UPDATE 6/16 7:58pm

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Clint Dempsey scored one of fastest goals in World Cup history and John Brooks scored the game winner on a header in the 86th minute of a 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana, which had knocked the Americans out of the previous two World Cups.

Dempsey's goal came on a low shot just 32 seconds into the match. The lead held until Ghana's Andre Ayew leveled in the 82nd minute.  Ayew's goal appeared to have stolen the victory from the U.S., until Brooks' goal off a corner from Graham Zusi.

Dempsey' goal made him the first U.S. player to score in three different World Cups and was the fastest ever scored by an American in the tournament. The US is now tied with Germany atop of Group G.


Major futbol fever spreading in South Florida as team USA faces Ghana at the World Cup tonight.

This is the third straight World Cup in which both sides are facing each other..and in each time it hasn't looked good for Team USA.

The Voice of beIN SPORTS Soccer, Phil Schoen tells South Florida's First News -- Ghana is favored here again.

"I feel a lot more confident than I did the time of the draw back in December when everyone was calling this the group of death," says Schoen, "Now it might just be the group of mortal injury, but they're peaking perhaps at the right time, but Ghana has a lot of talent as they've proved it before.

If USA wins tonight- next up will be Portugal and Germany- two of the top teams in the world.

Portugal suffering a major loss already, losing out to Germany Monday after being shutout 4-0.

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