4. SPOTLIGHT ON: Josmer Altidore
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
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.
|Recent Soccer America Daily What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid May 5, 12:06 a.m. |
"Nothing surprises me with those two guys. They're just like that. I see it at practice ... Montreal cuts fill-in Nicht after one game May 4, 10:05 p.m.
German Kristian Nicht, acquired from the NASL's Indy Eleven a week earlier, was waived by the ... Coppertone becomes U.S. Soccer and NWSL sponsor May 4, 9:58 p.m.
U.S. Soccer and NWSL confirmed Coppertone as their official suncare product. Through a multi-year, multi-property partnership, ... Twenty for Canada 2015: Spain's Veronica Boquete May 4, 9:45 p.m.
Veronica Boquete may be the best player at the Women's World Cup you've never heard of. ... Video Pick: Charlie Davies' tremendous diving header May 4, 8:10 p.m.
Fabian Castillo (FC Dallas), Charlie Davies (New England), Mauro Diaz (FC Dallas), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC) ... Former USL president Holt joins Orlando City May 4, 5:07 p.m.
Former USL president Tim Holt will join Orlando City as vice president of development effective May ... MLS Power Rankings: D.C. topples Red Bulls from perch May 4, 2:21 p.m.
D.C. United and three other teams took advantage of the New York Red Bulls falling from ... NWSL: Colaprico helps move Chicago into tie for first May 4, 2:17 p.m.
Former Virginia star Danielle Colaprico scored her professional career to lead the Chicago Red Stars to ... Nashville to host USA vs. Guatemala May 4, 1:46 p.m.
In its last of three friendly games before the 2015 Gold Cup, the U.S. men's national ... U.S. Abroad: Guzan benched after 108 straight starts May 4, 12:47 p.m.
Brad Guzan rode the bench for most of four seasons at Aston Villa before winning the ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives