Ghana Eliminates US For 2nd Straight World Cup

FIFA World CupSportsLandon DonovanTim Howard

RUSTENBURG, South Africa - The United States was eliminated from the World Cup by Ghana for the second straight time as Asamoah Gyan scored 3 minutes into overtime, leading the Black Stars to a 2-1 second-round victory Saturday night

Kevin Prince Boateng put Ghana ahead when he stripped the ball from Ricardo Clark in the 5th minute and beat goalkeeper Tim Howard from 16 yards.

Once again, the U.S. came back, and Landon Donovan tied the score with a penalty kick in the 62nd minute after Jonathan Mensah pulled down Clint Dempsey streaking in.

But no matter how much the Americans pressured after Gyan scored, they couldn't tie it again.

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