Contact Us

Jozy Altidore Ruled Out Of Portugal Game

United States forward Jozy Altidore will be out Sunday when the U.S take on Portugal due to a strained left hamstring suffered during the Ghana game on Monday.

“He will not be available for Sunday’s game, but we are hopeful he will be available in the tournament,” U.S. Soccer spokesman Michael Kammarman said of the 24-year-old.

After the Portugal game, the U.S play Germany on June 26th to finish out the group stage.

With the loss of Altidore the U.S need 23 year old forward Aron Jóhannsson and veteran Chris Wondolowski to step up in a big way.The United States won without Altidore for majority of the match against Ghana, and it has an opportunity to do the same against a weakened Portugal with a total team effort.

The best case scenario for the U.S is get the win against Portugal, and Germany beat Ghana. If this happens the U.S will automatically secure a spot into the knockout round.

This result would also give manager Jurgen Klinsmann a chance to rest players during the Germany match such as CB Matt Besler, and F Clint Dempsey who both picked up injuries during the Ghana game.


Best of 104.5 The Team

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Teammates quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Teammates contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.