Saturday, June 21, 2014

Germany 2 Ghana 2

Well... Group G just got veeeery interesting. After a scoreless first half, each side took a lead and each pulled the game back with an equalizer after the break. The result was eventually stamped by Miroslav Klose, who tied Ronaldo on 15 goals for the all-time World Cup scoring lead. All in all, it was a barnburner that So now if the USMNT beats Portugal, they advance. A draw on Sunday may be good enough. A loss gives them a mountain to climb in game three against Germany. Worth noting, though, is the cost Die Mannschaft paid for the point: both Jérôme Boateng and front-man Thomas Müller suffered worrying injuries against Ghana.

NSC Man of the Match: Asamoah Gyan
 





- Greg Seltzer

7 comments:

Barrett said...

Looking on the positive side, if we do manage to beat Portugal, a tie against Germany is enough to not just make it out of the group, but to win the group, which could bring us Russia instead of Belgium.

downintexas said...

So we beat Ghana, Ghana tied Germany who destroyed Portugal. So logically we should win the group stage

justinwkoehn said...

There's no logic to this world up.

Patrick said...

The USA strategy to let Ghana cross anytime but never in the middle held them to one goal in 90 min. I can't remember a German CB heading a cross. They let in 2 and their keeper was busier than Howard.

Greg Seltzer said...

Even if that causation was actually in effect, Ghana crossed 17 times today. The Germany CBs combined for 16 clearances. The one they did not get ended up in the net and it came from the same general area that Ghana used as the main launching pad for crosses against us.

Unknown said...

Why did Sulley Muntari play the second half with his pants down?

Tony M said...

Why did Sulley Muntari play the second half with his pants down?

Promoting a new rap album?