Jozy Altidore netted the first goal of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s 2016 campaign last time out, and the forward one-upped his performance Saturday night with a late game-winner.
Level through the first 89 minutes, Altidore’s last-gasp winner proved to be the difference in the U.S. Men’s National Team’s 1-0 victory on Saturday. The goal, Altidore’s second of the young season, earned the forward honors as SBI U.S. Men’s National Team Man of the Match.
Throughout the 90 minutes, Altidore remained among the more active USMNT attackers. Creating several chances, Altidore was thwarted numerous times by Canada goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau. Unfortunately for Canada, Crepeau was left helpless on the 89th minute winner, as Altidore’s powered header from an Ethan Finlay cross sealed the USMNT’s second victory to kickstart the 2016 campaign.
Altidore’s goal proved the difference in the game and in the Man of the Match voting, as the forward topped Lee Nguyen, Jordan Morris and Mix Diskerud for Saturday’s honors.
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