(SANDY, Utah) — Jozy Altidore seems to come through when his team needs him the most.
He scored a goal in his fourth-straight international match to lead the U.S. Men’s National Team to a 1-0 win over Honduras in a World Cup qualifying game Tuesday night.
“We always told him from a coaching perspective that it takes a lot of hard work, it takes a lot of adjustment, it takes the right moment to be there, it takes the hunger,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “The energy he has put in the last four or five games has been tremendous. It’s not only that he scored those goals, the work he does for the team is awesome.”
The United States improved to 4-1-1 and now find themselves on the verge of another World Cup berth.
“We’re trying to keep our feet on the ground, of course,” U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard said after the team earned its second-consecutive shutout. “But going back over the last 15-20 years, we know what points total gets you to the World Cup. So it’s been a hugely successful summer.”
Honduras fell to 2-3-1 with the loss.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire