The Black Stars of Ghana suffered a resounding defeat when they faced off against the United States of America at Geodis Park in Nashville, Tennessee.
Goals by Giovanni Reyna, Christian Pulisic, and Folarin Balogun led to a comprehensive 4-0 victory for the USA.
Both teams entered the match with a strong desire to gain an advantage in their historical head-to-head record, with Ghana having secured two victories out of four previous encounters, and the remaining one going in favor of the United States.
The Black Stars struggled to gain momentum throughout the game as the United States dominated the entire match, starting to finish.
Giovanni Reyna initiated the scoring for Gregg Berhalter’s team by seizing an opportunity in the 18-yard box, capitalizing on a poorly cleared ball.
Gideon Mensah’s ill-timed tackle resulted in a penalty being awarded to the United States, which Christian Pulisic calmly converted from the spot.
Inexperienced newcomer Jerome Opoku faced a tough moment when he mishandled the ball, allowing Timothy Weah to dispossess him. Weah then passed the ball to Folarin Balogun, who made no mistake from close range, extending the lead to 3-0 within just 12 minutes.
Ghana’s night took a turn for the worse as Giovanni Reyna added to his tally with a stunning curling free-kick from inside the 18-yard box, making it his second goal of the night and the fourth for the United States.
In the second half, the Black Stars tried to salvage what they could, but they ultimately had to accept a humiliating defeat at Geodis Park.