"There's just history here," American defender Matt Besler said ahead of Friday's match. "The fans have always been supportive of us, and I think it's changing now that it's not just people from this area. There are people from all over the country who are flying in to be a part of this game."
"It's something that a team has to deal with throughout a tournament," defender Matt Besler said. "For the most part we've been pretty fortunate throughout this tournament to have some consistency in the lineup. I don't think that happens very often. Now is the time that [the absences] do happen, and we have to make sure we respond."