USA World Cup hero John Brooks throwback childhood soccer photo

World Cup Team USA soccer John Brooks throwback photo

In what could easily have been the climactic conclusion to an amazing Disney movie, the USA soccer team held off a late rally by historical nemesis Ghana courtesy of a header goal from substitute John Brooks off a corner kick from teammate (and fellow substitute) Graham Zusi at the 86-minute mark. In honor of the huge victory, which gave the United States the full three points and putting them in second place in Group G behind Germany, I thought I would share the above throwback photo of John Brooks playing soccer as a kid in Germany.

I can just imagine telling that kid, “Do you know you will score a winning goal at the World Cup?” And that kid’s answer would be, “Yep!”

Fast forward…

World Cup USA John Brooks winning goal

Here’s a video of John Brooks’ historic World Cup goal that gave the USA a victory over Ghana:

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