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Gazette Premium Content Blog: 3 things from US victory over Ghana

4 photos photo - The United States team surrounds John Brooks after he scored his side's second goal to defeat Ghana 2-1 during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) + caption
The United States team surrounds John Brooks after he scored his side's second goal to defeat Ghana 2-1 during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
By Scott Kaniewski, scott.kaniewski@gazette.com — Updated: June 17, 2014 at 8:28 am

It took all of 32 seconds to see the US capture the 1-0 lead behind Clint Dempsey’s left-footed goal off the far post. It was the fastest US goal in team history and the fifth fastest in World Cup history. But after that there was little to celebrate for the Americans until John Brooks’ memorable goal.

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