Altidore bags brace in USA win

Jozy Altidore ended his six-month goal drought by scoring twice for the United States in a 2-1 win over Nigeria in their final World Cup warm-up match.

Last Updated: 08/06/14 at 10:03 Post Comment

Jozy Altidore: Scores his second as USA see off Nigeria

Jozy Altidore: Scores his second as USA see off Nigeria

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The Sunderland player had not netted since grabbing a goal for his club against Chelsea in December, but he made a timely return to scoring form for his country in Jacksonville.

Altidore tapped in right-back Fabian Johnson's cross for the US team's opener in the 31st minute, before showing his confidence was up by slaloming into a shooting position and rattling in a fierce shot for his second goal after 68 minutes.

Victor Moses replied with an 86th-minute penalty for Nigeria, beating Tim Howard from the spot to deny the goalkeeper a clean sheet on his 100th appearance for the United States.

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