Pre-game, the Crew paid tribute to Kirk Urso â the young midfielder who died recently â and Arena suggested that perhaps the 1-1 draw was a fitting result for both sides.
âItâs certainly a very difficult situation,â he said.
âWe feel for the Urso family and the Crew in this sad time and tragic event. We hope that time helps heal a little bit here. That canât be an easy situation for the family or the organization.
âWe wish our very best to the Urso family and the Crew. Anything we can do to support them, we would certainly do that.â
He added: âAt the end of the game, we positioned ourselves to win the game and you canât ask for much more.
âItâs always good to get a point on the road, but we would have obviously preferred three.â
Jairo Arrieta opened the scoring in the 48th minute before Robbie Keane netted his 11th goal of the season to keep the reigning champions fourth on the Western Conference table.