Wilmer Cabrera, USA coach
It was a good result for us, not just because we won, but because we gained confidence in defence, as well as up front with the goal we scored. We defended well and controlled the game, although we need to finish off our moves. Malawi are a very pacy team and caused us problems. We'll need to improve our finishing.
John Kaputa, Malawi coach
We had a 50-50 chance of winning. The USA dominated possession, but we had the most clear-cut chances. It's a pity we had to concede. I'm proud of my players because they have given their all in the first two matches of their first-ever World Cup.