- FELIPE MELO (7')
- ROBINHO (20')
- MAICON (62')
Referee Massimo BUSACCA (SUI)
Dunga, Brazil coach
What was decisive in today's victory was a lack of fatigue. In our first game we were exhausted after having no rest and having just arrived in South Africa. Before this game against the USA we were able to prepare properly and get the players' bodies ready. This made life easier for everyone. We studied the USA very closely and we didn't let them pressure us. We moved the ball quickly and never let them into the game. The new players in the side did brilliantly, too, I have no complaints.
Maicon, Brazil defender and Budweiser Man of the Match
I dedicate this award to my family and the people who are always by my side and also to my coach Dunga, who gave me the opportunity. Today we demonstrated our unity as a team. We work hard and we have great quality in the group. Our celebration after my goal was proof of how much of a strong, unified group of lads we are.
Robinho, Brazil forward
It was a tough game tonight, but we showed our quality in the end. It was important for us to play well after starting the tournament with a bit of a bump. It feels great to be here and heading towards the semi-finals. I don't think we're favourites, we just want to compete in all of our games to the best of our ability.
Bob Bradley, USA coach
We had a very nervous start to the game. The early Brazil goal off a set piece really put us in a difficult situation straight away. Brazil is a tough team to play against no matter what, but after going down early to them and giving them the ball for their second goal, we were always going to be in trouble. We were a little better in the second half, but after going a man down it was over for us. The team kept trying and pushed for the whole game. I can't fault their effort tonight. We never gave up and we kept working to the final whistle.
Tim Howard, USA goalkeeper
It's tough to know where to start in figuring out where it all went wrong. Giving up a goal so early was a real problem. Up against a buzz saw team like Brazil, with the amazing players they have in attack, it's a real problem to concede so early. But that said, we never gave up fighting. But after the second goal fell in the first half and then you throw the red card on top of it, it just wasn't going to be our night out there.
Jonathan Spector, USA defender
Brazil are a great team. We knew that coming into the game. We needed to keep them under constant pressure and not let them get the ball and get into dangerous positions. We weren't able to do that and inside a half-hour we were two goals down. We've played two tough games so far and I think we've learned some lessons. It's a disappointing night, but we've learned a lot.