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June 7, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
For all those who wrote the U.S. soccer team off after its embarrassing loss to Spain last week, Jozy Altidore has a message: That match didn't count. But Tuesday's Gold Cup opener did and the U.S. was ready this time, beating Canada, 2-0, before an announced crowd of 28,209 at Ford Field in Detroit. "A lot of people took a lot of attention on the Spain game, obviously. But for us it was a tuneup game, just to iron some things out," said Altidore, who had a goal and an assist against Canada.
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September 2, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
A calf strain suffered in Saturday's Major League Soccer win over Columbus will keep Seattle's Brad Evans off the U.S. national team for World Cup qualifiers in Costa Rica on Friday and against Mexico on Sept. 10 in Ohio, adding to the mounting injury concerns plaguing Juergen Klinsmann's team. Forward Jozy Altidore is also questionable for the Costa Rica match after sitting out Saturday's game with Sunderland of the English Premier League with hamstring problems. Altidore has scored in his last five matches with the national team.
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June 24, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
Reporting from Irene, South Africa — Landon Donovan got the goal. Jozy Altidore got the cuts and bruises. On Thursday, the day after the most memorable victory in recent U.S. soccer history, both players were holding court near the American team's rural base in Irene. For obvious reasons, the larger media crowd was gathered around three-time World Cup veteran Donovan. The argument could easily be made, however, that Altidore was just as responsible for beating Algeria.
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June 19, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
For the 12 European-based players on the U.S. national team, Tuesday's World Cup qualifier with Honduras was a little like the last day of school. They were going on summer break no matter what happened in the game, but a passing grade on the final exam was going to make that break a whole lot more fun. So striker Jozy Altidore, who spends his winters playing in the Dutch Eredivisie with Alkmaar, and goalkeeper Tim Howard of England's Everton, made that happen with Altidore scoring in the 73rd minute and Howard posting a shutout in a 1-0 victory over Honduras.
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June 4, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa -- The Australians were complaining Friday about the threadbare state of the Ruimsig Stadium field in the South African town of Roodepoort. The Americans, meanwhile, were sweating out an injury to starting striker Jozy Altidore. The two national teams play each other at the stadium on Saturday in the final World Cup tuneup for both, but it is Altidore's situation that is the more troubling. The striker's right ankle was hurt during training Wednesday, and on Friday evening U.S. Soccer still had him listed as "day to day."
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June 18, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
SANDY, Utah - Needing a win to move a big step closer to a berth in next summer's World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. rode a late goal by Jozy Altidore to a 1-0 victory over Honduras in a regional qualifier Tuesday before a sellout crowd at Rio Tinto Stadium. The win gave the U.S. (4-1-1) the maximum of nine points from its three June qualifying matches, leaving it atop the standings in the six-team tournament with four games to play. That guarantees the U.S. no worse than a two-point lead in the table, pending the result of Tuesday's late qualifier between second-place Costa Rica and Panama.
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June 14, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Group play in the Gold Cup used to be little more than a formality for the U.S. soccer team. But those days are gone with the Americans, needing a tie to advance to the tournament's knockout stage, hanging on for a 1-0 win over stubborn Guadeloupe on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. Yet if Jozy Altidore's 30-yard blast into the near corner of the net in the ninth minute sent the U.S. into a quarterfinal Sunday against Jamaica with a bit of room...
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June 23, 2010 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
Twelve seconds is all it took. From the time the ball left U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard's hand to the time it hit the back of the Algerian net on a cool evening in Pretoria, only a dozen ticks of the clock elapsed. Within that brief span, strange and memorable things occurred. Landon Donovan sprinted down the right flank before slipping the ball to teammate Jozy Altidore. Altidore crossed it sharply into the penalty area. Clint Dempsey raced in and Algeria goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi raced out. M'Bolhi got there in the nick of time to block Dempsey's half-shot.
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September 28, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
Apparently that tired, worried, cranky old beast called America still can cook up a story line of dreamy nonfiction, for it's just bloody hard to choose the best part of finding Jozy Altidore in this nook of eastern England commonly called "Hull." Maybe the best part would be that scene from Sept. 19, when the Hull City starting 11 strode out and lined up in their tiger orange to play Birmingham in the world's biggest sports league, and a cheer went up in a soccer-soaked household across the Atlantic in Boca Raton.
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June 9, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones, who sustained a concussion in a 2-1 victory over Jamaica on Friday in a World Cup qualifying game, says he will miss the next qualifier against Panama on Tuesday in Seattle. Jones is scheduled to see a neurologist Monday. The U.S. also will be without midfielder Graham Zusi, who drew his second yellow card against Jamaica. Questionable is forward Jozy Altidore, who has scored in his last two games. Altidore hobbled off the field late in the Jamaica game holding his left hamstring.
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June 18, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
SANDY, Utah - Needing a win to move a big step closer to a berth in next summer's World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. rode a late goal by Jozy Altidore to a 1-0 victory over Honduras in a regional qualifier Tuesday before a sellout crowd at Rio Tinto Stadium. The win gave the U.S. (4-1-1) the maximum of nine points from its three June qualifying matches, leaving it atop the standings in the six-team tournament with four games to play. That guarantees the U.S. no worse than a two-point lead in the table, pending the result of Tuesday's late qualifier between second-place Costa Rica and Panama.
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June 11, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
SEATTLE -   Juergen Klinsmann has tried out more combinations than a safecracker is his two years as coach of the U.S. national team, starting 28 lineups in 29 games. Tuesday he found one that worked. With Jozy Altidore scoring late in the first half and Eddie Johnson early in the second, the U.S. beat Panama, 2-0, in a World Cup qualifier before a crowd of 40,847 at CenturyLink Field. With their third win in four games, the Americans took over sole possession of first place in the six-team CONCACAF qualifying table with 10 points, two points ahead of Costa Rica and Mexico halfway through the competition.
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June 9, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones, who sustained a concussion in a 2-1 victory over Jamaica on Friday in a World Cup qualifying game, says he will miss the next qualifier against Panama on Tuesday in Seattle. Jones is scheduled to see a neurologist Monday. The U.S. also will be without midfielder Graham Zusi, who drew his second yellow card against Jamaica. Questionable is forward Jozy Altidore, who has scored in his last two games. Altidore hobbled off the field late in the Jamaica game holding his left hamstring.
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October 9, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times
Galaxy captain Landon Donovan was named to the U.S. national team Monday in advance of two crucial World Cup qualifiers over the next week. But the bigger news was the names left off the 24-man roster. U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann did not call up forwards Jozy Altidore and Chris Wondolowski. Altidore is tied for the scoring lead in the Dutch Eredivisie with eight goals in as many games. Wondolowski is on pace to tie Major League Soccer's single-season scoring record. The U.S. needs a win and a draw in its next two matches to be certain of advancing to the final stage of regional qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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June 14, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Group play in the Gold Cup used to be little more than a formality for the U.S. soccer team. But those days are gone with the Americans, needing a tie to advance to the tournament's knockout stage, hanging on for a 1-0 win over stubborn Guadeloupe on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. Yet if Jozy Altidore's 30-yard blast into the near corner of the net in the ninth minute sent the U.S. into a quarterfinal Sunday against Jamaica with a bit of room...
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June 11, 2011
Friday's matches Group B (at Miami) Jamaica 2, Guatemala 0 Honduras 7, Grenada 1 Saturday's matches Group C (at Tampa) Canada (0-1) vs. Guadeloupe (0-1), 3 p.m., Galavision U.S. (1-0) vs. Panama (1-0), 5 p.m. TeleFutura, Fox Soccer Update: The U.S. can join Mexico in the quarterfinals with a victory over Panama, but the Central Americans, ranked 67th on the FIFA world list, figure to offer a tougher test than Canada, the U.S. opening-match opponent.
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June 11, 2011
Friday's matches Group B (at Miami) Jamaica 2, Guatemala 0 Honduras 7, Grenada 1 Saturday's matches Group C (at Tampa) Canada (0-1) vs. Guadeloupe (0-1), 3 p.m., Galavision U.S. (1-0) vs. Panama (1-0), 5 p.m. TeleFutura, Fox Soccer Update: The U.S. can join Mexico in the quarterfinals with a victory over Panama, but the Central Americans, ranked 67th on the FIFA world list, figure to offer a tougher test than Canada, the U.S. opening-match opponent.
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June 4, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Now that the preliminaries are out of the way, it's time to move on to the main event. And if there was any doubt just how important the CONCACAF Gold Cup is for the U.S. national soccer team, consider how the Americans viewed Saturday's final tournament tuneup, a 4-0 blowout loss to World Cup champion Spain before a near-sellout crowd in Foxborough, Mass. "If we win the Gold Cup in a couple of weeks, nobody will remember this," goalkeeper Tim Howard said afterward. "This," midfielder Clint Dempsey said beforehand, "is a friendly.
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