However, half-time sub John Anthony Brooks delivered the game-winning goal on a head from a corner kick in the 82nd minute giving the United States a 2-1 victory and much needed 3 points. Not only was it Brooks’ first goal for the United States, it was the first goal scored by a US substitute in a World Cup. Not bad for the 21-year old German-American.
The United States faces Portugal in their next match in Group G, a matchup on Sunday in the Amazon at Manaus.
Ghana will take on powerhouse Germany on Saturday, as they look to salvage a result.