D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH BEN OLSEN
On the team’s first half performance:
“I will take this one. For this match, I think we had too many guys have a poor night, and I had a poor night. If you add that up against the LA Galaxy, and you’re down one-zero in the first couple of minutes, you’re in for a long night.
On the comparisons between this game and the game against Real Salt Lake:
The LA Galaxy sent a message to the rest of MLS on Wednesday night, piecing together another comprehensive performance, grabbing a quick lead and putting away Eastern Conference leader D.C. United, more or less, before halftime.
Landon Donovan, running the attack in Robbie Keane’s absence, set up all three first-half goals as LA (12-5-7) romped to a 4-1 victory at StubHub Center to grab the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference and Supporters’ Shield standings, just two points behind Seattle.
Ahead of D.C. United's match at StubHub center tonight, and prior to Ben Olsen presenting Landon Donovan with a retirement gift, we caught up with the soccer legend and former D.C. United head coach Bruce Arena.
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