Jozy Altidore has just scored for the fourth time in as many career games against Heerenveen, and now maybe he can enjoy his first victory over the Frieslanders. The U.S. star put guests AZ up 1-0 near the half hour by acrobatically pulling down a ball on the left side of the area, drawing a save and then putting home the rebound with a dink header.
It was his 22nd Eredivisie goal of the season and 29th overall.
UPDATE: Altidore has buried a picture-perfect free kick on 65 minutes to give AZ a 4-0 lead, and himself 30 goals across all competitions this term.
UPDATE UPDATE: The sound is all messed up, but here's a look at the first, the ninth time this season Altidore has opened a game's scoring. That's 29% of AZ's league matches this year. Hopefully, the final update features full highlights (he also bagged an assist) with proper sound.
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UPDATE UPDATE - PART DEUX: And here's the lovely second. Yeah... I said lovely. Deal with it.
- Greg Seltzer