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United States’ Clint Dempsey (left) shoots to score a goal past Ghana’s Sulley Muntari during their World Cup Group G soccer match at Dunas Arena in Natal, Brazil on Monday. The U.S. won 2-1. Toru Hanai / Reuters

World Cup: Fast start, strong finish as US defeats Ghana

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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 win over Ghana on Monday.


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