US Loses 2-1 in OT

Ghana moves on, and USA goes home
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2010 2:01 PM CDT
Updated Jun 26, 2010 4:01 PM CDT

(Newser) – Team USA's soccer run is over, with the Americans falling 2-1 to Ghana in overtime today. The game went into OT after last game's hero, Landon Donovan, scored on a penalty kick in the second half. Didn't matter, though, because the US gave up a goal 3 minutes into the extra time and couldn't get the equalizer. The US had fallen behind early (again) by giving up a goal in the fifth minute of the match. Ghana will now face Uruguay in the quarterfinals.

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"A stinging, tough defeat," US coach Bob Bradley said. "We knew Ghana was a good team and we didn't get the job done." (Read more 2010 World Cup stories.)

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