USA! USA! USA!

  

The USA is out of World Cup play after losing in extra time to African jewel, Ghana. Ghana jumped right out from the start with a goal that came from a USA midfield turnover. Kevin-Prince Boateng dribbled straight forward at the net and smoothly sailed a left-footer into the goal. The United States fell behind early, giving up a goal in the first 15 minutes of a match for the third time at this World Cup – the first time a team has done that since China in 2002.  

At the 62′ mark, Clint Dempsey was tackled in the box and a penalty kick was taken by Landon Donovan. It went off of the crossbar but still made it in. The USA had many opportunities to break the tie but just could not get one through. In extra-time, Ghana sent a long ball down the field, and World Cup hero for the Ghanese, Asamoah Gyan, out ran two American defenders and put a running goal passed keeper Tim Howard.  

It was a super effort from what was America’s best team to date. But the World Cup moves on without us. Who are you rooting for now?prma