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The second team to advance to the quarterfinals is Ghana who upended the USA 2-1 in extra time.
Kevin-Prince Boateng put Ghana 1-0 ahead against the United States at half-time. Landon Donovan pulled the Americans back onto the same footing with a 62nd-minute penalty kick. Asamoah Gyan scored the significant goal for Ghana in the 93rd minute.
Ghana will meet Uruguay at Johannesburg's Soccer City in a quarter-final on Friday. Ghana is the only one of six African sides in the tournament to make it past the group stage.
|Landon Donovan (L) of the United States vies with Kevin-Prince Boateng of Ghana during|
their 2010 World Cup round of 16 soccer match at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg,
South Africa, on June 26, 2010. (Xinhua/Wang Yuguo)