USMNT GK Guzan: The fans were fantastic

GK on crowd: "fact that they stayed to the end was absolutely phenomenal"

USMNT goalkeeper Brad Guzan at DSG Park on March 22, 2013

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U.S. goalkeeper BRAD GUZAN following the USMNT's 1-0 World Cup Qualifying win over Costa Rica in Colorado:

On the crowd support at sold-out Dick’s Sporting Goods Park:
“The fans were fantastic. No one would have blamed them if they headed for the exits to get out of the weather, so the fact that they stayed to the end was absolutely phenomenal.”

On how much the snow impacted visibility:
“You have to find a way to deal with it. Obviously it’s not ideal but you do the best you can, The guys in front of me did a good job of limiting their opportunities. The credit goes to them for sure.”

On the negativity surrounding the team this week:
“Negativity from who? Whatever goes on the outside, you know inside of our team these group of guys have all the confidence in each other and belief that we can go out there and do our job. We have the support of the coaching staff. I thought today really showed that. The guys rolled up their sleeve, got after it and in difficult conditions where we got three points.”

On how proud the team is of the result:
“It was important to keep a clean sheet. Not only for myself, but for the guys in front of me. I think they worked their butt off in terms of limiting their opportunities clearing balls, dealing with balls that are lumped forward, and second balls, all the little things that maybe they don’t get recognition for. That’s important that we are able to do that well.”