Jozy Altidore ended his
1,203 27-game scoring drought in the first half vs. Nigeria. That goal was a simple tap-in. His second was certainly much more than that.
Shortly after the second goal Jurgen Klinsmann subbed off Altidore as U.S. fans (optimistically) chanted, “We Want Ghana!” The U.S. won 2-1, winning three straight games heading into the World Cup.
Around this time last year Altidore scored in four straight games, including one against Germany and three World Cup qualifiers. He also notched a hat trick vs. Bosnia in a friendly last August before enduring a miserable season at Sunderland.
The Altidore rollercoaster ride continues.