Ralf Peter, Germany coach
We started very well and could have scored a second goal. But after 15 minutes, we stopped playing. Against a team like USA, you can't win if you don't play at your best level during the whole match. They were just better and deserved their victory. After having won the European Championship, we wanted to wind the World Cup. Now this dream has gone but there is still bronze to play for, and we'll fight for that.
Kazbek Tambi, USA coach
I'm so, so proud of the kids, not only because they've won a World Cup semi-final against a great team like Germany, but because of the way they won it. We've played a great brand of soccer out there. The way they came from behind was the ultimate demonstration of their character and their workrate was incredible too. I have players in there cramping up because they've left everything out on the field there, and that was exactly what we asked of them.