Jozy Altidore Leads US Men’s National Team over Honduras

By Phil Naegely
Jozy Altidore
Kirby Lee – USA Today Sports

It has been a common theme during the latest round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying, but it hasn’t gotten old for USMNT soccer fans. With his fourth goal in four games, forward Jozy Altidore led the US Men’s National Team over Honduras. Overall, it was not the best performance from the United States, but three points is three points.

Altidore was itching for a goal all night, and he finally found it in the second half. After struggling to find the net for almost a year and half for USMNT, Alitdore has been on fire during June’s international duty. Because of his goal scoring, Altidore’s confidence has been sky high, and that has help himself and the rest of his team find success.

He has not been the only player to play well and it has taken team efforts in all three qualifying matches this month, but Altidore has shown up big when the United States needed him to. Because of this, the United States earned a perfect and important nine points against Jamaica, Panama and Honduras. The Jamaica match was a question mark for US soccer, but they rose to the occasion, and defeated Jamaica in Jamaica for the first time ever.

The latest round of CONCACAF qualifying has USMNT sitting pretty for 2014 World Cup Qualifying. The previous four teams to have 13 points after six games CONCACAF qualifying matches have qualified for the World Cup. The future looks bright for the United States, and Alitdore’s goal scoring tear led them to this point.

Phil Naegely is a Soccer writer for Like him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter @pnaegelyRS and add him to your circles on Google.


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