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  1. Who is John Anthony Brooks? A primer on the USMNT’s 86th minute marvel

    Jun 17, 2014, 9:23 AM EST

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    This was not supposed to be his World Cup, rather he’d be there for the experience. Well, through 45 minutes… it kinda is his World Cup (for at least the next six days).

  2. Ghana’s Gyan: “We dominated the game”; Team laments late lapse vs US

    Jun 17, 2014, 8:42 AM EST

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    The Black Stars have loads of work to do if they want to overcome their opening match loss to the United States.

  3. Videos of USMNT fans watching goals, win are a great way to start your day

    Jun 17, 2014, 7:35 AM EST

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    Presented for your approval: People going bananas as John Anthony Brooks and ‘San’ Zusi save America.

  4. WATCH: The U.S.’s win, plus the rest of Monday’s World Cup highlights

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:37 PM EST

    US fans cheer during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Hit that play button to relive Monday’s best moments:

  5. Looking ahead: After gritty win over Ghana, can US morph its style to challenge Portugal?

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:03 PM EST

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    With the Ghana match done and dusted, is it too early to look ahead to Portugal? They provide a completely different challenge.

  6. Fuzzy numbers, Klinsmann, and Captain Clint: Talking points after the U.S.’s win over Ghana

    Jun 16, 2014, 9:51 PM EST

    Ghana's Sulley Muntari, right, is fouled by United States' Jermaine Jones during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Out of the season of topics after the U.S.’s dramatic win, here are six of the most pressing:

  7. US injury update: Dempsey with a broken nose, Altidore’s status bleak

    Jun 16, 2014, 9:40 PM EST

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    Clint Dempsey has a broken nose (no surprise) but Jozy Altidore could be done for a significant amount of time.

  8. USA 2-1 Ghana: United States Man of the Match rankings

    Jun 16, 2014, 8:31 PM EST

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    21-year-old John Brooks was the hero for the United States, earning himself a place on the leaderboard for Man of the Match.

  9. Dempsey at the gun, Brooks at the death deliver victory for the U.S., 2-1 over Ghana

    Jun 16, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

    NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: John Brooks of the United States (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Fabian Johnson during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.

    For the first time since 2002, the U.S. has opened its World Cup with a win.

  10. At halftime: Dempsey’s early opener has U.S. in front of Ghana — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 16, 2014, 6:53 PM EST

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    The fastest goal in U.S. World Cup history get the Americans off to the perfect start.

  11. US goes from elation to misery as Altidore comes off with apparent hamstring injury

    Jun 16, 2014, 6:29 PM EST

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    After the early goal, Jozy Altidore came off with an injury that looked seriously painful.

  12. With Ghana less than an hour away, Group G setting up perfectly for US to strike

    Jun 16, 2014, 5:15 PM EST

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    They still need to take care of Ghana, a major piece to the puzzle, but other parts are starting to fall into place in favor of the US as well.

  13. Short on goals, chances, Nigeria and Iran play to 2014 World Cup’s first draw

    Jun 16, 2014, 5:05 PM EST

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    The tournament’s first scoreless draw leaves both teams second in Group F.

  14. Game on: Lineups, talking points as the U.S. opens against Ghana

    Jun 16, 2014, 4:56 PM EST

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    The Black Stars have become their nemesis, but shortly in Natal, the U.S. can exorcise 2006’s, 2010’s demons.

  15. At halftime: Chances scarce as Iran, Nigeria reach intermission scoreless — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 16, 2014, 3:56 PM EST

    Iran's Khosro Heydari chases Nigeria's Mikel John Obi during the group F World Cup soccer match between Iran and Nigeria at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Defensive first wins out as the Super Eagles are unable to break down Iran.

  16. Beasley, Beckerman, chances in numbers: Three areas of focus for the U.S. against Ghana

    Jun 16, 2014, 3:16 PM EST

    Beckerman is key to stopping Germany's offense from clicking into life.

    The Black Stars’ attacking strength will be on display, but will those stars help in the middle of the park?

  17. VIDEO: Joking that the USA will win the World Cup is daring to Zlatan

    Jun 16, 2014, 2:41 PM EST

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    This happened, and you should know about the context before someone tells you how much Zlatan hates the USA.

  18. Game on: Lineups and more as Nigeria, Iran tangle in Group F

    Jun 16, 2014, 2:26 PM EST

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    Iran will try to give Nigeria little room to operate in the least-anticipated of Monday’s matches.

  19. Germany dismantles injury, red card-struck Portugal 4-0; Group G open for business

    Jun 16, 2014, 1:59 PM EST

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    It could hardly have gone worse for Germany, or better for the US and Ghana.

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