USA Pauses, Yawns, Returns to Hating Soccer
Today's USA vs. Ghana match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup was a great one. There were 34,976 on hand to watch the highly anticipated game. Celebrities including former President Bill Clinton and Mick Jagger were on hand to watch the match.
Ghana scored quickly, and the USA team didn't seem to have it together during the first half of the match today. However, the USA came out re energized in the second half with Landon Donovan scoring a goal off of a penalty kick. The score remained tied 1-1 through the rest of the game. At that time, there was an additional 30 minutes of overtime added.
Early on in the OT, Ghana scored. It was the second goal of the day by Ghana's player Asamoah Gyan. It was a great effort by both teams. Unfortunately, the loss was a stunning blow to the USA team. They now have to go home getting knocked out of the World Cup for the second time in a row by Ghana. It is unfortunate that they went a goal down early on in the game.
The next time these two teams play will indeed be another grudge match.
The next time Americans give a rip will be in 4 years -maybe- in the next World Cup... but that seems doubtful.