The United States and Germany are in the win column following their first matches of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. John Brooks scored late as the U.S. escaped with a 2-1 win over Ghana in Natal. Clint Dempsey gave the Americans a 1-nil lead after scoring 29 seconds into the match, which is the fifth fastest goal in FIFA World Cup history. The U.S. faces Portugal next on Sunday. Portugal was shut out by Germany 4-0 in the other Group G match yesterday. Today's action features three games. Belgium battles Algeria, host Brazil meets Mexico and Russia faces Korea Republic.