Host nation India will take on Columbia in Group A's second match later today.
"I was very disappointed in our style of play because that is not how we play".
"I give credits to my goalkeeper and the defence; they did tremendously well", he added.
The U.S. Under-17 men's national team didn't have the easiest time handling Ghana at the World Cup on Monday, but after absorbing plenty of pressure without breaking, it found its own breakthrough to secure a huge three points.
The defence may need to be at their best again on Monday, as the US looked a potent attacking force in their 3-0 win over hosts India.
The Starlets would need a win against the US to secure qualification to the next stage of the competition.
He will come up against the best goalkeeper after the first round of matches Danlad Ibrahim of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, who made three stunning saves to deny Colombia a goal in Ghana's opener.
Akinola came off the bench in place of Sergino Dest in the 63rd minute and delivered the victor 12 minutes later with an angled low finish after beating his defender along the right channel.
That goal took his personal tally for the USA team to 19 goals in 30 appearances since 2015.
Brazil is top of Group D after a 2-1 win over Spain.
In Goa, Guinea fell 3-1 to Iran in their first match of Group C.
The Ghanaians lost most of their ball possession to United States of America in the first half which made the young Yankees dictate the pace of the game and also take control of the midfield.
Guinea, who is bottom of the standings, faces Costa Rica next tomorrow.