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.
â€śItâ€™s certainly a very difficult situation,â€ť he said.
â€śWe 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 canâ€™t be an easy situation for the family or the organization.
â€śWe wish our very best to the Urso family and the Crew. Anything we can do to support them, we would certainly do that.â€ť
He added: â€śAt the end of the game, we positioned ourselves to win the game and you canâ€™t ask for much more.
â€śItâ€™s always good to get a point on the road, but we would have obviously preferred three.â€ť
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.