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JERSEY CITY, NJ - MAY 28: Jozy Altidore of the New York Red Bulls poses in Liberty State Park on May 28, 2008 in Jersey City, New Jersey. ((Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Jozy Altidore isn't talking right now. But then the things he's saying are speaking volumes. Since coming into United States men's national team camp in late May on the back of a breakout season in the Netherlands - scoring 31 goals in all competitions with Eredivisie club AZ Alkmaar , a new American overseas single-season scoring record - Altidore hasn't talked to the media directly. He wanted to focus on his football this summer. And call it causal or call it coincidental, but following an 18-month-and-change scoring drought for the USA, Altidore has scored the opening goal in each of their last three games - all of them wins. On Tuesday night in Seattle, in the United States' thoroughly deserved 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Panama, which put them in first place in the CONCACAF region, Altidore got himself on the end of a low, sharp cross to the far post from winger Fabian Johnson in the 36th minute. It was a striker's goal, one born of cunning positioning and savvy ti...
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