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Jozy Altidore ends drought in big way
by Paul Kennedy, June 7th, 2014 9:08PM
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[WORLD CUP 2014 COUNTDOWN] The USA beat Nigeria, 2-1, on a pair of Jozy Altidore's goals to sweep its World Cup send-off series for the first time Saturday at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The goals were Altidore's first in 27 games for the USA and Sunderland, dating back to December.

U.S. Send-Off Series:
YEAR: W-L-T
1998:
1-0-2
2002: 2-1-0
2006: 2-1-0
2010: 1-1-0
2014: 3-0-0

Altidore opened the scoring on a tap-in off a pass from Fabian Johnson, who broke through following good work by Jermaine Jones and Alejandro Bedoya.



Altidore added a second goal with a clinic finish after being fed by Michael Bradley.



Jurgen Klinsmann continued to make changes to his U.S. lineup, bringing DaMarcus Beasley back at left back for Tim Chandler and Bedoya for Brad Davis, who sat out team drills on Friday. But the big surprise was the addition of Kyle Beckerman as a second holding midfielder alongside Jones.

TRIVIA. Tim Howard earned his 100th cap. He is third goalkeeper to reach 100 after Kasey Keller (102) and Tony Meola (100).

NIGERIA NEWS. Nigeria's Monaco defender, Uwa Echiejile, was ruled out of the World Cup with a muscle tear and has been replaced by Ejike Uzoenyi.

June 7 in Jacksonville, Florida
USA 2 Nigeria 1.
Goals: Altidore 31, 65; Moses pen. 86.
USA --
Howard; Johnson, Cameron, Besler, Beasley (Chandler 75); Beckerman (Diskerud 73), Jones, Bradley, Bedoya (Zusi 60); Dempsey (Wondolowski 86), Altidore (Gonzalez 80).


1 comment
  1. cisco martinez
    commented on: June 7, 2014 at 9:25 p.m.
    For all of those doubters of altidore, what do you say now? Klinsmanns line up looked more of a 4-3-2-1 which clogged up the midfield defensively and countered really well. One of best performance of Klinsmanns era, my only criticism is still, a Donovan with pace on the counter is a dangerous combination and losing the ball in midfield can be dangerous.

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