USA win over Ghana hits front page in the States after the flying World Cup start
- United States defeated Ghana 2-1 in opening Brazil 2014 game
- Clint Dempsey scored after just 29 seconds for US
- Andre Ayew equalised in 82nd minute but John Brooks restored lead four minutes from time
- New York Times and Chicago Sun-Times among media outlets celebrating win
It’s not often that football can dominate the sport headlines in the United States, but it’s even rarer for it to take over the front pages but the revenge over Ghana look too sweet to be ignored by the frontpage of the major newspapers in the country for the first time in their history.
For a country that is often more fixated on basketball and American football, it was ‘soccer’ that captured the nation – and USA’s thrilling opening game World Cup victory over Ghana on Monday.
The New York Post dedicated their whole
front page to the Group G victory, showing two fans who watched the
action in Brazil and claiming how the win sparked celebration.
Celebrations: Fan pictures dominated the front page of the New York Post and the Chicago Sun-Times
The Chicago Sun-Times led a similar fan tribute, focused on local residents who watched the game in Grant Park.
Clint Dempsey’s first minute opener was the lead picture in the Boston Metro, who revelled on US pouncing late on to steal three points, and the former Fulham and Tottenham forward’s opener also made the front page of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
It was John Brooks who scored the winner
and the celebrations after his header four minutes from time helped
lead the front page on the Washington Times and USA Today.
USA’s win over Ghana gives them real hope of progressing from Group G, with their match against Portugal on Sunday holding the key as to whether they can book an unlikely spot in the last 16 over Cristiano Ronaldo and Co.
Perfect start: Clint Dempsey’s winner helped lead the Boston Metro and the Las vegas Review-Journal
Late show: Celebrations from John Brooks’ late winner was the focus in the Washington Times and USA Today