The United States appeared to be headed for a draw conceding a late goal to Ghana in Thursday’s opening group-stage game at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
But substitute John Brooks saved the Americans in the 86th minute when he headed a corner kick past Ghanaian goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda.
Team USA was able to defend Tim Howard’s goal for the remainder of the game to secure a 2-1 victory.
Brooks, who was making his fifth appearance for the national team, also made U.S. World Cup history with his clutch goal.
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The victory puts the Americans in a tie with Germany atop Group G with three points. Team USA’s next game is Sunday against Portugal.
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