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World Cup 2014

Klinsmann Commends USA Effort

USA coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, has praised his team's hard work in a 2-1 Group G victory over Ghana on Monday.

It was Klinsmann's first World Cup victory at the helm of the USA, after formerly coaching Germany and Bayern Munich.

"It was a grind, but it was a wonderful win at the end of the day," said Klinsmann after the match, according to Sky Sports.

"We got the three points that we badly wanted."

The Americans were able to capitalise on poor defending from Ghana to score in the very first minute of the match, and they maintained that lead until the 82nd minute.

Even after the Black Stars drew level, the USA were able to net the winner in the 86th minute from a late corner.

"I said it to the bench minutes before - 'we're going to get some chances still'. So we are still in the game after the equaliser, we just need to kind of push and push and grind it out," Klinsmann added.

"That's what they did. Here comes a set piece we trained over and over and over that stuff. And he (John Brooks) puts it in, it's so well deserved."

The victory put the USA second in Group G, behind Germany and ahead of Ghana and Portugal, respectively.

"This is definitely the start that you want. They worked hard for it and it is just a good feeling to have the first three points.

"All over the field, it was a very dynamic game, a game where chances were created on both sides."

Do you think the USA will have continued success after beating Ghana? Have your say in the comments section below.

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