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:
CLINT DEMPSEY!!!!!!! USA takes a 1-0 lead over Ghana in 1st minute. Dempsey is 1st American to score in 3 different World Cups. #SCtop10— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 16, 2014
The United States Women's National Team went wild when Dempsey scored:
THATS WHAT IM TALKIN BOUT!— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) June 16, 2014
Athletes from the United States reacted to the strong start:
Now that's how you start a match!! Clint Dempsey Goal!!!!— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 16, 2014
Goal USA‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) June 16, 2014