Sunday, April 22, 2012

Joalzy Altidore is in the house. (updated again)

Scoring for the fifth time in the last four Eredivisie games, Jozy Altidore has just put AZ up 2-1 moments past the hour. That makes 15 on the league chart and 19 across all competitions. It was a picture-perfect header and you will see it here as soon as the clip surfaces...

UPDATE: Ka-bam.


UPDATE UPDATE: The Eredivisie has released the full HD highlight package here.






- Greg Seltzer

8 comments:

Jolazo said...

Clint better watch his back. His lead is shrinking.

UnitedDemon said...

Question:

At what point would Jozy (or Dempsey, for that matter) be considered international quality strikers?

It seems that many fans definition is "not American," but the does the criteria center on club play, national play, or both?

Greg Seltzer said...

Dempsey is not a striker, so... never.

Personally, I think it's almost safe to say he's a world class attacking midfielder.

As for Jozy, check back this time next season. We shall see.

UnitedDemon said...

Currently, yes. But Dempsey has alarming versatility, he's been used all along the midfield except Dmid. The clubs that scout him are not as interested in his playmaking as his tendency to find goal. Pretty sure Arsenal views him more as a second striker than an Amid.

Greg Seltzer said...

You're pretty sure standard 4-3-3 Arsenal see him as a second striker? How so? Late night string phone chats with Wenger? ;)


Yes, Dempsey is capable of playing target man in a pinch. So what? I'm capable of occasionally baking a proper soufflé, but I doubt you will spend much time planning to work me as the pastry chef the next time you go 5-star.

Deuce is a drink stirrer who likes to drop to midfield for the ball and get his knuckles dirty. No manager would take the straw out of his hand.

Jacob Klinger said...

Speaking of Dempsey, what's up with the PFA snub?

Andy said...

Wow! Jozy was a combined 4" away from a hat trick!

LReszetar said...

The goal-post shot after the long diagonal pass was a first rate soccer play. The wind was clearly whipping and Jozy read the ball well. Most impressive was his touch, either intentionally or inadvertently, to settle the ball where he had space. That was a composed move and one I hope he'll continue to demonstrate for the next few seasons.