Sunday, December 4, 2011

Jozy, sure. (updated)

With his side down one, Jozy Altidore has bagged an insistent 20th minute equalizer from some dreamy combo play with Brett Holman.

FYI: He now has five on the Eredivisie season (in the 14th of the 34 matches) and 11 across all competitions - well on pace to both fulfill my promise of 10 league goals and put him one short of a third place tie with DaMarcus Beasley in the category of goals in a season for an Eredivisie club (obviously Michael Bradley and Earnie Stewart head the list).

UPDATE: His side is now down 4-1 in the second half, but we have a clip thanks to 723 Films dude.

- Greg Seltzer


Cam said...
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Cam said...

fantastic 1st touch

Greg Seltzer said...

That and his footwork to arrange himself for each segment of the score: reception, teeing and firing quick enough. It was all just about elegant.

jon said...

What dreamy things is Ruud saying about the goal in the commentary?

Greg Seltzer said...

He mostly isn't speaking directly about Jozy, more about how AZ play.

From the start of the clip, he basically says: "It's a hell of a goal to see, a beautiful combination. Here they do a one-two, he gives the ball back and [Jozy] does well. It's a nice build... " and then something about how having a good striker lets you 'play football'.