With his penalty kick goal in the 62nd minute, Landon Donovan became the United States' all-time leading goal-scorer in the World Cup Finals with five.
Man of the Match:
Andre Ayew (Ghana)
USA Coach Bob Bradley: We always understand the responsibility we have as a national team to show how far the game has come in the United States, to fight for respect. We certainly felt we moved things along with our performance in the Confederations Cup (losing 3-2 in the final to Brazil) and as we went through the first round we felt that we were continuing to go in that direction.
USA Captain Carlos Bocanegra: We tried to push and push. I don't know if we just didn't have anything left because we had been pushing so much the entire tournament.
USA Goalkeeper Tim Howard: We felt like we had a great opportunity. We just gave ourselves too much of a mountain to climb. We just couldn't come back.
Ghana 2 (after extra time)
USA: Bob Bradley
Ghana: Milovan Rajevac
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Assistant Referees: Tibor Vamos (HUN), Gabor Eros (HUN)
Fourth Official: Michael Hester (NZL)