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United States to Play Ghana in World Cup This Saturday

 United States to Play Ghana in World Cup This Saturday

After defeating Algeria, the United States will now play Ghana in the second round of the World Cup this Saturday at 2:30pm ET.

Ghana last played the United States in a competitive tournament four years ago in the last game of the first round where the States played a very disappointing game against a strong African side.

But, due to finishing in first place, the US now finds themselves with an easier route to the latter stages of the tournament than England, who finished in second place. England must play Germany. If the United States beats Ghana, they’ll play the winner of Uruguay and South Korea.

But who will win this Saturday?

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0 Responses to United States to Play Ghana in World Cup This Saturday

  1. MarylandBill says:

    I think the USA should be able to beat Ghana, but Ghana is dangerous. The US will have to show up for both halves. If they concede an early goal, I am not sure if they will be able to make it up.

  2. Jeff C. says:


  3. McBride says:

    “I think the USA should be able to beat Ghana,”

    We’ll win if we can avoid the defensive gaff. But that’s a big ‘if.’

    Jozy finding his finishing touch would be nice. We need the kid to find the back of the net Saturday.

  4. McBride says:

    My biggest concern is our fitness and emotional state. It’s very, very hard in sports to bounce back quickly from a high of that level. Hopefully we don’t face a hangover from what was one of the biggest moment in history

  5. kniteli says:

    Ghana is not quite as strong defensively as the teams the USA had played so far, but they are fast and clever attackers. We need to tighten that defense for the upcoming game and hit him hard.

  6. Miami Ultra says:

    We have a good chance. If we play as well as we did today, we should be able to win against Ghana. Great attacks and chances all game long and fairly solid defense.

    And a matchup with either Uruguay or S. Korea in the quarters makes a run to the semis feasible. Go USA!

  7. McBride says:

    Two days isn’t much time off. Fitness will be key

  8. McBride says:

    “And a matchup with either Uruguay or S. Korea in the quarters makes a run to the semis feasible.”

    It is certainly about as good a draw as the US could have gotten. If we avoid huge defensive gaffs (like DeMerit’s this morning) and bad luck I think we beat Ghana.

    I’m not thinking beyond that;)

    • AdamEdg says:

      Ghana is dangerous. As the only African nation left (barring a massive 8+ win for Ivory Coast), they come with a lot of excess weight. They beat us before, but that was a heartless US side that had already given up.
      By playing like we did yesterday but with better finishing, we should win this game. Although Bradley should make a couple of swaps – Bornstein & Gomez for Spector & Buddle. Sadly, we might be better off without Gooch again. I am not predicting a scoreline, but I am predicting a victory – before stoppage time.

  9. Jason says:

    USA can take this. I don’t think Ghana can score. They have not scored on an open play in fact. I predict a USA-Uruguay Q-final right now.

  10. isaac obeng says:

    ghanaians are very sure of themselves winning usa so ghana will win usa by two goals to nil

  11. gmonsoon43 says:

    The US should win as long as Ghana isn’t given a penalty kick. Ghana has yet to score a goal that isn’t a penalty.

  12. acka says:

    Ghana is able to beat USA because they dont know circulation of
    ball just running, look somebody like Donovan its not a player

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