Altidore returns to USMNT training

Altidore returns to USMNT training

U.S. Men's National Team

Altidore returns to USMNT training

Jozy Altidore

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men’s National Team received great news after forward Jozy Altidore had been evaluated by the team’s medical staff on Monday.

U.S. Soccer announced on Tuesday morning that Altidore had been cleared to resume team workouts after an MRI on his right hamstring was declared normal, raising his chances of playing against Costa Rica and Mexico in the next two World Cup qualifiers. USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is reportedly optimistic that Altidore will be ready for the Costa Rica match.

Altidore was left off Sunderland’s game day squad for their 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace Saturday with what the club said was a hamstring injury. The USMNT is currently in Florida in preparation for the match on Friday in San Jose, Costa Rica, against the Ticos.

What do you think of this news? Do you see Jozy starting on Friday? Do you see Klinsmann resting Altidore in case of injury?

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