FT: USA 2-1 Ghana
86min: What a finale this match is having! John Brooks has been a liability in defence at times, but maybe he should be playing in attack as he jumps highest from a corner to nod into the ground and past Kwarasey.
82min: Just when I was starting to doubt Ghana’s ability to get back into this, they pop up with a classy equaliser! A through ball into the box is backheedled first time by Gyan into the path of Andre Ayew, who waits for Howard to go to ground before punting high into the net at the near post.
Clint Dempsey scores a wonderful goal just 30 seconds into the game to give USA a very early lead.
Jozy Altidore is stretchered off after injuring his hamstring
Clint Dempsey scores a wonderful goal just 30 seconds into the game to give USA a very early lead
USA soccer fans optimistic ahead of this World Cup clash with Ghana
USA starting XI: Howard, Bradley, Besler, Beasley, Dempsey, Bedoya, Jones, Beckerman, Altidore, Cameron, Johnson
Ghana starting XI: Kwarasey, Gyan, Opare, Atsu, A. Ayew, Muntari, J. Ayew, Rabiu, Mensah, Asamoah, Boye
Ghana and United States clash at Estadio das Dunas for Group G meeting
Black Stars looking to progress beyond group stage for third consecutive tournament
Jurgen Klinsmann’s team hoping to improve on last 16 showing in 2010
Germany defeated Portugal 4-0 to open up Group G earlier in the day