Didn't know that, since I don't follow MLS or USMNT much. But in that case, it does make sense, if Donovan is letting himself go. No point bringing in a player who won't be at his best. As for Ghana, don't see them finishing higher than third. Gyan's playing in a very weak league, so it'll have a detrimental effect on his football. Look at Lucas Barrios, left Borussia Dortmund (39 goals, 83 apps) for Guangzhou Evergrande (5 goals, 17 apps). Big money, but the football, not so good. Eventually left China and joined Spartak Moscow. So far he's had 15 appearances...only one goal. No longer as good a player anymore. And he doesn't get called up to the Paraguayan national team anymore either. I wonder how Gyan is faring. But I feel the USMNT should have enough to pull off a win against Ghana. Not good enough for the other two in the group though.
Personally am looking forward to see the progress of Germany, England, Spain, South Korea, Japan. Am hoping South Korea can upset Belgium or Russia to steal second place in their group. Should be interesting to see if England's youth 'revolution' has an effect on their games against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica. Also am wondering if Suarez will recover in time to face off against Steven Gerrard in England vs Uruguay.