John Speraw, coach of USA: “I am very pleased to see the continued improvement of our team. I thought we played a much better match against Italy than Canada. We played a better match tonight in the service line. The guys were very aggressive and maintained that pressure in the course of the match. Our serve and pass made the difference.“
David Cameron Lee, captain of USA: “What a beautiful match tonight, I think it was well played by both sides. It ultimately came down to service and reception. We served aggressively and we passed the ball really well. We also had an outstanding performance by Matthew Anderson.”
Aaron Joseph Russell, receiver of USA: “We had our backs against the wall, we needed to play hard, and I think that it showed that we fought for every point. We could tell that we had a different intensity out there. It was a lot of fun to play.”
Micah Christenson, setter of USA: “We are happy with our performance. We came out and we played better. We served the ball very well and that was a good part of our success. We hope we can continue to get better. The game plan was to fight for every single point and I think we showed that in this match. We gave everything that we could on offence and defence. It’s always nice to play our best volleyball and continue to play better. It’s such a big game to play Brazil in Brazil, so we’re very happy.”
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