Sunday, September 30, 2012

How do you say "Ho-hum" in Dutch?

His team now trails 3-2 in the second half so they'll need another, but AZ's Jozy Altidore went walkabout midway through the opening frame to put them in a lead. If you're keeping score, that's his league-best eighth of the Eredivisie season.

If he hits again, it will be updated here...








- Greg Seltzer

12 comments:

Jolazo said...

That goal was super impressive. Jozy has improved so much at AZ, and I think that goal shows it more than anything. Amazing dribbling.

Mikey B said...

Here's to hoping he does that Oct. 12 & 16. We could use some twinkle toes magic like that.

Greg Seltzer said...

If we spread the field and let him face the area, he just might.

Devin Mathias said...

The way he shows the ball as if he is about to square it at 0:44 is beyond impressive and shows he isn't having to "overthink" while on the ball. It also looks like he may have pulled the defender's groin (who clutches it right away as he looks back at Jozy scoring)...

AJ Wardrino said...

Great goal. We need some of that magic in a couple of weeks Mr. Altidore.

It's up to Klinsmann now to get Jozy playign like this with the USMNT.

brian said...

jozys goal celebrations needs to catch up to his goal scoring! did you see that attempted knee slide/tumble? he is on fire!

Mikey B said...

If on the Nats had playmakers and attackers who could spread the field, feed Jozy, and enable him to do his thing. Jozy must feel shackled when he plays for the US.

Tony M said...

"If we spread the field and let him face the area, he just might."

I agree, Greg, even if I think it is pathetic that we're hoping our national team gets an understanding of Attack 101 before the next game...

dikranovich said...

from my understanding of the replay, jozy collected the ball with his back to the goal turned and proceeded to toast three or four defenders, the "goalie" keeper included. so what gives?

Paul Poenicke said...
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Paul Poenicke said...

I think the haters will complain his first touch was lacking on the play. Ergo, Jozy has not improved and should not be on the bench for the Nats, let alone start.

(I hope Jozy does show some of those skills to Jurgen, who, in a number of interviews, continues to demand more out of Altidore. Heart, drive, motor--what ever you call it, demonstrating motivation to Jurgen seems to be what is separating Jozy from being an automatic starter on the national team.)

Soccertes said...

For all the awesomeness Jozy displayed in that highlight the best moment for me was the two older guys in the stands smiling at each other with joyously quizzical expressions of "I have no idea how he just did that either!!"