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USA TODAY Sports United States’ Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring the U.S.’ first goal during their World Cup Group G match against Ghana on Monday at the Dunas arena in Natal, Brazil.

World Cup: U.S. beats Ghana in Group G opener

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NATAL, Brazil — The United States got a dream start to their World Cup campaign when Clint Dempsey scored the fifth fastest goal in tournament history but they needed an 86th minute winner from John Brooks to secure a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ghana on Monday.

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