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Josmer Altidore | Forward

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 172

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USA Starting XI: Howard, Gonzalez, Bradley, Besler, Beasley, Dempsey, Bedoya, Jones, Zusi, Cameron, Johnson.
Jozy Altidore has been left out of USA's starting lineup. The US striker just recovered from injury and Jurgen Klinsmann is probably worried about his fitness level. If the US find themselves down a goal, expect to see Altidore come in off the bench. Jul 1 - 2:48 PM
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US Men's National Team striker Jozy Altidore has been cleared to play against Belgium on Tuesday.

There was uncertainty as to whether Altidore will be available for Tuesday's match but the striker has been cleared to play. There are still questions about his fitness, and many are suggesting that he might not start. If he doesn't start, expect Altidore to make an appearance off the bench, especially if the US find themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard.
Source: SportsCenter
Jun 30 - 1:21 PM

Jurgen Klinsmann is optimistic that Sunderland and US Men's National team striker Jozy Altidore will recover in time to face Belgium.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the USMNT face Belgium on Tuesday in the World Cup Round of 16. Jozy Altidore could make a surprise return to boost the US squad. Altidore suffered a hamstring injury in USA's first match of the World Cup and has been on the sideline's since. He's been training away from the squad and was seen jogging on Friday alongside a trainer. His return would be a huge boost the USA's chances of making it to the quarter finals.
Source: FIFA
Jun 27 - 2:10 PM

Sunderland and US Men's National Team striker Jozy Altidore will miss USA's match against Germany on thursday with the hip injury he picked up against Ghana.

US Coach Jürgen Klinsmann has ruled Altidore out for Thursday but said that he has a chance of returning in this tournament. Klinsmann was very optimistic about his team's chances of making it through and seeing Altidore in later rounds. He said that "We’ll get him back in this tournament...Once this game is done we’ll have a good chance". Altidore is an important part of the US team and if the USMNT can make it to the round of 16, Altidore could provide a huge boost.
Jun 24 - 4:09 PM

USA XI: Howard, Bradley, Besler, Beasley, Dempsey (c), Bedoya, Jones, Beckerman, Zusi, Cameron, Johnson

The answer is here as to who replaces Jozy Altidore. It is Sporting Kansas City's Grham Zusi, who delivered the corner to John Brooks for the game-winner against Ghana. So it looks like he will play out wide opposite Alejandro Bedoya with Clint Dempsey as the lone striker and Michael Bradley playing at the top of three central midfielders.
Jun 22 - 5:14 PM

The hamstring injury Jozy Altidore sustained in the United States opening World Cup clash with Ghana has officially ruled him out of the upcoming battle with Portugal.

When the injury occurred, it was rather visible that Altidore tweaked his hammy significantly and it comes as little surprise that he will miss the next match. It remains to be seen if Jurgen Klinsman simply replaces Altidore with Aron Johannsson in an otherwise unchanged XI or if he may decide to tinker with the formation and play a lone striker.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Jun 19 - 3:37 PM

USMNT Starting XI: Howard, Bradley, Besler, Beasley, Dempsey, Bedoya, Jones, Beckerman, Altidore, Cameron, Johnson

The United States Men's National team will be lead by Jozy Altidore in their first World Cup match. They face Ghana in what is expected to be a must win match for both teams. Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard will start in goal for the US squad.
Source: ESPN
Jun 16 - 4:53 PM

Jozy Altidore broke his much talked about 27 match goalless streak with two goals against Nigeria in the USMNT's last test before leaving for Brazil.

Altidore's goalless streak for club and country had reached 27 matches and had many worried that the US would be punchless with Landon Donovan left at home and Altidore mired in a deep, deep slump. Altidore eased some of those fears with two goals against Nigeria including an impressive individual effort for the second goal. The US still faces a tough mountain to climb against Germany, Portugal, and Ghana but they'll be feeling better with the Sunderland man back on target.
Jun 8 - 6:58 PM

Jozy Altidore was scoreless once again for the US Men's National Team in a 2-1 win over Turkey.

Altidore continues his goal drought as the US are getting ready for the World Cup and will hope to catch some momentum in their final friendly against Nigeria. The American striker had a poor season at Sunderland and hasn't improved much in the offseason. The US team looked much better in attack with Clint Dempsey back in the lineup after a short injury absence but the defense looked horrendous once again. Considering the US team has to play Germany, Portugal, and Ghana in the group stages, they'll need to improve the defense quickly if they want to walk away with any points.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 1 - 5:10 PM

Premier League clubs are battling for the signature of French striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

Gomis' contract at Lyon has recently expired and the striker is rumored to be looking for a new club. Sky Sports is reporting that five Premier League clubs are chasing him, among them West Ham, Sunderland, and Swansea. Both West Ham and Sunderland could really use the fire power and Swansea could be looking for a replacement for Wilfried Bony if they have plans to cash in on him. Gomis could be a goal scoring machine if he ends up in the right situation.
Source: Sky Sports
May 30 - 5:17 PM

Jozy Altidore intends to be back at Sunderland next season as he still has the full backing of manager Gus Poyet.

Altidore endured a second woeful season in England, scoring just one league goal for Sunderland despite making 19 starts and 12 substitute appearances. This follows his spell with Hull City in the 2009-10 season when he also managed just one league goal. The US striker had a prolific season in Holland last year and has been great for the national side, but so far it appears his game isn't suited to the rigours of the Premier League. However, Altidore revealed that manager Gus Poyet has given him his backing - "Poyet said, 'I know it didn't go well for you, but I believe in you and I want to see you back here. So it was positive."
Source: Sky Sports
May 19 - 4:46 AM

After what until now has been a quiet and disappointing first season in the Premier League, US international Jozy Altidore won a penalty for Sunderland which resulted in the game winning goal as the Black Cats pulled off a huge 1-2 upset over Chelsea.

Epic. Sunderland found themselves down after 12 minutes, and with Chelsea's home record under Jose Mourinho, had little reason to feel optimism. However, Connor Wickham, who had erupted with a brace midweek, was in the right place following a shot by Marcos Alonso which was spilled by Mark Schwarzer, allowing for the easy put back. Chelsea stepped up the attack for the next hour, but Vito Mannone was strong in net, stopping shot after shot. Wickham was replaced by Altidore in the second half, and the American was brought down by Cesar Azpilicueta in the box. Fabio Borini converted and Sunderland held on to take three huge points. They are now 3 points behind Norwich with three home games in their last four against Swansea, Cardiff and West Brom. We may keep the Tyne-Wear derby a top flight affair after all.

Former New England Revolution and US international striker Juan Agudelo will hope to have success similar to that of Jozy Altidore after being loaned by Stoke City to Dutch side FC Utrecht.

The 21-year-old signed a pre-contract deal with Stoke during the MLS season last year, but has since been denied a UK work permit that would allow him to play at the Britannia in 2014. Instead, Agudelo will join FC Utrecht who currently find themselves in 9th place thru 19 games in the Dutch Eredivisie league. US international strikers Altidore and Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar) have both had success in the past scoring in the Dutch league and Agudelo would like to follow suit in hopes of landing an outside chance at making Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup roster this summer. Altidore set an American record in Europe by netting 31 goals (all competitions) for Alkmaar, eclipsing the previous record held by Clint Dempsey. His great form at Alkmaar eventually lead to a summer move to Sunderland.
Jan 21 - 12:19 AM

Jozy Altidore had a chance to score the lone goal of the match but pulled his shot wide and Sunderland and West Ham split the points in a goalless draw in Week 16.

The American forward had a golden chance to further his claim as a regular starter with a decisive goal in on the West Ham net alone. Altidore elected to attempt to shoot across the keeper's body and the resulting shot went significantly wide and the chance came to nothing. While Sunderland can't afford to turn their noses up on points no matter how many come at any time getting all three points would have been a vital boost to their survival hopes.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 12:34:00 PM

Manager, Gus Poyet, vowed to "see if we can use [Jozy Altidore and Steven Fletcher] at the same time."

In a league, ne a sport, where the lone-striker is in favor, an Altidore/Fletcher partnership would be something out of the ordinary, and could hand Sunderland the advantage in some matches.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 04:50:00 PM