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USA football fans celebrate 2-1 win over Ghana

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The United States got a dream start to its World Cup campaign, securing a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ghana on Monday. Captain Clint Dempsey scored the fifth fastest goal in tournament history, but team USA needed an 86th minute winner from John Brooks to seal the win. Huge crowds turned up to watch the game across the USA, and even President Barack Obama posted a good luck message from the White House. "It was amazing. That goal at the end was awesome," said Mathew Reynols, a fan from Los Angeles. "It blew my mind, it was awesome, so good! Americaaaa! USA! USA!" Dempsey drilled the ball into the net with the goal officially timed at 29 seconds and it looked like being enough until Andre Ayew finally secured some reward for Ghana's pressure with an equalizer seven minutes from the end. The match then appeared destined for a draw until substitute defender Brooks rose to head Graham Zusi's corner firmly into the back of the net and give the United States revenge over the team that ended their participation in the last two World Cups. While celebrating the US victory, fan Adrian Mactell of California applauded the Ghanaian efforts. "Such a good outcome, we are stoked. Ghana played really well, hands up to the Ghanians, fantastic technical football," Mactell said. "We are just happy to scrap up the last goal and the early goal and take the win." Juergen Klinsmann's side will now go onto their next match against Portugal, beaten 4-0 by Germany in the Group G opener earlier on Monday, with renewed belief that they can reach the last 16 for the fourth time in the last seven tournaments. Source: RTV Get the latest headlines http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Subscribe to The Telegraph http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=telegraphtv Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/telegraph.co.uk Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/telegraph Follow us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/102891355072777008500/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Daily Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.