Jill Ellis, USA coach
It was unfortunate that we gave up an early goal but I was proud of the way my team came back in the second half. It was really hot and my players lacked energy but in the second period we re-grouped and played much better. The challenge now is to put two good halves together. I've watched the U-17 Ghana team play and I knew we were going to have to deal with an enthusiastic team who can absorb pressure. It was up to us to match them for committment and energy.
James Kukuu Dadzie, Ghana coach
The game was keenly contested and for me the result showed that both teams are equally good. Considering the fact that they are the defending champions we could have won the match. Just one mistake stopped us doing it.