Thoughts on the match: It was good for the U.S., except my TV went out for about 15 minutes there. Luckily nobody scored, but I missed the penalty kick that Germany missed until afterwards. But it was good. The U.S. in the last two games – China maybe isn’t a proper valuation point because of their quality -- but for sure against Germany and I think the last two games they’ve played much, much better. The lineup changes, and just their confidence on the ball and their ability to play the ball and pass the ball has been much improved.
On potential differences coach a women's team: To me,
coaching is coaching. I guess I’m a little bit different from some coaches in that I feel what you do with under-10s is really not that much different from what you do with the pros. If you’re playing a keep-away game with under-10s, it might be unlimited touch and the space might be a little bit bigger; and if you’re doing a keep-away game with pros it might be one-touch, and the space might be tighter. But the concept of what you’re doing remains the same. I think it’s the same thing with women’s soccer. Early on -- athletically women are much better now – but early on it was maybe, ‘OK, they can’t hit a 50-yard across-the-field pass,’ so you’ve got to have that connection in between. But the concept of changing the point of attack is the same. So now it’s how do you get that done. So I think coaching is coaching at the end of the day. Obviously, managing people is managing people. I have a wife, I don’t know if that qualifies me as a women’s coach.