ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - It was a busier than usual Monday night in Orlando as thousands of central Florida soccer fans gathered to watch the United States men's team in their opening World Cup game.
Organizers said about 4,000 people showed up for a watch party on Wall Street. They said they had to stop letting people in.
The crowd had a lot to cheer about as the men's team beat Ghana 2-1.
Clint Dempsey scored one of fastest goals in World Cup history and John Brooks scored the game winner on a header in the 86th minute of the U.S. victory over Ghana, which had knocked the Americans out of the previous two World Cups.
Dempsey's goal came on a low shot just 32 seconds into the match. The lead held until Ghana's Andre Ayew leveled in the 82nd minute. Ayew's goal appeared to have stolen the victory from the U.S., until Brooks' goal off a corner from Lake Brantley High School grad Graham Zusi.
Dempsey' goal made him the first U.S. player to score in three different World Cups and was the fastest ever scored by an American in the tournament. The U.S. is now tied with Germany atop of Group G.