The USMNT made its 2014 World Cup debut against Ghana on June 16 in Natal, and they won with a final score of 2-1! The USA ultimately defeated Ghana.
After four years waiting, the revenge was fulfilled. Ghana had knocked out to the U.S. Soccer of the last two World Cups (2010 in South Africa and 2006 in Germany) and the third the Americans had their vendetta. Team USA won Ghana (1-2) thanks to an early goal from Dempsey and the header from Brooks when the game was dying.
Klinsmann’s team just needed 29 seconds to score the 1-0. Beasley played the ball forward to Jones, who one-touched to Dempsey rushing through a channel, finding a clear path before beating goalkeeper Kwarasey.
This goal became the fifth fastest goal scorer in all World Cup history, after Sukur in 2002 (11 seconds), Masek in 1962 (15 seconds), Lehner in 1934 (25 seconds) and Robson in 1982 (28 seconds).
The American Team continued looking for the second one. And almost Altidore found it just before he had to leave the field injured. Altidore’s distressed expression told the painful story, we hope doesn’t finish the Brazil World Cup for him.
US Men’s National Soccer Team defeats Ghana in World Cup 2014
However, the match began to change. Ghana took a step forward, led by Gyan, and began arriving Howard’s surrounding areas. But the USA Soccer Team has a great goalkeeper, the Everton’s player was taking one by one the rivals rush.
Ghana continued the assault. The U.S. Team was ahead until the 82nd minute, then arrived the Ghana’s goal, Andre Ayew scored an amazing goal, was the 1-1 just few minutes before to finish the game.
It was all tied up with very few time left on the clock. It seemed that everything was going to finish this way , and then, just four minutes remaining, Brooks made the goal that ultimately gave the important victory to the USMNT.
This was a great victory for Team USA, despite our lethargic play at times, and I’m sure that we’ll put on a much better show against Portugal.
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