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2014 World Cup: Lions players react to USA's win over Ghana

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Various Detroit Lions players tweeted about the United States' win over Ghana in the 2014 World Cup on Monday.

Laurence Griffiths

The 2014 World Cup has been underway for nearly a week now, but the United States only played their first game on Monday. They beat Ghana by a score of 2-1 in a thrilling game, and several Detroit Lions players took notice, including Reggie Bush, Sam Martin and Ziggy Ansah, who is actually from Ghana. Here's a recap of what they had to say on Monday:

Before the game:

After Clint Dempsey's goal 30 seconds into the game:

After Jozy Altidore went down with a hamstring injury:

After Dempsey took a leg to the face (and seemingly broke his nose):

After more injuries and more pressure from Ghana:

After John Brooks' goal late in the game gave the U.S. the win:

The United States' win puts them in excellent position to advance out of the group stage and to the knockout round, and it avenged losses to Ghana in the last two World Cups. Needless to say, it was a pretty big deal, as evidenced by all of the tweets from Lions players.

(Thanks to Niners Nation for the idea.)