And that's all she wrote as the final whistle blows and Africa's last hope progress to the quarter-finals after a nerve-racking 2-1 victory of the USA! What a game!
OH!!! Bornstein's cross falls to Dempsey who unleashes a drive that is blocked!
Bradley tries to pick out Gomez but his pass has too much mustard on it and runs out of play.
Ayew dances by his marker and sends in a cross that Bocanegra heads out for a corner. They are in no hurry to take it.
Cherundolo does well to win his side a corner. Donovan plays it short and it comes to nothing
Play is halted once more as Inkoom injures himself clearing the ball away acrobatically.
Substitution Samuel Inkoom Sulley Muntari
USA win a corner on the edge of Ghana's penalty area but Donovan's delivery is punched away by Kingson.
Bradley and Dempsey try to pull of a one-two but the Fulham man's pass goes astray.
The Americans come out attacking but Ghana soak up the early pressure and Appiah wins his side a free kick.
Bornstein dials up a long distance effort that is blocked and the ref blows his whistle to end the first half of extra-time.
Bocanegra floats a cross into the area that Edu meets but his weak header is way wide of the mark.
Appiah and Ayew play the ball back and forth near the corner flag. Surely it's too early for such time-wasting tactics.
Ghana are content to play some possession football at the moment.
OH!!!! Bocanegra latches on to Donovan's corner but can't steer his header past Kingson!
Play is halted as Ayew is down clutching his knee.
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! Ghana retake the lead as Gyan takes a long ball off his chest, shrugs off Bocanegra and unleashes a bullet that beats Howard!!
Goal Asamoah Gyan
The first half of extra-time is underway with a quarter-final spot against Uruguay at stake.
Ayew catches Altidore from behind and is shown a yellow card.
The fourth official signals there will be three minutes of extra time.
Ayew slips a pass to Inkoom who sends a dangerous cross into the area that is cleared away by DeMerit.
Donovan finds Bornstein on the left flank and he sends in a floating cross that John Mensah heads away.
Donovan receives the ball at the top of the penalty area and lets a shot fly that is blocked.
Gyan finds space between the USA's centre-backs but once again his header is off the mark.
OH!!! Altidore gets in behind the Ghana defence and shrugs off his marker only to send the ball wide with only the 'keeper to beat!
Dempsey runs at Mensah who stops the American midfielder dead in his tracks.
Substitution Kevin-Prince Boateng Stephen Appiah
OH!!! Altidore plays Bradley in behind the Ghana defence and he lets a low shot go that is saved by Kingson!
Gyan latches on to a cross and sends a looping header over the bar.
Substitution Hans Sarpei Lee Addy
The pace of the match has slowed down as both teams realise just what's at stake here.
Feilharber turns his marker and tries to pick out Altidore but his pass runs straight into the arms of Kingson.
Play is halted as Dempsey needs some attention after going down for the third time tonight.
Yellow Card Carlos Bocanegra
OH!!!! Donovan plays Altidore through but he can't poke it past the onrushing Kingson!
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! Donovan makes no mistake from 12-yards away as he sends Kingson the wrong way!
PENALTY!!!! Donovan plays the ball through to Dempsey and he is taken down by Jonathan Mensah and the referee wastes no time in pointing to the spot!
Penalty Goal Landon Donovan
Yellow Card Jonathan Mensah
Altidore takes the ball down in the area and lays it off for Feilharber who unleashes a ferocious shot that is blocked by Boateng.
Ayew has acres of space in front of him and he plays a lovely ball across the face of goal looking for Gyan but DeMerit makes a vital block.
Donovan is hacked down by Boateng but the referee is having none of it and waves for play to continue. That looked like a free kick to me.
Boateng twists past Donovan and unleashes a drive that sails high over the bar.
OH!!! Feilhaber has a glorious chance to equalise but his close range toe poke is saved by Kingson!
The second half is underway with Bob Bradley making another change. The ineffective Findley is replaced by Feilhaber.
Substitution Benny Feilhaber Robbie Findley
Bradley slips through three challenges and tries to pick out Altidore but his wayward pass rolls to Annan who clears the ball to safety.
Viktor Kassai blows his whistle to end an exciting first half. Ghana have a deserved 1-0 lead thanks to Boateng's early effort. The United States will need to be a lot better in the second 45 minutes.
Donovan wins his side's first corner two minutes before the break. His delivery is a good one but once again Jonathan Mensah clears the danger.
Boateng back heels the ball to Asamoah who hits a wild effort over the crossbar.
The USMNT push forward through Dempsey looking for the equaliser before the half-time interval and he finds Bradley whose cross for Donovan runs out of play.
The US wins a free kick in a dangerous position but Donovan's free kick delivery is headed away by Jonathan Mensah.
OH!!! Asamoah has a great chance to double Ghana's lead but Howard sticks up his left arm to make a good save.
OH!!!! The USA have their best chance of the match as Findley is played through but his shot is kicked away by Kingson!
Bradley makes the first change of the game as he brings on Edu for the disappointing Clark.
Substitution Ricardo Clark Maurice Edu
Boateng unleashes a low shot from just outside the area that Howard easily saves.
OH!!! DeMerit and Bocanegra take each other out trying to stop Gyan and the ball squirts free to Asamoah but his poor cross fails to reach Ayew who was all alone in the area.
Donovan drops deep to receive the ball and he finds Bornstein on the right flank but his first touch is poor and Ghana hit back on the counter and Bradley is forced to concede a corner.
Bradley beats the offside trap and tries to cut the ball back for Altidore but Kingson makes a safe catch.
Cherundolo powers his way forward and wins his side a free kick in a good position. Donovan stands over the ball and whips in a dangerous delivery that Pantsil clears away.
John Mensah hoists a hopeful ball looking for Gyan but Bornstein beats him to the ball and clears the danger.
Yellow Card Steven Cherundolo
OH!!! Cherundolo is shown a yellow card for his tackle on Ayew in a dangerous area. Gyan stands over the ball and unleashes a shot that stings Howard's palms.
Donovan slips past his marker and tries to pick out Findlay but Jonathan Mensah clears the danger.
Altidore tries to bring the match back on to level terms but his low shot fails to hit the target.
It's all Ghana right now as Ayew cuts the ball back for Boateng but his shot sails high over the crossbar.
Ghana are confidently stroking the ball around the pitch right now as they look to breach the American defence once more.
The Americans look rattled as Clark is shown the first yellow card of the game after a cynical sliding tackle.
Yellow Card Ricardo Clark
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!! It takes only five minutes for the Black Stars to strike first blood as Boateng picks up the ball at the half-way line and makes a majestic run before unleashing a low shot that finds the bottom corner!
Goal Kevin-Prince Boateng
Gyan plays the ball wide to Inkoom who tries his luck from 25 yards but his shot fails to trouble Howard.
Donovan runs at the Ghana defence and plays a low cross into the area but his pass runs beyond the reach of Altidore.
Viktor Kassai gets the match underway with Bob Bradley starting Altidore and Findlay upfront while Milovan Rajevac counters with Gyan as the lone striker.
Welcome to Goal.com’s live coverage of the World Cup. Tonight’s match comes to you from the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa where the USA and Ghana will meet in a winner-take-all second round clash. These two teams are familiar with each other as the Black Stars beat the USMNT four years ago in Germany. Ghana will be hoping for a similar result tonight as they fly the flag for Africa while the USA will look to avenge that 2-1 loss on that fateful evening in Nuremberg. There’s everything to play for and it should be a real beauty so stay tuned for all of the action!
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed