What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore

"When Haiti qualified, I just thought it'd be a cool thing, because they haven't qualified for a major tournament since the [1974] World Cup. I thought this would be something cool knowing how much Haitian people love their national team ... to have thousands of people who otherwise wouldn't be able to see the matches broadcast the group games and see them perform."

-- U.S.  forward Jozy Altidore, who will miss the Copa Centenario with a hamstring injury but has made sure soccer fans in Haiti, where parents grew up, will be able to watch the tournament. Altidore's foundation is teaming up with the St. Luke Foundation to underwrite coverage of Haiti's matches, the USA's matches and the Copa Centenario semifinals and final to the Caribbean island. (SI.com)
2 comments about "What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore".
  1. Wooden Ships, May 27, 2016 at 8:39 a.m.

    Very cool that Jozy is helping in this effort. One of the most special things about soccer is that its the worlds chosen sport and in that sense everyone is family.

  2. Ginger Peeler, May 27, 2016 at 9:38 a.m.

    While Jozy is a player I am not fond of, I have a newfound respect for him. What a wonderful, generous thing he's doing. Awesome!!!

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