U.S. must come down quickly from Ghana high

U.S. must come down quickly from Ghana high
June 19, 2014, 11:45 pm
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Sometimes emotions can get the best of us. In times like these, it’s important to set aside some to time to simply exhale and clear the head.

The magnitude and emotion of the USA’s stunning victory over Ghana on Monday was epic. The nation rejoiced as packed viewing parties around the country erupted when John Anthony Brooks headed the U.S. to three points and vanquished the Ghana demons that had plagued the team for eight years.

But now that a few days have passed, it’s important to take a more pragmatic view of the U.S. game. And in all honesty, there are a lot of cracks that the victory glossed over.

Essentially, the U.S. had two moments of brilliance, some gritty defensive work from the back four and midfielders Jermaine Jones and Kyle Beckerman, and a whole lot of imprecision in between.

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