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WATCH: Clint Dempsey, John Brooks push U.S. past Ghana in dramatic fashion

I didn't even sip my first beer before U.S. captain Clint Dempsey gave the side a 1-0 lead over Ghana less than 30 seconds into the match.

The goal is the fifth fastest in World Cup history and Dempsey becomes the first American to score in three separate World Cups. 

Watch below:

Okay and Ghana scored and I chewed my finger nails. A draw would have been fine in other World Cups but then unsung hero John Brooks gave me this:

The U.S. Men's National Team takes down Ghana 2-1 and sits tied atop Group G with Germany heading into Sunday's match vs. Portugal.