Even though the MLS club LA Galaxy will consider a draw against Herediano in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals to be a great result, the manager Bruce Arena has said that his team will not play for one.
He intends to aim for a victory prior to the start of the match. The first match of the MLS season ended in a 4-0 victory for LA Galaxy over Chicago Fire. They will now be taking on the Costa Rican team Herediano in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League. The first leg will be away from home for the MLS club.
As a result, a draw has been seen as a great result for the team since it would allow them to make use of the home advantage and claim a victory in the second leg. Arena has said that he will be playing his strongest team because the club does not have any matches during the weekend to worry about. The manager has been using his reserve teams in the group stages of the competition especially the match against Puerto Rico Islanders. The return leg will be taking place in just over a week. Getting a victory against Herediano will certainly not be easy, as they have a very strong defence.
“Right now, we don’t have a game this weekend. We can play whomever we want and not have to be concerned about that for this game. We’re certainly going to try to put a team out on the field that can win this game, no doubt about it. What we think is our first team. I’m worried about just getting through this game and seeing if we can get out of here safely, and get home and then worry about whatever we have to worry about then,” said Arena.