The first half pretty much exemplifies US "soccer". Counterattacks, yes we are capable. Our defensive back line can provide a few stops (tonight is the best I've seen in a while actually). But USA simply sucks at maintaining position in the midfield. Bad passes + worse first touches = turnovers. This leads to far too much pressure on the defense which inevitably breaks down over the course of 90 minutes. As always they will live and die by how many goals they can generate off of counterattacks and set plays.
Of course, Ghana hasn't scored yet, and they may not, but you have to expect it if they keep letting them dominate the ball like this. Bradley has been invisible and needs to show up and Graham Zusi should come on as a sub, he is one of the few on the team capable of holding possession. I repeat, it would be nice to have Donovan right now