Quotes: USA-Australia

Jill Ellis, USA coach I don’t think we played particularly well in the first half. But I was pleased that we grew in the game. The fan support was phenomenal. Our players settled in in the second half, which was much better. That’s something we can build upon.

Alan Stajcic, Australia coach A couple bits of class in the end from Rapinoe changed the game. They deserve their victory. I’m really proud of our players. I thought they put in a good performance but it’s not enough. We need to regroup and improve for the next game…It’s still a long way to go.