Just when it looked like the United States men’s national soccer team’s record win streak was headed down the toilet on the road in Europe, Jozy Altidore showed up to save the day.
Trailing 2-0 at the half against Bosnia-Herzegovina, the United States rallied for a 4-3 win thanks to three goals and an assist from Altidore. The 23-year-old emerging star striker was brilliant throughout the friendly Wednesday night, muscling and shaking his way through Bosnia’s defense before finishing with expert strikes.
The Americans now have a 12-match win streak and Altidore has scored in five straight international appearances. Both are team records.
We have videos of his stunning performance below:
In the 55th minute he assisted on Eddie Johnson’s goal to close the gap to 2-1.
He kept the momentum going in the 59th minute, as he gathered a great pass from Fabian Johnson and put the ball away in the bottom corner with his left foot, tying the game at 2-2.
In the 84th minute he stepped over the ball and delivered this beautiful free kick goal into the upper left corner to give the United States a 3-2 lead.
Without wasting any time, Altidore gathered a gorgeous pass from Michael Bradley and tucked it into the back of the net in the 86th minute to put the US up 4-2.