"To represent your country is the ultimate pinnacle, especially as a soccer player in a World Cup qualifier in your hometown," Wondolowski said. "I couldn't have drawn it up any better. I'm very excited. I'm very honored to be a part of such a big game. It's not necessarily the place we want to be, but it is an exciting place for U.S. Soccer right now. We have meaningful games in meaningful places."
"Not easy conditions with travel, field and weather," Wondolowski said. "At halftime, we had a little bit more adjustments, a little bit more direct, didn't want to make silly passes in the middle where you could lose it and get counterattacked on."