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
Corona scores in Tijuana's Copa MX win    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. international Joe Corona scored the winner for Tijuana in its 3-1 win over ...
What They're Saying: Mark Geiger     
"It was very strange, with the way [Brazil] walked out on the field and just their ...
Manchester United wins third tour game in shootout    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Manchester United won the third game of its U.S. tour with a 5-3 shootout ...
Cuevas gets start in Lobos BUAP victory    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Former U.S. under-20 national team forward Daniel Cuevas started for Torneo Ascenso (second division) ...
Lots in play on busy MLS Wednesday    
[PREVIEW: Week 21] A Wednesday of four MLS matches makes up for the lightened schedule of ...
Tim Howard returns in booth    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] Tim Howard will again be spending many of his off-days as part ...
Clubs busy making mid-season player moves    
[MLS: Tuesday] The Philadelphia Union announced a press conference for Wednesday at which time it is ...
U.S. U-17s drop second straight game    
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-17 national team dropped its second game in two days at ...
Zusi celebrates his first post-World Cup goal     
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi scored his second ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 20] In case anyone had forgotten, the Galaxy is still to be reckoned with. ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives