Still a growing player at age 23, Jozy Altidore has added seasoning and sophistication to an already physically imposing game. He has developed range and positional sense in addition to superior body control. Having surpassed 50 caps and double digits in goals scored for the senior team, he is a veteran in his own right and is looking to add consistency to his stable of big goals for the national team. Altidore is benefitting from long-sought stability at AZ Alkmaar, where he finished last season with 19 goals in all competitions and helped the team reach the quarterfinals of the Europa League.
- A critical force in the U.S.’s march in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, scoring game-winning goals against Canada and Guadeloupe and earning Man of the Match honors in both games
- Assist on Michael Bradley’s game-tying goal against Slovenia in the 2010 FIFA World Cup voted Best Assist for 2010 Best of U.S. Soccer Awards
- Started all four 2010 World Cup matches, earning ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors in the USA’s 1-0 victory against Algeria
- Finished as the leading scorer for the U.S. in qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup with six goals
- Became the youngest player in U.S. Men’s National Team history to score a hat trick, tallying all three goals in the 3-0 victory in qualifying against Trinidad & Tobago on April 1, 2009, in Nashville
- Part of Peter Nowak's Under-23 side that qualified for the Olympics in Beijing and appeared in all three games at the Olympics, scoring during the 2-2 tie on Aug. 10 against the Netherlands
- Became the first U.S. international to score in Spain's La Liga when he grabbed a goal on Nov. 1, 2008, against Athletic Bilbao