"It really doesn't bother me that much. Obviously I prefer that if you have a problem with me, come to me and talk to me about it. The so-called anonymous quotes where we don't know who said it — is it a player, is it an agent, is it a fan or whoever? But it doesn't distract us from what we're here for. Our focus is strictly Costa Rica."
-- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann on the Sporting News article by Brian Straus in which anonymous sources criticized various aspects of Klinsmann's coaching methods. The USA, which lost to Honduras in its first game of the final round of World Cup qualifying, faces Costa Rica on Friday and Mexico on Tuesday. (New York Times)