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Third time is a charm! USA get revenge on Ghana, win 2-1


by GeorgeGrimaldo's blog

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The U.S. have been eliminated the past two World Cups by Ghana and are now favorites to come in and beat Ghana in group G labeled the "group of death" to some. The U.S and Ghana both are looking to gain three vital points before they respectively face Portugal and Germany and are looking to get off to the Round of 16

Game Recap:
The anticipated game begins and Ghana pass back and Jermaine Jones takes possession of the ball, he passes to Captain Clint Dempsey, Dempsey Jukes out John Boye, shoots and he SCORES! in 30 seconds of the match Clint Dempsey gives the Americans the upper hand in this match and Ghana are looking to equalize now! Ghana now dominated the midfield looking to get an equalizer after the early goal. The U.S started out very fast scoring the early goal but have not been able to get the ball back and Ghana now has a lot of open field and keep trying to get that equalizer. Now the U.S get the ball back and Jermaine Jones has a beautiful long pass to Jozy Altidore and Jozy is running in the wing but then oh no! Jozy falls to the floor and grabs his knee on what appears to be an  ugly hamstring injury and is stretchered off the field, Aron Johannsonn comes into play now. After the nasty injury play resumes and then Dempsey complains that he cannot breathe in the Brazilian humidity he is kicked to the nose by a Ghanian player and Dempsey is on the floor and bleeding! Injury first comes to Altidore and then Dempsey, after getting the nose checked out and having a word with Jurgen Klinsmann, Dempsey soldiers on to play. The possession is still dominated by Ghana but they still cannot convert and the half ends with the U.S disappearing after scoring the early goal and Ghana looking to equalize. The second half started with how the first one ended, the U.S being pushed back and Ghana threatening to score. Changes are made as Kevin Prince and Michael Essien both of whom were controversially omitted from the starting 11 are looking to finally get the equalizer. Finally pushing and pushing  in the 82' Andre Ayew scores a GOAL! The Black Stars even this up and all the defending the U.S have done is finally put down and  its 1-1, this seemed like it was going to be the second to be the 2nd draw in this tournament. This was put down when a corner by the most unlikeliest of heroes by John Anthony Brooks the man who was just capped by the United States last August, SCORES A HEADER IN THE 86'!!!! The U.S retake the lead and look to get the vital 3 points!! The Americans do take the 3 points and now look forward to Cristano Ronaldo and Portugal as the final whistle blows! The Americans get the 3 points and get revenge for the losses they suffered to Ghana back in 2006 and 2010!

Final Score: U.S.A 2, Dempsey 1', Brooks 86', Ghana 1, Ayew 82'