U.S. head coach BOB BRADLEY
"El Salvador played with a tremendous about of energy. It was our challenge to match it. When we found ourselves behind it took a great effort from our players to fight back and come away with a point. We prepared for this game knowing that El Salvador would be difficult. We found ourselves behind, and that was not part of the plan, and at that point the team spirit and mentality paid off."
U.S. captain CARLOS BOCANEGRA
"We knew we had to fight back, and credit to the guys that we did it. With this team, we never feel like we are out of the game."
U.S. defender FRANKIE HEJDUK
"Give them credit. They had two decent two goals, but at the end of the day we never gave up. We believed in ourselves and we fought back hard and got a point. The U.S. has a never say die attitude, and we brought it today. Even at 2-0, we knew the game wasn't over. We believe in each other, and fighting to get that point says a lot about the team."
On his assist on the first goal:
"It was a great buildup. I was making a lot of runs like that in the first half and really not getting the ball as much. Finally we connected on a couple passes and Landon laid it off to me. I saw a few players at the back post try and I just tried to get it there. Jozy did well to get it on goal and bury it."
Describing the tying goal:
"Typically at that point I don't go up on corner kicks, but it was the dying moments and I told Jose [Torres] to stay back because I wanted to go in for it. I made a near post run and then ducked to the far post and no one was with me. I don't know what happened, but the ball came to the back post and next thing you know it was on my head. It was a great feeling. At the end of the day, it was good that everyone fought hard and never gave up."
U.S. forward and ussoccer.com Man of the Match JOZY ALTIDORE
"The ball came to the back post, and I was just at the right place at the right time. I was just trying to put in on frame. When you are that close, you don't have to place it that well."