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Ex-Wigan ace Maloney: Chicago Fire have improvements to make after LA Galaxy loss

Shaun Maloney feels his Chicago Fire have some alterations and improvements to make after Friday night's loss to the LA Galaxy.

The Fire went down 2-0 to the reigning MLS champions in the 2015 opener in California in a performance that Maloney feels will have to get a lot better if they are to bounce back quickly when they host Vancouver Whitecaps next weekend.

"We showed in small patches tonight that we could compete with the champions and I think with more hard work we can show we can match them over a far longer period," the former Wigan Athletic attacking midfielder told reporters after the game.

"We played a really good side tonight, we played the champions and I think that showed.

"They dominated the game for large parts, I think there were parts of the game where we started to get a little bit more possession and a little bit more control of the game, but in the end I think the Galaxy are champions for a reason.

"It shows us the work we've still got to put in to get up to that standard."

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