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Olympic Prospects Have Mixed Outings
Los Angeles Times, April 22nd, 2008 3:45PM

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Jozy Altidore will have done his prospects for making the U.S. Olympic team no harm with the spectacular solo goal he scored for the New York Red Bulls in a 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution on Saturday. Though the game ended in a tie, Altidore was a menace throughout and was unlucky not to score again.

New England goalkeeper Matt Reis noted as much in his post-match comments. "One on one, Altidore is tough to handle," Reis told the Boston Globe. "He's proven that as a player in this league and at the international level. He's tough to compete against. He's so dynamic, you have to limit his chances . . . you have to force him into tough angles, tough chances." A tough chance is exactly what the 18-year-old Altidore took in beating Reis from distance.

Meanwhile, another Olympic team prospect had a not-so-great outing for the Chicago Fire. Chad Barrett, who made a wonderful start to the MLS season with two goals in his first three games, missed one of the easiest scoring chances you will ever see, when he skied the ball over an open goal from close range. Barrett, 22, "has a habit of mixing good goals with glaring misses, but there seem to be more of the latter than the former," says the L.A. Times Grahame L. Jones.

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