"My intentions to be here in this press conference is to ask for public forgiveness. I've already asked the same from my teammates, the coaching staff and the federation and now I want to apologize
publicly to my fans, my country and the media for my conduct... I made an error and threw away all the hard work we had put in all week."
-- Mexico captain Rafael
, who was red-carded in the 65th minute of El Tri's 2-0 loss to the USA for kicking U.S. keeper Tim Howard