American Exports: Jozy Altidore left out of Sunderland squad for Capital One Cup final at Wembley
US national team forward Jozy Altidore's disappointing season at English Premier League side Sunderland dropped a little further on Sunday when the big targetman was left out of the 18 for the final of the Capital One Cup, a.k.a. the League Cup, against Manchester City.
— Capital One Cup (@CapitalOne_Cup) March 2, 2014
Big disappointment for Jozy Altidore to miss out on League Cup Final place for Sunderland v Man C.
— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) March 2, 2014
The disappointment was especially big for many USMNT fans who hoped Altidore might break through under the spotlight of a cup final. The 24-year-old forward has struggled for much of the season, scoring only once since his high-profile move from AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Eredivisie.
You can do it Jozy. You can do it. Love America
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) March 2, 2014
But maybe, in the end, it was for the best. Sunderland squandered a one-goal halftime lead, eventually falling 3-1.