"At the moment, it's still a big disappointment," U.S. captain Michael Bradley said postgame. "You get to this point and nobody has the mentality that all of a sudden just because you get to the semifinal you're playing with house money. It doesn't work like that. The idea was to take it another step farther and to get ourselves into a final, and we weren't able to do that."
While saying he respected Klinsmann's opinion, U.S. captain Michael Bradley also said: "Please don't make it out to be anything like that."