Tim Howard was uncharacteristically beaten on the short side on a surprise run down the left side of the US defense to give Ghana the early lead. Clint Dempsey made a brilliant run and was taken down forcing a penalty shot converted by Landon Donovan in the second half, now the all time leader in US history with six World Cup goals.
Ghana the youngest team in the tournament featured half a dozen players under age 25 and took the world trophy for under 20 champions last fall.
For many US players the end of this tournament also means the end of their World Cup careers representing their country at the biggest sporting competition in the world.
Fans standing on Washington Street after the US loss. The guy in the black shirt was belligerent and perhaps drunk yelling and proclaiming his stupidity.