Altidore Back in the Big Leagues Could Mean Bigger Things for U.S. Soccer

Altidore Back in the Big Leagues Could Mean Bigger Things for U.S. Soccer
Posted on August 30, 2013 by Tim

Altidore Back in the Big Leagues Could Mean Bigger Things for U.S. Soccer

Altidore Back in the Big Leagues Could Mean Bigger Things for U.S. Soccer

"It was a sumptuous volley." - Ian Darke on Jozy Altidore's goal against Germany.

Despite the somewhat unorthodox phrasing (at least to American ears) of Sir Ian's call, it's a safe bet Jozy Altidore has been on the receiving end of such praise more than ever this past year. After scoring a career-high 31 goals in the 2012-2013 season for Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, the American national this summer scored in four straight matches for the U.S. Men's National Team.

And in case that hadn't proved to the soccer world that the one-time teenage prodigy was finally delivering on his potential, Altidore then powered the USMNT to a 4-3 victory over No. 13-ranked Bosnia-Herzegovina with a hat trick in Sarajevo.