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Post-Game Quote Sheet: USA vs. Argentina


U.S. head coach TONY DICICCO
On today’s game and whether he changed his tactics when the U.S. went ahead…
“We did change the way we play. Our wide players dropped in a little bit more and we made substitutions once we were ahead. That said, the best way for us to protect our goal is to hold onto the ball.”

On the opponent…
“I think Argentina was a very difficult team to play. Coach Kawakami had his team very organized defensively and we had a lot of trouble winning balls in the midfield. Argentina is such a rich football country. It is wonderful to see their women’s program developing.”

On how his team played today.
“I was very pleased with my defense today and I had a feeling that if our defense was good then we would get a goal eventually.”


U.S. forward and Sierra Mist Woman of the Match ALEX MORGAN
On the game against Argentina…
“I think we just tried to keep up the same intensity as we had in our last game. We got a great goal from Becky Edwards to start and we had a lead at halftime. We knew we were going to have to keep our energy level up though because Argentina was going to come at us even more.”

On whether she is dreaming of a world championship…
“Of course it’s a dream, but we still have another game to play in pool play and after that some difficult opponents in the knock out rounds.”

On whether her goal against France helped with her confidence…
I do think that my nerves were a little calmer at the start of today’s game than they were the other day. Maybe that first goal did help with my confidence a little bit.

On the fans…
“The fans have made us feel very welcome here. It’s great to see so many people here at today’s game and I think it was a great turnout.”


U.S. forward NIKKI WASHINGTON
On advancing to the knock out rounds…
“It feels to go have advanced because that was one of our goals. We are taking it step by step and I think we’re really pleased with how we’re playing so far, but we know we have a tough game against China coming up. We’re going to enjoy our win tonight but we know that we can’t just slip past China.”

On the people of Chillan…
“The people here have been great. They love good football and they made it fun for us. The crowd was so enthusiastic and it was fun to hear them react to what we were doing on the field. It’s been awesome here and we hope to come back.”

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