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U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Canada Quote Sheet

Quotes from the U.S. Women’s National Team semifinal win against Canada at Old Trafford

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Abby Wambach

IN THE IMAGE: U.S. forward Abby Wambach

U.S. WNT vs. Canada

2012 Olympic Games – Semifinal

Old Trafford; Manchester, England

Aug. 6, 2012


On the match:

“For some reason we like to make things dramatic. I’m really happy that Alex Morgan is on my team. This team doesn’t give up. This is what we’re about.
This is what we’ve been working for since the day we lost to Japan in the World Cup final. We know that it’s not going to be easy. We didn’t anticipate a
game like this, but we’re willing to deal with whatever is thrown at us. I’m so thankful that people kept believing in us, that we kept believing in
ourselves. We stuck with it until the end.”

On her reaction to Alex Morgan’s goal:

“I think I told her that I was in love with her in the dog pile that we had. I’m just so proud of her. What a great goal by a young kid who has big
expectations for herself. She hasn’t scored a goal in the last couple games and I told you she’d score a goal that would make everybody kind of shut up and
I think she did tonight. You can’t put words into this experience. It’s epic. This game, this win, getting into the gold medal game – this is what we’re
working for.”

On Christine Sinclair’s performance for Canada:

“I’m not sure she could’ve done more for her team. She literally put the Canadian team on her back and carried them through 90 minutes. Credit to Canada,
they’re a great team. Their coach did a really good job with them in a short period of time with them and made them into believers. Thankfully, we didn’t
give up and we didn’t believe that they were going to win that game. We fought to the end.”

On advancing to the gold medal match against Japan:

“It’s everything. It’s why we’re here. This is what we are. This is who we are. This is what we’ve been working for. I know that this team is willing and
ready to show up. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing.”

U.S. forward ALEX MORGAN

On the match:

“I’m still in shock. We’re in the final. I don’t care who scores as long as we score and we win, that’s all that matters. I just got my head on it at the
end. I didn’t even see it go in.”

On her thoughts when Heather O’Reilly crossed the ball into the box:

“Just get in the air and get my head on it. Heather (O’Reilly) is great with crosses. She’s so great getting down the end line and putting the cross in. I
was just trying to be in the right position and it just so happened that I was. I still can’t believe it.”

On reaching the gold medal match:

“It was a crazy battle. Credit to Canada for coming back and back. I couldn’t believe after we scored, they scored. We saw right before the game that Japan
had won. We wanted the rematch, but we wanted to put everything out on this field because we weren’t going to get the rematch with them if we didn’t win
this game. Now we’re up against Japan and we really want that rematch. We’ve got to recover our bodies because that was 120 minutes of soccer.”

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