The balance of the game lay with the Fates,
for points could well have gone to either team
but this time fortune smiled upon the States.
Dempsey pounced, the cat that got the cream.
The crowd was shaken. Ghana quickly stirred,
for points could well end up with either team.
Klinsmann’s men fought grimly, undeterred
by wave on wave of pressurized attack.
The crowd was shaking. Ghana’s ire was stirred.
And near the end, they got a great goal back,
result of a tremendous surge of will
and wave on wave of pressurized attack.
But football weaves its magic in Brazil
and yet again the pendulum swung round,
result of a tremendous surge of will.
Brooks headed firmly down into the ground
yet still the balance rested with the Fates.
Could once again the pendulum swing round?
No, this time fortune smiled upon the States.