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John Brooks' USA World Cup goal sparks hilarious Wikipedia edits

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John Brooks became the unlikely hero for the USA last night after scoring the team's winner against Ghana in their first game of the 2014 World Cup.

And no sooner had the Hertha Berlin defender headed the USMNT into the lead against their African opponents then tech-savvy fans were busy putting him in his rightful place amongst America's heroes.

Using the ever reliable source that is Wikipedia, rejoicing USA fans quickly altered Brooks' previously sparse page on the website with some hilarious edits.

Some of the favorites, which were caught via screenshots at the time, included:

"After scoring against Ghana in the 2014 World Cup, he is now among the ranks of John F Kennedy, Chuck Norris, and Abe Lincoln as American heroes," read one update just minutes after the German-born defender had put the US back into the lead in Natal.

While a later alteration promoted Brooks above the likes of Norris and JFK, simply reading:

"(John Brooks) is a German-American footballer, He is the greatest american since Abraham Lincoln."

It is fair to say the 21-year old's life will never be quite the same after his crucial goal, a point that clearly was not lost on Brooks as he wheeled away to celebrate. The look of of pure shock and disbelief on his face is already one of the iconic moments of this summer's tournament.

Brooks was making only his fifth appearance for the US national team after previously turning out for the German under 20 side in the past, and he was certainly not amongst the players tipped to be the key figure in Monday night's game.

Indeed, Brooks had started the game on the US bench but was called upon by Jurgen Klinsmann at half-time to replace DeMarcus Beasley who was forced of through injury during the interval.

The result means the US currently sit second in Group G behind Germany with Klinsmann's men set to face Portugal on Sunday in another huge game.

Brooks will be hoping to feature prominently again in order to usurp Lincoln as the greatest American of all-time.

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