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Colorado Rapids coach Smith: Beckham not a factor for LA Galaxy

Colorado Rapids head coach Gary Smith is maybe ruing a missed opportunity after losing 3-2 to LA Galaxy, who without star skipper David Beckham many were saying were an easy win. Smith said after the game: "No not at all. I think maybe coming into the game tonight there was a lot of talk of missing Landon and David, they would be an easier team to beat. I never ever thought that.

"Those two individuals there, especially David, are extremely talented individuals -- very, very effective and difficult to deal with. I think maybe the shape that the team has played, and maybe some of the bodies are used in some of the defensive roles that maybe underperformed themselves, certainly not tonight, not against us. I thought their possession was better than ours. I think you need to be more disciplined and sadly we weren't tonight."

Colorado Rapids fans are all aware that the team sits 2 points off of a play off berth after this defeat with two games to go in the regular season.

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