Watch Americans Freak Out Over John Anthony Brooks’ Game-Winning Team USA Goal
Twenty-one-year-old John Anthony Brooks had a dream a few nights ago. “I had a dream. I told some teammates that I dreamed that I scored in the 80th minute and that we’d win the game,” he said via Goal.com. He was only a few minutes off. “It was the 86th minute and we won.”
Despite never having lived in the United States, the German-born player (his pops is an American) wrote himself into this country’s history books with a late game-winning header to help the USMNT beat Ghana, 2-1 on Monday night in the team’s World Cup opener.
And if this video of the way U.S. fans reacted across the country to the epic goal doesn’t give you goosebumps the morning after, you should check your pulse.