Just 29 seconds into its 2014 World Cup opener against Ghana, the United States was on the board, thanks to Clint Dempsey.
The quick start had Dempsey fired up:
The Americans wanted to come out strong against the team that had eliminated them from each of the previous two World Cups, and that's exactly what they did.
Dempsey's goal in the first minute made some history:
The United States Women's National Team went wild when Dempsey scored:
Athletes from the United States reacted to the strong start: