The glee that followed Clint Dempsey's opening goal turned sour early in the U.S. match against Ghana as striker Jozy Altidore pulled up and was eventually taken off the pitch on a stretcher after suffering what looks like a serious hamstring injury.
American striker Jozy Altidore will leave AZ Alkmaar, where he scored 31 goals this past season, and return to the Premiership where he'll join Sunderland.
American Jozy Altidore scored what turned out to be the winning goal for AZ Alkmaar in a 2-1 upset over PSV Eindhoven in today's Dutch Cup final, delivering AZ its first Cup since 1982.
While Clint Dempsey has rightfully earned most of the acclaim among Americans playing pro soccer in Europe this season, striker Jozy Altidore's quietly been having a tremendous year for Dutch Eredivisie team AZ Alkmaar with 18 goals on the campaign, helping to lead his squad to possible Europa League qualification. (…