Ghana Eliminates USA in a 2-1 Win at the World Cup

A moment of silence for the home team; blow the vuvuzelas for Africa's only remaining contender.

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Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty)

Today Ghana's Black Stars beat Team USA 2-1 in a second-round match in Rustenburg, South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  Asamoah Gyan scored the tie-breaking goal for Ghana in extra time.

With this win, the U.S. has been eliminated from the World Cup and Ghana will advance to a quarterfinals meeting with Uruguay on Friday at Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium. Ghana is the last African country remaining in the 2010 World Cup, and in a sense, an entire continent's hopes had hinged on the outcome.  Is there any chance that an African team can win the first World Cup on the African continent?

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