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Post-game player and manager interviews from last night’s U.S. Olympic setback

Caleb Porter

U.S. mens head coach Caleb Porter instructs his team in the second half of an under-23 international friendly soccer match against Mexico at FC Dallas Stadium Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Frisco, Texas. The U.S. won 2-0. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


“Everything is still in our hands. We beat El Salvador and we’re through [to the semifinals]. This is that game that decides our destiny. I know the guys will be betrer. We are not going to panic. We’re gonna stay confident, and we’re gonna get back to work. You will see a very sharp team against El Salvador.”

Those are the words of U.S. under-23 coach Caleb Porter, who sounds like a man under control.

If his young men can fall in line, find a little more of that sharpness, dig up a little more “want-to” in some spots, they can navigate Monday’s biggie against motivated El Salvador.

From, here are a few U.S. player reactions, along with some post-game words from Porter.