Natal, Brazil (NewsBahn) – John Brooks scored in the 86th minute, powering the US soccer squad to a 2-1 win over Ghana in a World Cup soccer match Monday.
Clint Dempsey also scored for the US, which was victorious despite getting outshot 21-8.
Dempsey shook off a bloody nose suffered when he took an accidental kick to the face.
Andre Ayew scored for Ghana in the 82nd minute, making Brooks’ heroics necessary.
Tackles and fouls were about even, but Ghana controlled the ball over 60 percent of the match.