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Arena rues LA Galaxy's lack of scoring efficiency

Reigning MLS champions LA Galaxy have found themselves in a dry spell but head coach Bruce Arena cannot put his finger on the problem.

The Galaxy have netted just 11 goals in nine MLS outings so far this season - with just one in over 300 minutes of play - but Arena feels that the chances have been created.

"From the (CONCACAF) Champions League on, we've created a lot of chances and don't have enough to show for it," Arena said.

"Whatever that reason is, you've got me. Because there have been enough chances since early March for us to be scoring more goals. In the early going we made some defensive mistakes for sure but we've produced enough chances to score more goals this year and haven't gotten it done."

And Arena has urged his players to get more efficient in front of goal so they can improve on their current position of seventh in the Western Conference table.

"We haven't found a player that can consistently get us goals," Arena added. "There have been plays there where the ball's got to end up in the back of the net, and it isn't. And it's costing us dearly."

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