الخميس , يونيو 11 2020

US football fans jubilant after win

It’s not a country renowned for its love of “soccer” but football fans across the US celebrated a last-gasp win against the team’s World Cup nemesis, Ghana.

John Brooks headed in a late winner for USA in a dramatic finale to their opening Group G game in Natal.

It went a long way towards making amends for being knocked out by Ghana in the last two World Cups, and supporters across the US are set to party well into the night.

Fans gather in Grant Park to watch the US play Ghana in a World Cup soccer match in Chicago, Illinois 16 June 2014Thousands of fans gathered in Chicago’s Grant Park to watch the game

US soccer fans watching from the pier at Hermosa Beach, California 16 June 2014Hundreds at Hermosa Beach, California, cheered Clint Dempsey’s opening goal in the first minute of the game

Soccer fans react at a viewing party at a restaurant in Pittsburgh after watching the United States score in the opening minute of play against Ghana in a World Cup soccer match in Brazil, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 16 June 2014There was similar jubilation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

John BrooksJohn Brooks was overcome with joy after scoring the winning goal in the last five minutes

United States soccer fans sing the national anthem before the World Cup match against Ghana Lynch's Irish Pub in Jacksonville Beach, Florida 16 June 2014The US hosted the World Cup 20 years ago, and football has taken off since then, although it’s still not as popular as other major US sports

Soccer fans cheer for team US as they face Ghana during the World Cup in Brazil at Jack Dempsey's bar in New York City 16 June 2014Jack Dempsey’s bar in New York City was also packed to the rafters with USA fans

Carlos Pineda joins other fans in Grant Park to watch the US play Ghana in a World Cup soccer match in Chicago, Illinois 16 June 2014The game’s popularity has been driven by a younger fan base – Carlos Pineda led the cheers in Chicago

Joe Biden with Clint Dempsey and Marcus BeasleyVice-President Joe Biden congratulated the team in the dressing room, here with USA hero Clint Dempsey (left)

Fans of the United States cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas in Natal, Brazil 16 June 2014Americans are among the top ticket buyers in Brazil’s World Cup, second behind host country Brazil

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