Post-Match quotes from the U.S team following last night's match:
And this from Italy coach Marcello Lippi, who continues his amazing run of success with the defending World Champions, having lost only once in the last 37 matches at the helm:
"I think because they created problems for us with they played, the tension tended to grow. But then in the end, we managed to get the ball and get more into the game. They were well organized and made it quite difficult for us, especially their number five player (Oguchi Onyewu) and 17 (Jozy Altidore), who caused us lots of problems. When their player was sent off, it was not that easy because they are a very strong team, Yes, we won, but it was not easy."