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John Brooks gets U.S. headed in right direction in 2-1 win over Ghana
John Brooks gets U.S. headed in right direction in 2-1 win over Ghana

It's all starting to come together. The U.S. team's route out of pool play in this World Cup, which looked muddled and confused Monday morning, became as clean as Michael Bradley's bald head by Monday evening following the Americans' physical 2-1 win over Ghana in Natal and Germany's 4-0 pummeling of Portugal in Manaus. The U.S. goals came from Clint Dempsey in the opening 30 seconds, the fastest goal by an American in World Cup history, and from John Brooks in the 86th minute, the first score by an American substitute in World Cup history. Brooks scored just four minutes after Ghana had tied it on a goal by Andre Ayew. "It's a great start, a very...

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