Knockout Round Preview
Via NPR: World Cup Preview: Knockout Stage.
UPDATE (James Joyner): USA! USA!
2.30 p.m. ET, Rustenburg
USA vs. GHANA
Storyline: Africa’s last hope in the tournament. Can USA use joy of Landon Donovan’s injury-time goal against Algeria as springboard?
Players to watch: Landon Donovan for the U.S.; scored the winner against Algeria and the crucial first goal against Slovenia.
Ghana missing key midfielder, Michael Essien, but Kwadwo Asamoah is dangerous going forward.
NPR prediction: USA to see off robust Ghanaians.
There are other competitors, too, at the link!