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LA Galaxy boss Arena delighted to pick up points on the road

LA Galaxy finished a three-game road trip with a 2-1 victory over Chicago Fire on Sunday.

The Galaxy grabbed five of a possible nine points against DC United (1-1 draw), Toronto FC (0-0 draw) and the Fire (2-1 win) and their ability to go undefeated in this mini section of a long season was welcomed by head coach Bruce Arena.

"It's important because we had five of our first seven goals… on the road. Whenever you can get points on the road, it's important," Arena said.

"The three points were critically important. At this stage of the season, with what we've dealt with - with injuries and the road games and the situations we've had to deal with - and to… have 12 points after seven games isn't bad."

The Galaxy got over the Fire without key players Landon Donovan, David Beckham and Juninho and Arena said it was great to see the depth of his squad shine through.

"We didn't have a lot of guys eligible to play," Arena added. "Guys stepped up (Sunday) that haven't been playing regularly like Paolo Cardozo, Miguel Lopez, Mike Stephens and Frankie Hejduk.

"It was a good win. I thought that they played very well for large portions of the game.

"Obviously the game got a little hectic the last 10 minutes of the match, but it's good to walk out of here with three points."

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