Posted September 04, 2012 on AP on Fox

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 05: Jozy Altidore speaks to the media during a press conference to announce the New York Red Bulls and Spanish La Liga runner-up, Villarreal CF, have agreed in principle to a transfer fee prior to the game against Chivas USA at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on June 6, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls)
Jozy Altidore is on the cusp of playing in his 50th match with the U.S. men's national soccer team. And it never gets old for him, either. ''Anytime you're going to the national team, it's great pride,'' Altidore said. ''It's something very special to be asked to play for your country.'' Especially now, with the U.S. set to meet Jamaica in a home-and-home series that could go a long way toward deciding control of Group A qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The Americans have been training in Miami this week, in advance of the trip to Jamaica for the first matchup on Friday. Altidore, who has 49 caps with the Americans, plays for the Dutch club AZ Alkmaar and flew into Miami on Monday. It's a busy time, but well worth a little fatigue, he said. ''I'll tell you what, man, it's times like this that you really look forward to,'' Altidore said. ''The first game is not in America, but the second game at home, it's fantastic. We get home, we see family, we get to be around th...
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