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!

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter