This was not a pretty game. Neither Team Ghana nor Team USA showed any particular skill or passion; Ghana simply outlasted USA, and honestly, Team USA was its own worst enemy, so Team Ghana only had to sit back and allow the USA to destroy themselves. So easy. Mechanical.
If this game was a novel, it would have had a brilliant plot but would lack depth and character development, and the prose would have sucked, with the rare exception of one or two sentences (McBride, USA) .. but a good novel does not rest upon a few high quality sentences or paragraphs.
Team USA needs red uniforms. Okay, that was silly. But I still have two more World Cup teams that I am following very closely, teams who won my heart with their skill and finesse; Italy and Brazil.
Ghana 2: USA 1