Postgame: Luis Robles on #NYvLA

On First Half...

"They showed us how to play soccer. They showed us what an inspired team looks like. They needed the result just as bad as we did. At the end of the day, I almost feel a little embarrassed just by my own performance, by our team's performance, our entire disposition towards that first half. I apologize to anyone who had to pay to watch that. I apologize for to our season ticket holders, that's just not the type of performance that we should ever put on display when we're at Red Bull Arena."

On What Caused the Team's Underperformance:

"I'm not entirely sure. I think it'll be discussed at length tomorrow and the next couple of days. At the end of the day, we're over a third of the way into the season now. Maybe the first few losses we said, 'ok let's not focus on the results too much, it's about the performance.' But, because of where we're at in the season now, both matter."

On the First Goal:

"I haven't seen it. Alessandrini played a dangerous ball and Van Damme makes a good run. When he was cutting across I saw him coming across and thought he was one-hundred percent going to touch this. He just dummied it. At that point, it caused me to freeze for even just a half a second but he's probably four yards away from me, definitely inside the six. So, It's one of those things where if he touches it then I have to react. But, I also have to be mindful that if it goes by, I have to make the save. Even for that half second where I froze and it was enough to get by me."

On Refocusing for Upcoming Match vs. Toronto:

"We have to, right? They're an Eastern conference team, they're on fire, they've really set the standard last year and this year. They went to the final last year and this year they've done really well. We know it's going to be a tough task. The first thing that comes to my mind is the character of the guys in this locker room. I think I would be in a lot more of a desperate situation if I didn't know that we had quality, not only in the guys with the spirit to continue to fight and persevere, but if we didn't have quality on the field. Then, we'd be hopeless. But, I don't think that's the case. So, when we look at Toronto, we know that we're going up against a good team but if we can learn from our mistakes today and come out with the right start then I don't care who we play. I know that we can play with the best and be one of the best teams in this league."


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