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Goals in 1st and 86th minutes lift U.S. past Ghana

Posted: June 17, 2014 at 2:59 a.m.

John Brooks of the United States celebrates after scoring in the 86th minute of the Americans’ 2-1 World Cup victory over Ghana on Monday in Natal, Brazil. The winning goal came just four minutes after Ghana had tied the game on a goal by Andre Ayew.

Ghana's Black Stars, who had eliminated the United States at the past two World Cups, appeared poised to ruin another tournament for the U.S. on Monday.

Monday’s games

Iran 0, Nigeria 0 (tie)

Germany 4, Portugal 0

United States 2, Ghana 1

Today’s games

All times Central

Belgium vs. Algeria, 10:30 a.m.

Brazil vs. Mexico, 1:30 p.m.

Russia vs. South Korea, 4:30 p.m.

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