Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Altidore: 'It is a new start for everybody'
by Paul Kennedy, August 14th, 2014 7:34PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, england, germany, norway, video

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD]To say the least, Jozy Altidore's first season at Sunderland was a nightmare.

One goal in 31 games was his output in league play for the Black Cats. He didn't dress for Sunderland's Wembley appearance in the Capital One Cup final, and at one point he was sent to play with the U-21s.

But Altidore is ready to put all that -- and the disappointment of his injury at the World Cup -- behind him for the second season that kicks off Saturday at West Bromwich Albion.



“It was a tough year for me last year," he told the Newcastle Chronicle. "I struggled, everybody struggled. When things don’t go well, you analyze what you can do better. I’ve done that and hopefully this season I can start out on the right foot. The first year was difficult but it is out of the way now. We stayed up and now it is a new start for everybody and we just have to try and affect the game every time you play. When the team is playing well, you are going to see individuals playing well.”

Altidore joined the Black Cats part way through training camp after going on vacation following the World Cup.

He called his hamstring injury that he suffered in the first half of the opener against Ghana and that kept him out of the World Cup "the worst thing so far in my career. But these things happen in sport and in life. You accept these challenges and you just have to respond to them.

He came on as a substitute in Sunderland's match next weekend against Udinese but won't start on Saturday in the EPL opener against at West Bromwich Albion. The No. 1 priority for Sunderland will be to avoid the start of last season. It won't be hard: the Black Cats earned just one point in their first eight games.

“We started so terribly last season," he told the Chronicle. "It put us behind all along. But that’s why West Brom is a huge game for us, because we have to make sure we start well with three points."

England, Premier League
SATURDAY:
Jozy Altidore, Sunderland, at West Bromwich Albion
Geoff Cameron, Stoke City, vs. Aston Villa
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa, at Stoke City
Tim Howard, Everton, at Leicester City
Brek Shea, Stoke City, vs. Aston Villa

Germany ...

The 2014-15 season for German Bundesliga clubs kicks off this weekend with the DFB Pokal. Timmy Chandler and Fabian Johnson could make their debuts at their new clubs, Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Moenchengladbach, respectively. Both are on the road as is the tradition for Bundesliga clubs in their cup openers.

Germany, DFB Pokal
SATURDAY:
Timmy Chandler, Ein. Frankfurt, at Viktoria Berlin
Fabian Johnson, Bor. M'Gladbach, at Homburg
SUNDAY:
Terrence Boyd, Red Bull Leipzig, vs. Paderborn
Royal-Dominique Fennell, Stuttgarter Kickers, vs. Borussia Dortmund
Julian Green, Bayern Munich, at Preussen Muenster
Marc Heider, Holstein Kiel, vs. 1860 Munich
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich, at Holstein Kiel
Andrew Wooten, Sandhausen, at Arminia Bielefeld
MONDAY:
Alfredo Morales, Ingolstadt, at Kickers Offenbach

VIDEO. Timmy Chandler hit two of three attempts in the Bundesliga crossbar challenge. That was as many as his four Eintracht Frankfurt teammates hit combined. They helped put Eintracht in a tie for second place.



Midweek ...

Bob Bradley's Stabaek moved into the semifinals of the Norwegian Cup after beating Haugesund, 1-0, on Wednesday. Michael Stephens and Andrew Jacobson both went the distance.

Youth Front ...

VIDEO. U.S. U-20 Andrija Novakovich, the former Wisconsin prep star, scored a hat trick for the Reading U-21s in their 4-0 over Wimbledon's U-21s. He scored with his left foot, right foot and his head.



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: Gerardo Martino    
"The players have no reason to not continue trying. They do it with honesty and effort. ...
By the Numbers: USA at the Copa Centenario    
The USA finished with a 3-3-0 (W-L-T) record -- its best record in four trips to ...
MLS Talking Points: Sounders' script is same    
The story was the same for the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Another New York opponent. Another ...
Messi says he's quitting Argentina    
The lasting image of the Copa Centenario won't be of Lionel Messi's free kick against the ...
Video Pick: Another big final miss for Higuain    
Bad luck seems to follow Gonzalo Higuain into the finals his goals have helped Argentina reach ...
Crowd Count: Copa Centenario averages more than 46,000    
The Argentina-Chile final at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, drew 82,026 fans, pushing the ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"Every day you learn. You learn about every individual, about your group, about the chemistry, about ...
MLS Week 16: Results & standings    
Diego Valeri converted two penalty kicks, the second in stoppage time, and assisted on the third ...
USA-Colombia Copa Centenario Player Ratings    
The USA finished the Copa America Centenario the same way it had started the tournament: shut ...
Euro 2016: Griezmann rescues France with pair of goals    
Antoine Griezmann scored two goals four minutes apart to lead host France to a 2-1 win ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives