean sheets. He stated that the team should start defending better if they want to win the league and at the moment they are conceding too many goals.
The LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena, however, was pleased with the draw. He said that he made 6 changes to the team that beat New England on Sunday and still the team managed to play well. He said he was pleased with the way his players deal with fatigue and the long journey. He acknowledged that they were playing against a very good side and that his players did everything they can in order to get the draw.
LA Galaxy has only lost once when playing away from home, but many games have ended in a draw. The players know that if they want to challenge for the title they will have to turn these draws into victory and this start by improving the defence.