US coach Wilmer Cabrera
“This was a very tough game for us as we played against a strong team. I asked my players to stick to the game plan that we came up with during training and to be confident in themselves, because these are the most important things. We knew it would be a tough game today and I am proud that we were able to get the result. The weather conditions are difficult here in Mexico, but my team has done very well and now we have to look forward.”

Czech Republic coach Josef Csaplar

The USA are a very strong team, but we made too many silly mistakes. We tried to play the game the right way and also get the result, but it didn’t quite work out today. Our aim was to attack and to entertain the fans, but in the end we weren’t compact enough and the USA took full advantage and put us under heavy pressure.