2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

11 June - 11 July

2010 FIFA World Cup™

USA-Ghana: Quotes

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana celebrates scoring his team's second goal
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Asamoah Gyan, Ghana strikerWe have done this before, we did it in 2006, but now we have advanced one step higher. I’m very, very happy. I’m the happiest man in the world. We have made everybody proud, not Ghana alone, but the whole of Africa.

Bob Bradley, USA coachWe have gone down a goal early one too many times. There were some chances for us but early in the overtime we went down again, and at that point, with everything we had put in physically we just didn't have enough after that. At the moment it is just a stinging tough defeat. We felt that as we went through the first round, that we were ready to go deep into this tournament. We knew Ghana were a good team but tonight we didn't get the job done. This is a terrific group and we are proud but we are also disappointed that we didn't take it further.

Landon Donovan, USA forwardWe tried as hard as we could, we just couldn't find the second goal. They are a team that possesses the ball well, so once they had the ball they could pass it a lot. We did a good job to get back in the game and we had a few chances to get the second one and go in the lead but it wasn't our night. We were a little naive tonight and at this level you can't do that which is frustrating considering all the work we have done. I'm proud of what I have done and proud of what the team has done. Soccer is a cruel game sometimes. One minute you are on top of the world and the next minute you are bottom of the mountain.

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