Saturday, June 26, 2010

USA, Ghana in extra time

Ghana had a chance in the final seconds of regulation to take the World Cup game from the USA.

Asamoah Gyan centered a corner kick that was headed high and wide of the US goal just before the final whistle blew.

The teams now will play extra time.

Considering the Americans’ track record in the World Cup tournament to this point, it is not unreasonable to think USA has the advantage.

The US certainly has the momentum, following Landon Donovan’s tying goal in the 62nd minute.

Against Algeria, Donovan scored the game winner in injury time to put the Americans in the round of 16. The game prior versus Slovenia, the US overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit to complete a 2-2 draw.

So the United States has had a flare for the dramatic during this tournament. It will be known in a short while if the Americans can continue their heart-stopping journey into the final eight teams.

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