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Jozy Altidore


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Josmer Volmy "Jozy" Altidore is an American soccer player who plays for Eredivisie club AZ Alkmaar, and for the United States national team. Altidore was taken seventeenth overall in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, with the MetroStars. Altidore made his professional debut on August 23, 2006, as a substitute in a 3–1 U.S. Open Cup loss to D.C. United. He scored his first professional goal at the age of sixteen. He scored the Red Bulls' only goal of their 2–1 aggregate loss to D.C. United in the Eastern Conference Semifinals Series when he headed in a cross in the second leg. With that goal, he became the youngest player to score in the Major League Soccer playoffs at 16 years/. Altidore was also youngest to start in a Major League Soccer playoff match on October 21 against D.C. United. On June 4, 2008, Villarreal of La Liga agreed in principle with Major League Soccer and the New York Red Bulls to sign Altidore for roughly $10 million or €7.4 million. On September 14, 2008, Jozy made his La Liga debut, coming on as a second half substitute against Deportivo La Coruña. On January 30, 2009, Villarreal agreed to loan Altidore to Xerez, leader of the Segunda División at the time of the transfer, until the end of the 2008–09 season. On August 5, 2009, Altidore announced on his Twitter page that he would be loaned to English Premier League club Hull City. On August 25, 2009, Altidore scored his first goal for Hull in a 3–1 win over Southend United in the second round of the League Cup. On January 31, 2011, Altidore was loaned out to Turkish champions Bursaspor on a six-month loan. On 7 August, Altidore made his debut for the club as a second half substitute against PSV Eindhoven.    
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