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USA Beats Ghana in World Cup, Dempsey Scores Fastest Goal

Sports | June 17, 2014, Tuesday // 09:24| Views: 815 | Comments: 0
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Bulgaria: USA Beats Ghana in World Cup, Dempsey Scores Fastest Goal ohn Brooks, Kyle Beckerman and Michael Bradley of the USA celebrate the win over Ghana at the Estadio Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, 16 June 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The United States won their opening match in Group G of the World Cup, beating Ghana 2:1 in Natal.

Clint Dempsey scored the fastest goal of the tournament, after just 29 seconds of play. Ghana managed to put up a good display and didn't crumble after conceding early. Eventually in the 82nd minute, Andre Ayew equalized after a neat back heel pass from Asamoah Gyan.

The Africans' happiness was to last for only 4 minutes, before John Brooks headed in a corner kick to restore USA's lead. The first ever national team goal for the young defender would prove the winner of the match.

The win was a sweet revenge for the United States who lost in 2 consecutive World Cups to Ghana, and puts them on level points with group leaders Germany, who defeated Portugal 4:0 earlier.

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