U.S.Tops Ghana In World Cup Action
Tuesday Jun 17, 2014 12:00am
U.S. Tops Ghana 2-1 in World Cup action
(NATAL, BRAZIL) - After 90 brutal minutes of end-to-end action, the United States emerged with a thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana and coach Jurgen Klinsmann praised his team's fighting spirit. U.S. fans were screaming for revenge Monday after the Black Stars eliminated the Americans from the last two Cups. They got it. At a price. Clint Dempsey scored a shocking goal a half-minute in, but the U.S. couldn't make it stand up. Andre Ayew tied the score in the 82nd minute after a brilliant back-heel pass from Asamoah Gyan, who had eliminated the U.S. four years ago. And then, just four minutes later, 20 year old John Brooks rose to head in Graham Zusi's corner kick from eight yards, the first substitute to ever score for the United States in 30 World Cup games over 84 years. Dempsey went down on a balmy late-autumn night, but stayed in the game. The U.S. captain ended the first half with a tissue up his nose to stop the bleeding after John Boye's kick to his face during a battle for a header in the 31st minute, and he was struggling for breath in the second.
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Germany 4 – Portugal 0
Iran 0 – Nigeria 0