U.S. Men’s National Team forward LANDON DONOVAN


On the contributions of the entire squad in the victory: “In all my experiences in these tournaments you need a bunch of guys. I know Brek felt bad about his performance the other night, but full credit to Jurgen for giving him a chance again. Full credit to Brek for being ready to play and he made the play that made a difference. I thought Sean was great in goal and as the tournament goes on we’re going to need more guys to step up.” On his performance: “I’m trying to play each game to get an opportunity to play the next one and I think if my performances keep getting better than I have an opportunity to be a part of this team long term, which is my goal.”


U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper SEAN JOHNSON


On the team’s win tonight: “I think it’s great. I think especially for our team going into the next round. The guys battled hard and we went out there, got a goal and got a result tonight.” On the desire to get a win, even when a draw would have allowed the team to advance in top spot: “It’s huge. Our mentality was to come into this game and get a win, nothing less. We were able to do that tonight and the boys should be proud that we came away with a victory.” – See more at: http://www.ussoccer.com/news/mens-national-team/2013/07/130716-mntvcrc-quotes.aspx#sthash.E2Jxw8Cy.dpuf