"First of all, I congratulate my players. A lot of people thought these kids were going to fail in the tournament, but they showed greatness. This is no longer the bad generation that failed at the South American tournament. About the match, in spite of suffering another early goal, we had the personality and intelligence to turn it around. And we did it without giving up on our passing and attacking style. I know we make some mistakes defensively, but offensively the team created chances, and that leave me tranquil, because I know that at some point we will score," Miguel Ponce, Chile coach.
"Of course we are disappointed by the result and the elimination. We played a decent first half, but once again we committed defensive mistakes, like not clearing the ball in the first goal, and at this level you pay for that. Their second goal was too soon in the second half, and from then on we did the changes necessary in order to get that point that would have given us a slim chance, and we left spaces on the back. Give credit to Chile, they did what they needed and in the end deserved the victory," Richie Williams, USA coach.