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DC United's Olsen expects better than LA Galaxy showing

Ben Olsen feels his DC United players are capable of showing much more than they did on the weekend.

The Washington club needed a last-minute penalty to get a point from their home clash with LA Galaxy with Olsen admitting his side were outplayed by the visitors but he believes that his playing group should be producing more than simply lofting the ball forward.

"Overall, I just thought we weren't as sharp as we needed to be," he said after the game. "I thought the energy was there, but we just weren't a good enough soccer team.

"I don't want to play that way, I want to knock the ball around, I want to play to feet and I think we have the players to do it," he added.

DC forward Santino Quaranta echoed the coach's sentiments, saying: "It wasn't good. That's surprising because I think we thought it was going to be a better soccer game - it wasn't.

"There's a lot of things: a lot of us giving balls away, uncharacteristic stuff that usually doesn't happen."

DC next take on Toronto FC at BMO Field this weekend as they strive to improve on their bottom placing in the Eastern Conference.

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