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U.S. vs. Honduras Post Match Quote Sheet


U.S. vs. Honduras Post-Match Quote Sheet

U.S. Forward Preston Zimmerman
On how he played in his first camp with the Under-20s…
“I thought I did pretty well for my first time, except for the chance I missed. Other than that, I just tried to work hard and do what I need to do to try and score goals. I still got a goal, but I could have done better.”

On if the game was a lot faster than playing with the U-17s…
“It was a whole lot faster than the U-17s. It was hard to get used to at first, but I started to get more comfortable as time went on.”

On the goal…
“Arturo (Alvarez) did real well to come back and pressure the guy. I just let the ball come to me and all I was thinking about was the shot, so I hit it towards the far post and thankfully it went in.”

Defender Marvell Wynne
On how he played…
“I think I played well, but I also think I can play better. I could have made some better decisions on my tackles and I could have gone forward more.”

On if he helped his chances of making the qualifying roster…
“I’m just excited to get a win and get a shutout. I can’t really say (if I helped my chances). I hope so, but I know I can play better and I know I'll have to play better.”

Midfielder Freddy Adu
On the rough play…
“I’m used to that now, but that’s just part of the maturity process. You just grow up when you play with the pros, you grow up a lot. That’s one of the things I learned this year, players are going to go at you to get you out of your game. The way you get back at them is to score a goal.”

On playing better in the second half…
“I was stopping the ball too much. The ball would come and I would just kill it dead. Sigi told me (at halftime) that when I keep the ball moving it’s hard for them to stay with me. I did just that and things started to work out (in the second half).”

Head coach Sigi Schmid
On filling the central midfield role...
“I really think that is a role that Eddie Gaven can play, as the guy underneath the top forward. If he’s not available I think there are other guys we have that can play that role and we have some options.”

On this camp…
“This camp is really for me just to get a feel for the team and for them to get a feel for me. Also, it allows me to answer some questions on players we are looking at and work on certain systems we might use.”

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