Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
4. SPOTLIGHT ON: Josmer Altidore
September 25th, 2006 10:54PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Positives are hard to find on a team that has lost four of its last five games, but New York Red Bulls have at least one bright spot: 16-year-old Josmer Altidore.

Born in New Jersey of Haitian parents and raised in Florida, Altidore has played just 70 minutes this season but has scored twice. On Sept. 16, he struck from long range in a 1-0 win over Columbus, earning a valuable three points for the Bulls, which are two points out of the playoff zone with three games left. Last Saturday he stroked home from close-range in a 4-3 loss to D.C. United 16 minutes after being subbed in.

A member of the U.S. U-17 Residency Camp in Bradenton, Altidore scored 19 goals in 25 games for the U-17s and played in the 2005 U-17 World Cup. He played Florida youth soccer for Boca Juniors and Schulz Academy.

Altidore's two goals in three games could earn him a starting spot on the frontline over struggling Edson Buddle, the Red Bulls leading scorer with six goals in 2,088 minutes of play this season.

"It's good to see the young kid get in again and score a goal," Red Bulls coach Bruce Arena told the Herald News. "He's someone we certainly need to start giving more time to."


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Arsenal fan Michael Babbett    
"I've vaguely heard of him. He's in the background of my head. But not really?" -- ...
Video Pick: Injured player hit by medicial cart    
The use of a golf cart is apparently meant to expedite medical treatment on the field, ...
U.S. Abroad: Johannsson scores, Kljestan says goodbye    
Aron Johannsson scored his third goal in 10 games since returning to action in the Dutch ...
U.S. Abroad: Injury toll mounts    
Emerson Hyndman and Joe Gyau in Europe, Greg Garza at Tijuana, the news was not good ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The first week of MLS preseason action concluded with wins for New England and Portland against ...
49ers and NBA Kings ante up on Sac MLS bid    
Sacramento Republic FC ownership continues to grow with the announcement that San Francisco 49ers owner and ...
U.S. women head to Europe without three stars    
Four months ahead of the 2015 Women's World Cup, the USA heads to Europe for friendlies ...
MLS Live and MLS Direct Kick will return    
Out-of-market packages MLS Live, MLS's subscription streaming service, and MLS Direct Kick, MLS's cable and satellite ...
What They're Saying: Paul Rogers    
"Did I want to pull out [of the U.S. team] this close to a World Cup? ...
MLS Trade Central: Agudelo returns to Revs    
The New England Revolution got a boost for its MLS title hopes when 22-year-old Juan Agudelo ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives