The loss meant that LAFC's quest to make the playoffs in their debut season would have to wait one more week. They currently sit in third place, missing a chance to leap to the top of the Western Conference.
Nguyen was not mincing words as to why his team lost to a club that has already been eliminated from postseason contention: "We didn't want it as bad."
"We needed to play with more urgency, we needed to play quicker with more intensity," Nguyen continued. "We shouldn’t have to wait to be 2-0 down to show that fight."
LAFC next head to Colorado on Saturday, October 6 (9 pm ET on ESPN+ in USA; MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada).