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
Altidore dedicates goal to Haitians
by Paul Kennedy, February 8th, 2010 12:59AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD] It took 18 games, but 20-year-old Jozy Altidore finally got his first English Premier League goal, and what a goal it was. Altidore teamed up with George Boateng and Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink for a well-taken opening goal in Hull City's 2-1 win over Manchester City on Saturday that moved the Tigers out of the relegation zone into a tie for 14th place. Altidore, who has proven to be quite a handful for English defenses in recent weeks, celebrated by kissing the wristband he's been wearing with the flags of the United States and Haiti.

"I wear it [the wristband] every game, it has the Haitian flag on it and the American flag," he said afterwards. "It was really emotional for me because of what's going on in Haiti. I dedicate the goal to them and hope they can smile to see one of their own doing well."

Following the earthquake that struck Haiti last month, Altidore was granted compassion leave while he and his parents waited for word on the fate of their many relatives on the Caribbean island.

Since his return to action, Altidore has put together perhaps his best three games of the season. Against Wolves, he had an assist and was taken down for the penalty that led to Hull's second goal in its 2-2 tie with Wolves.

On Tuesday, fouls on Altidore led to two yellow cards on Chelsea defenders in Hull's 1-1 tie with the EPL leader, and the same thing happened to Man. City defenders on Saturday.

"It felt good," Altidore said of his first goal slotted inside the far post, "but I think the best thing about it was we got three points today, and I think was well deserved." It was a good move from the whole team, the whole play was brilliant and I think we've shown signs of improving and creating more quality opportunities for each other, so that was good."



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: Robbie Keane     
"Of course, it's embarrassing ... It's embarrassing because we're the LA Galaxy, and the scoreline doesn't ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"I think [it's] a real lesson for a lot of players. You talk a lot [during ...
Man United humbles Galaxy 7-0 before 86,432 fans    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Manchester United showed it had no problem adapting to the system of new Dutch ...
Plans for Kansas City soccer village unveiled    
[U.S. SOCCER] Kansas City, Kan., is home to a state-of-the-art soccer stadium in Sporting Park. Now, ...
Earthquakes break out of slump in big way    
[MLS: Week 20] The San Jose Earthquakes snapped their five-game winless streak with a 5-1 win ...
NBA All-Star interrupts Real Madrid practice    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Summer soccer in the USA means big clubs from around the ...
Thorns quiet after early Morgan goal    
[NWSL: Week 16] The Portland Thorns FC scored 14 goals in their previous three games but ...
Champions Shield goes to Manchester City    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Sporting Kansas City lost for the first time in four games against English Premier ...
Scorpions jump into lead with third win    
[NASL: Fall Week 3] The San Antonio Scorpions moved on top in the NASL with a ...
Cuevas is happy to be back in Charleston    
[USL PRO: Week 19] Jose Cuevas, who had spent the last two seasons with the Charleston ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives