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List of international goals scored by Jozy Altidore

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Jozy Altidore in 2013.

Jozy Altidore is a professional soccer player who has represented the United States in international competition since 2007. As of October 10, 2017, Altidore has appeared 110 times for the national team and scored 41 goals.[1] He is the third all-time male top scorer for the United States, behind Landon Donovan's 57 goals, and Clint Dempsey's 57 goals.[2]

Altidore made his full international debut on November 17, 2007 in a friendly game away to South Africa.[3] On February 7, 2008 he scored his first international goal by heading home a cross from Drew Moor in a friendly match against Mexico in Houston, Texas.[4] On March 28, 2009, Altidore scored his first away goal in World Cup Qualifying in the 2–2 draw with El Salvador. On April 1, 2009, Altidore scored three goals in a 3–0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago, making Altidore the youngest American to score a hat-trick in an international game.[5] On June 24, 2009, Altidore scored in the semi-final of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup against Spain, turning club teammate Joan Capdevilla to get a clear shot on Iker Casillas' goal. The U.S. went on to defeat the Spanish team, 2–0.

Altidore started at striker in all four of the United States' games in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, garnering only one assist with no goals scored.[6][7][8][9][10] On June 2, 2013, Altidore ended an almost two-year scoring drought by sinking the first goal in an international friendly against Germany. He subsequently scored in his next two international games against Jamaica and Panama, marking the first time that he has scored in three consecutive international games. Altidore then went on to score in a fourth consecutive game against Honduras in a World Cup Qualification match on June 18. Scoring in four consecutive matches tied Altidore all-time for most consecutive games with a goal by any USMNT player, joining a select group of players that includes Landon Donovan, Eddie Johnson, Erik Wynalda, and William Lubbe.[11]

On August 14, 2013, Altidore scored a hat-trick in the United States' 4–3 comeback win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, notably scoring from a free kick just outside the box with a curling effort.[12] Altidore's three goals and an assist stretched his consecutive game scoring streak to 5 games, the most in U.S. national team history.[13] On June 7, 2014, Altidore broke his goal-scoring drought with two goals against Nigeria, the defending Africa Cup of Nations champions.

On June 16, 2014, in the United States' opening 2014 FIFA World Cup match against Ghana, Altidore injured a hamstring and had to be carried from the field.[14]

Altidore became the 17th American to reach 100 international caps on January 29, 2017 when he started in a goalless draw against Serbia. Only Landon Donovan had reached the milestone at a younger age than his 27 years.[15]


International goals[edit]

No. Date Cap Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. February 6, 2008 3 NRG Stadium, Houston, United States  Mexico 2–1 2–2 Friendly
2. October 11, 2008 4 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States  Cuba 5–1 6–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. March 28, 2009 8 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  El Salvador 1–2 2–2
4. April 1, 2009 9 Nissan Stadium, Nashville, United States  Trinidad and Tobago 1–0 3–0
5. 2–0
6. 3–0
7. June 24, 2009 15 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa  Spain 1–0 2–0 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup
8. September 5, 2009 18 Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, United States  El Salvador 2–1 2–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
9. May 29, 2010 25 Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, United States  Turkey 1–1 2–1 Friendly
10. October 9, 2010 31 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States  Poland 1–0 2–2
11. June 7, 2011 36 Ford Field, Detroit, United States  Canada 1–0 2–0 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
12. June 14, 2011 38 Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, United States  Guadeloupe 1–0 1–0
13. November 15, 2011 45 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia  Slovenia 3–1 3–2 Friendly
14. June 2, 2013 57 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States  Germany 1–0 4–3
15. June 7, 2013 58 Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica  Jamaica 1–0 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
16. June 11, 2013 59 CenturyLink Field, Seattle, United States  Panama 1–0 2–0
17. June 18, 2013 60 Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, United States  Honduras 1–0 1–0
18. August 14, 2013 61 Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–2 4–3 Friendly
19. 3–2
20. 4–2
21. October 11, 2013 63 Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, United States  Jamaica 2–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
22. June 7, 2014 70 EverBank Field, Jacksonville, United States  Nigeria 1–0 2–1 Friendly
23. 2–0
24. October 14, 2014 74 FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, United States  Honduras 1–0 1–1 Friendly
25. November 14, 2014 75 Craven Cottage, London, England  Colombia 1–0 1–2
26. January 29, 2015 77 Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua, Chile  Chile 2–1 2–3
27. March 25, 2015 79 Atletion, Aarhus, Denmark  Denmark 1–0 2–3
28. September 4, 2015 84 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States  Peru 1–1 2–1
29. 2–1
30. November 15, 2015 88 Busch Stadium, St. Louis, United States  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3–1 6–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
31. 6–1
32. January 31, 2016 90 StubHub Center, Carson, United States  Iceland 1–1 3–2 Friendly
33. February 5, 2016 91  Canada 1–0 1–0
34. March 29, 2016 93 Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, United States  Guatemala 4–0 4–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
35. September 2, 2016 94 Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3–0 6–0
36. September 6, 2016 95 EverBank Field, Jacksonville, United States  Trinidad and Tobago 2–0 4–0
37. 3–0
38. July 22, 2017 106 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States  Costa Rica 1–0 2–0 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
39. July 26, 2017 107 Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, United States  Jamaica 1–0 2–1
40. October 6, 2017 109 Orlando City Stadium, Orlando, United States  Panama 2–0 4–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
41. 3–0

Statistics[edit]

Updated to game played 15 June 2018.

References[edit]

  1. "Lineup Notes: Honduras vs. U.S. MNT – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying". U.S. Soccer. September 5, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  2. Goff, Steven (July 23, 2017). "Clint Dempsey leads U.S. to Gold Cup semifinal win over Costa Rica". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  3. Robert Wagman (November 17, 2007). "Despite so-so effort, U.S. defeats South Africa on Cherundolo goal". Soccer Times. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  4. Robert Wagman (February 7, 2008). "Bradley learns much about his U.S. team in 2–2 draw with Mexico". Soccer Times. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  5. "U.S. 3–0 T&T: Altidore hits hat trick". ESPN. April 1, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2008.
  6. "Tactical Line-up – Group C – England-United States" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 June 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  7. "Tactical Line-up – Group C – Slovenia-United States" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 18 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 2, 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  8. "Tactical Line-up – Group C – USA-Algeria" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 23 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  9. "Tactical Line-up – Last 16 – United States-Ghana" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 26 June 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
  10. "Players – Top attacks". FIFA.com (Fédération Internationale de Football Association). Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  11. http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/06/19/jozy-altidores-history-making-strike-icing-cake-remarkable-season
  12. "Altidore's hat trick leads US to 4–3 win vs Bosnia". ESPN. August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  13. "Jozy Altidore breaks U.S. record with amazing hat trick". USA Today. August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  14. "Victory over Ghana, agony over Altidore: America wakes up to the World Cup". Guardian. June 17, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
  15. Verteleney, Seth (January 29, 2017). "JOZY ALTIDORE BECOMES SECOND YOUNGEST U.S. PLAYER TO REACH 100 CAPS". Goal.com. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
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