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What They're Saying
February 28th, 2012 1:40AM



"We want to see guys who fight for their spots. That's the first message to Jozy [Altidore] when he gets here: Man, we want you to be in the starting lineup. I'm not happy with it. I don't want to see you coming off the bench. Yesterday was a start maybe. He has to underline that. He has to be ready in training every time. He can't be late, he can't be lazy, he can't be anything like that. This is what we want to see. They'll hear that every time they come into the national team camp. If over the stretch of two and a half years toward Brazil we see maybe they don't get that message, they will have a problem."

-- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann speaking on Monday at the USA's camp in Italy about 22-year-old forward Jozy Altidore, who scored two goals for AZ Alkmaar on Sunday in his first club start since Dec. 18. (

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