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|U.S. Journey Ends in OT
|RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AP) -- Ghana did it again.
After preventing the U.S. from advancing out of group play four years ago, the only African team in this year's World Cup round of 16 beat the U.S. 2-1 in overtime to again send the Americans packing.
It was the first-ever extra time World Cup game for the U.S.
Ghana grabbed an early lead with a goal in the fifth minute, but Landon Donovan's penalty-kick goal in the 62nd minute knotted the score at 1-1.
But Ghana scored in the third minute of extra time and held on to earn a quarterfinals berth against Uruguay.
The South Americans beat South Korea 2-1 in a swirling rain earlier in the day in South Africa. Uruguay will be making its first quarterfinals appearance in 40 years on Friday.
On Sunday, Germany plays England and favored Argentina plays Mexico in World Cup quarterfinals.
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