World Cup: Jozy Altidore breaks 8-month USMNT goalless streak with simple finish vs. Nigeria
It might've been a simple tap-in, but Jozy Altidore won't complain.
Altidore scored his first goal for the US national team since last October on Saturday, finishing from close range after a crisp passing move led by Clint Dempsey and Fabian Johnson opened up the Nigeria defense. He didn't have to wait long between goals, either, getting his second 36 minutes later.
The tallies represent a priceless development for the USMNT ahead of their departure for the World Cup in Brazil, with coach Jurgen Klinsmann keen to get his striker scoring again before the tournament's inception.
About a year ago Altidore ended another long goal drought with a simple finish against Germany, and it sparked a productive summer in his country's colors. USMNT fans will be hoping Saturday's goals has a similar effect.