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What U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann said about Tuesday’s 1-1 draw in Guatemala

US national football team head coach, Ge

US national football team head coach, Germany’s Jurgen Klinsmann speaks during a press conference at Mateo Flores stadium in Guatemala City,on June 11, 2012, on the eve of their Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup Concacaf qualifier match against Guatemala. AFP PHOTO/Johan ORDONEZ (Photo credit should read JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

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The U.S. manager knows it wasn’t perfect, but he was happy enough with the 1-1 result, and does not sound displeased with the American spot atop Group A:

Said Klinsmann during his post-game press conference: “Obviously, with the lead one-nil, you want to win it, you want to bring the three points home. We came for three points but I think at the end of the day, the tie, based on all the chances on both sides, is OK.”

That was the gist; he went on to say about the same several times. The rest of his quotes are here, from U.S. Soccer.

The national team will be idle until August, and out of the World Cup qualifier hunt until early September.