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
Stewart: Altidore Has to Make it Work at Sunderland
ESPN FC, July 17th, 2014 1:48PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, jozy altidore, men's national team, netherlands

MOST COMMENTED

Former USA international Earnie Stewart, the team director at Dutch club AZ Alkmaar, believes that former AZ striker Jozy Altidore should dig in and try to become successful at Sunderland instead of returning to Major League Soccer, as has been rumored. Altidore, whom Stewart mentored during his time at AZ, scored just two goals in 38 appearances for the Black Cats last season.

"First of all, he has to make it work in Sunderland," Stewart said during a wide-ranging interview with ESPN. "I believe that he has the quality as a player to become a very important part of Sunderland and be something in English football. Otherwise, he's going to be known as the player who was at Hull and didn't pan out and now is at Sunderland and didn't pan out. I'm not Jozy, but I wouldn't go back to MLS right now. Because I think he's a very good player."

During the interview, Stewart also revealed that USA striker Aron Johannsson, Altidore’s replacement in the starting lineup at AZ, had ankle surgery on Tuesday that will keep him out of action until early September. According to Stewart, Johannsson has been carrying the injury since before the World Cup.

"He's had this injury for a longer while than at the U.S. national team," he said. "It was something that you could play with; it wasn't a problem to. I've played with the same problem myself. Once it's time to rest, it's something that can aggravate you every time you step out on the field."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Atleti Re-signs Tiago     
Atletico Madrid on Tuesday re-signed Tiago Mendes on a two-year deal, despite interest from Premier League ...
Koeman: Dani Osvaldo for Sale    
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that Daniel Osvaldo is for sale, but reports in Italy ...
BVB: Hummels, Reus Not for Sale    
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp on Tuesday poured cold water over the transfer speculation swirling around ...
Shakhtar Brazilians Defected Because of 'Deadly Risk'    
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says he and his fellow Brazilian players have refused to return ...
Brazil Reappoints Dunga as Head Coach     
The Brazilian soccer association (CBF) on Tuesday appointed Dunga as coach of the Brazilian national team, ...
Official: James Joins Real     
James Rodriguez on Tuesday became the fourth most-expensive player ever, signing a six-year deal with European ...
City's Negredo Breaks Foot    
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has broken his foot and will be out of action for ...
Liverpool Close to Remy Signing    
Liverpool on Monday activated the release clause of Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, agreeing to ...
Evra Joins Juventus    
Juventus on Monday confirmed that Patrice Evra has officially joined from Manchester United on a two-year ...
Prandelli: Balotelli's World 'Far Away from Reality'    
Cesare Prandelli has said he did not fall out with Mario Balotelli during the World Cup ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives