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US World Cup win over Ghana named 'Best Moment' at ESPYs

The USA football soccer team won Best Moment at the ESPYs - ESPN's annual sports excellence awards - on Wednesday night. 

Captain for the team Clint Dempsey led his team to onstage to collect the award, reported Sporting News.

They were awarded for their 2-1 win over Ghana in the the group stages of the World Cup on June 16.

 

 

The Americans of course won the match in the 86th minute via a John Brooks header.

USA went on to qualify for the last 16 where they were defeated by Belgium.

Other notable winners of the ESPYS were:

Best International Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo, who was also awarded the FIFA's Ballon d'Or as World Player of the Year this past January. 

Best Male Tennis Player: Rafael Nadal, who racked up a total of 10 ATP tournament wins, including both the French and US Opens, ending the year with the No. 1 ranking

Best Female Tennis Player: Maria Sharapova, who won the 2014 French Open crown. It was her third consecutive French final and her second title.

 

Source: Sporting News

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