Pulod Kodirov (TJK), Tajikistan coach
"I'm relieved because our practice and effort paid off at last. I knew we would win since we've been working hard for this. For the next games, we will do our best to win, regardless of our opponent."

John Hackworth (USA), USA coach
"First of all, congratulations to Tajikistan - they are very good team and showed fantastic effort. We controlled the game twice, in the first and the second half, keeping the ball well. But young players get emotional at certain moments during the game. It's not over. There are six points out there and two more games. We have to regroup and valuate our strength and weakness."

Samad Shohzukhurov (TJK), Tajikistan midfielder
"USA were a good team. But we always want to be winners and make anything possible. Our victory is for the people of Tajikistan. I'd also like to say thank you for the fans who supported us here tonight."

Mykell Bates (USA), USA captain
"Tajikistan seemed to have more passion than we had. We also had chances to win tonight but we will be looking for another chance against Tunisia. Our preparations and approach will be the same."