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Altidore scores three goals in nine minutes
April 13th, 2013 10:47PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore needed only nine minutes midway through the first half to score three goals -- two from the penalty spot -- in AZ's 6-0 win over FC Utrecht. It was the fastest hat trick in club history, breaking a 35-year-old record, and gave Altidore 28 goals for the season in all competitions, the most ever by an American player abroad.

-- DaMarcus Beasley scored after coming on as a sub for Puebla's only goal in its 2-1 loss to Jaguares in Mexico's Liga MX.

-- Jose Torres played the entire game for Tigres in its 2-1 loss at UNAM that snapped its 13-game unbeaten streak to start the Liga MX's Torneo Clausura. Tigres leads Atlas by one point with three games to play in the first phase.

-- Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona started for Tijuana as its troubles continued in the Liga MX with a 5-0 loss at Cruz Azul. The defeat extended the Xolos' winless streak in the Torneo Clausura to 10 games after they opened with four straight wins following their Torneo Apertura title.

-- Tim Howard'
s Everton shut out Queens Park Rangers, 2-0, to remain fifth in the English Premier League and in striking distance of the top four.

-- John Anthony Brooks and Alfredo Morales went the distance for Hertha Berlin, which had to settle for a 1-1 tie with FC Ingolstadt 04. It could have clinched promotion to the German Bundesliga with a win.

2012-13 Leading Scorers:
28+3 Jozy Altidore (AZ)
16+1 Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna)
11 Herculez Gomez (Santos)
10+2 Clint Dempsey (Tottenham)
Note: goals for players (top-level leagues only) in all competitions.

Austria (Bundesliga)
Terrence Boyd (78 minutes), Rapid Vienna, 2-0 vs. Wiener Neustadt

Belgium (Jupiler League)
Sacha Kljestan
(90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Anderlecht, 1-1 vs. Club Brugge

Denmark (Superligaen)
Charlie Davies (sub: 25 minutes), FC Randers, 0-4 at Esbjerg
Clarence Goodson (did not play), Broendby, 0-3 vs. Sonderjyske
Conor O'Brien, FC Nordsjaelland, vs. FC Copenhagen (Monday)

England (Premier League)
Geoff Cameron (72 minutes), Stoke City, 2-0 vs. Man. United
Brad Guzan (90 minutes), Aston Villa, 1-1 vs. Fulham
Tim Howard (90 minutes), Everton, 2-0 vs. Queens Park Rangers
Clint Dempsey, Tottenham -- no game
Brad Friedel, Tottenham -- no game
Eric Lichaj (did not dress), Aston Villa, 1-1 vs. Fulham
Brek Shea (did not dress), Stoke City, 0-2 vs. Man. United

England (League Championship)
Stuart Holden (72 minutes), Sheffield Wednesday, 1-2 at Leeds
Conor Doyle (did not dress), Derby County, 0-2 at Blackburn Rovers
Will Packwood (did not dress), Birmingham City, 2-2 vs. Leicester City
Tim Ream (did not play), Bolton Wanderers, 2-1 at Bristol City
Jonathan Spector (did not dress), Birmingham City, 2-2 vs. Leicester City
Zak Whitbread (did not dress), Leicester City, 2-2 vs. Birmingham City

Germany (Bundesliga 1)
Timmy Chandler (sub: 45 minutes), Nuremberg, 0-4 at Bayern Munich
Steven Cherundolo (90 minutes), Hannover 96, 1-3 at Freiburg
Fabian Johnson (90 minutes), Hoffenheim, 2-2 at Wolfsburg
Jermaine Jones (did not dress), Schalke 04, 2-2 vs. Bayer Leverkusen
Michael Parkhurst (did not dress), Augsburg, 2-0 vs. Eintracht Frankfurt
Daniel Williams (did not dress), Hoffenheim, 2-2 at Wolfsburg
David Yelldell (did not dress), Bayer Leverkusen, 2-2 at Schalke 04

Germany (Bundesliga 2)
John Anthony Brooks (90 minutes), Hertha Berlin, 1-1 vs. FC Ingolstadt 04
Alfredo Morales (90 minutes), Hertha Berlin, 1-1 vs. FC Ingolstadt 04
Bobby Wood (sub: 26 minutes), 1860 Munich, 1-3 at St. Pauli
Andrew Wooten (70 minutes), Sandhausen, 1-3 vs Eintracht Braunschweig
Joe Gyau (did not dress), St. Pauli, 3-1 vs. 1860 Munich

Italy (Serie A)
Michael Bradley (90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Roma, 2-1 at Torino

Mexico (Liga MX, Apertura)
DaMarcus Beasley (sub: 45 minutes, 1 goal), Puebla 1-2 vs. Jaguares
Edgar Castillo (90 minutes), Tijuana, 0-5 at Cruz Azul
Joe Corona (90 minutes), Tijuana, 0-5 at Cruz Azul
Herculez Gomez (sub: 28 minutes), Santos, 2-1 vs. Toluca
Michael Orozco Fiscal (61 minutes, 1 yellow card), Puebla 1-2 vs. Jaguares
Jose Torres (90 minutes), Tigres, 1-2 at UNAM
Jonathan Bornstein (did not dress), Tigres, at UNAM
Greg Garza (did not dress), Tijuana, 0-5 at Cruz Azul

Netherlands (Eredivisie)
Jozy Altidore (90 minutes, 3 goals), AZ, 6-0 vs. FC Utrecht



Norway (Tippeligaen)
Steve Clark
(90 minutes), Honefoss, vs. FK Haugesund
Mikkel Diskerud (84 minutes), Rosenborg 1-1 vs. Start
Josh Gatt (90 minutes), Molde, vs. 0-1 Sogndal
Sean Cunningham (did not dress), Molde, 0-1 vs. Sogndal
Ben Spencer (did not dress), Molde, 0-1 vs. Sogndal

Russia (Premier League)
Yevgeni Starikov (64 minutes), FK Rostov, 1-1 at Rubin Kazan

Spain (La Liga)
Oguchi Onyewu (did not dress), Malaga, 1-0 vs. Osasuna

Spain (Segunda Division)
Carlos Bocanegra (90 minutes), Racing Santander, 0-1 vs. Girona

Turkey (Super Lig)
Maurice Edu (did not play), Bursaspor, 1-0 at Mersin Idmanyurdu



2 comments
  1. Walt Pericciuoli
    commented on: April 15, 2013 at 11:07 a.m.
    Why can't Jozy score for the USA? Is he used differently at AZ? Is anyone looking into it?
  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: April 15, 2013 at 1:45 p.m.
    As near as I can tell, AZ plays a classic Dutch 4-3-3 with Jozy as the lone striker and 2 tradition wingers as a general rule. I don't have the data for the last 2 matches, but thru April 7 in the league, Altidore had 18 goals with only 2 scored from headers. It appears that Alkmaar plays into his feet as he runs the channels more so than as the Brian McBride clone that both Bradley and JK have tried to make him. Of course, the US doesn't exactly have any tradition wingers really. The guys we play wide in a 4-2-3-1 tend to be more midfielders/inside forwards and we tend to lack the width that apparently Jozy thrives on. Just one man's take on it, of course.

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