in Germany, Ghana’s Black Stars again block the Americans’ path and are the only
African team so far into the knockout rounds.
entertain North Korea today at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.
Kick-off is at 4pm.
who will make his way to this rural farm town for Saturday’s match after
watching Landon Donovan score in stoppage time for a 1-0 US victory over the
disappointing Algeria to advance.
something I will have embedded in my mind forever,” Donovan said. “I’m so proud
of our guys. We kept going and we believed. We’re alive and we’re not done
continued a thrill-ride run that has them ranked atop their Group C with dreams
of matching the 1930 US semifinal run from a World Cup with only 13 teams.
down to draw Slovenia 2-2 with a disallowed winning goal and shook off another
controversial no-goal referee call to solve Algeria at the death to
Howard said. “That emotion, that passion is what American sports fans thrive
the back of their minds, an exit caused by a 2-1 loss to Ghana in the 2006 group
stage. Donovan in particular was ripped for the failure but has moved past it
remember most is my tentativeness and after that was the finality of it
to the semifinals and now we have a big chance to do it,” said Ghana defender
Hans Sarpei, who plays for Germany’s Bayer Leverkusen.
once-possible powerhouse foes as Germany or Argentina.
attack-esque” for their tendency to play their best when pushed to the edge,
knows how dangerous Ghana are.
some players who are capable of scoring goals. They are an athletic side. You
never count them out.”
teammate at French club Rennes.
jump. He’s great in the air. He’s a pretty explosive player.”
kicks being the only World Cup goals for the Black Stars.
and are strong physically,” Gyan said. “But we too have good players. It is for
that that we have so much self-confidence.”
midfielder Clint Dempsey, warns his Black Stars will be more dangerous
that they can be more effective,” said Pantsil. “We believe in ourselves and we
are going to score more goals.”
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