Altidore scores winner as AZ beats PSV to lift Dutch Cup title

Altidore scores winner as AZ beats PSV to lift Dutch Cup title

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Altidore scores winner as AZ beats PSV to lift Dutch Cup title

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By IVES GALARCEP

Jozy Altidore has enjoyed a dream season with AZ Alkmaar, and he found the perfect way to cap things off by scoring yet another goal, only this time to help his team win a trophy.

Altidore’s first-half strike proved to be the difference as AZ held on for a 2-1 victory over PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch Cup Final on Thursday. Altidore followed up an Adam Maher opener with his own goal through the legs of PSV’s goalkeeper for his 31st goal of the season in all competitions to give AZ a 2-0 lead in the first half.

PSV pulled a goal back, but never got closer as AZ’s defense held on for the upset victory.

Altidore’s goal capped an outstanding run through the tournament for Altidore, who finished the competition with eight goals in six matches.

Here is Altidore’s winning goal:


Altidore and AZ have one more match to play, this weekend against Willem II, before the end of the Dutch League season. The match will give him one more opportunity to extend his record for most goals in a European season by an American-born player.

What did you think of Altidore’s latest goal? Impressed with AZ’s victory over a strong PSV side? See him breaking through and scoring goals in World Cup qualifying next month?

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