I take some cold comfort in knowing that even if the USA had managed to beat Ghana in group play, they would have taken Ghana's spot in the round of sixteen and run into Brazil, and that almost certainly would have been that for the USA anyway.
It still was a great tournament for Ghana.
The last round-of-sixteen match is being played today. My "brackets" for the remainder of the tournament are:
Germany - Argentina: Germany in a very rough and tumble match
Italy - Ukraine: Italy, probably on penalties after 0-0, with both teams down at least one man
England - Portugal: Portugal, but England could surprise me
Brazil - Winner of France-Spain: Brazil, probably without much difficulty
Germany - Italy: Germany
Portugal - Brazil: Brazil
Germany - Brazil: Very tough call, but I'll guess that Germany's home-pitch advantage is just enough to overcome Brazil
Now in a few days you can all come back and laugh at me.