USA-Japan: Quotes

Pia Sundhage, USA coach
It was a team performance and I'm very happy with it, as well as the result. You make your own luck in football and that's what happened today. It was a great goal from Carli. I thought she combined extremely well with Shannon Boxx in the centre of the pitch today as did Amy Rodriguez and Heather O'Reilly upfront. We caused Japan's defence problems and I thought we looked solid at the back too.

Norio Sasaki, Japan coach
We might only have one point from our two games, but I am still satisfied with the performance. The fact is that the US took their chances today and we didn't. We still have a chance to get through to the next round. If we can obtain three points against Norway we will go through to the next round and we will try our best to do that.